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Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Florinus, Siat

Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Florinus in Siat
Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Florinus in Siat

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Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Florinus in Siat im Winter
The Catholic parish church is located in Siat.



Since the title St. Florinus zu Seth does not occur in the Carolingian Urbar or in the Pfäverser toboggans, it is not certain whether St. Lucius or St. Florinus is the oldest church in Siat. The first documentary news about St. Florinus is therefore a document dated May 15, 1481. In the visitation protocol of 1643 the Gothic chapel is described. The medieval church was replaced by a new building consecrated on 21 September 1744. The old tower initially remained and received a baroque attachment. In 1924, however, it had to be demolished due to dilapidation and - a little further to the east - rebuilt.


The church is an east-facing, uniformly baroque complex, consisting of a three-bay nave and a two-bay, flat-closed choir. The choir and nave are of the same height and unite to create a free spatial effect. The exposure under the main cornice is carried out by stitch arch windows and oculi.
From the old tower, the south wall is still present. The new tower was built in 1924.
Stucco adorns the pilasters and the vault in the choir. The ornamentation illustrates the transition from Régence to Rococo.


The high altar (made of wood) was made by Placy Schmid on the model of the altar in Vals. 1758 von Joh. Trubmann gilded. The side altars are designed as counterparts. Unadorned baptismal font. Pulpit polygonal, dated 1650.
Cult tools: Baroque chalice, around 1670, monstrance (with cross), around 1690, casula made of green, silver-brooched, French silk damask, 18th century.
Bells: Rüetschi AG, Aarau 1925 and Gebr. Theus Felsberg, 1880.The
former late Gothic high altar of Siat now stands, supplemented with new parts, in Frankfurt Cathedral.

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Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Florinus, Siat

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