Isidorushoeve (Ov): St. Isidorus (J.H. Sluijmer, 1927)
The village of
St. Isidorushoeve is not as old as its church. The parish was founded
in 1927, to serve the farmers in the wide area between the parishes of
Beckum and Rietmolen. Eventually, a village grew around the church,
which today is part of the Haaksbergen municipality.
The church, along with the presbytery, was designed by J.H. Sluijmer,
an architect from Enschede who built several more churches in the
eastern regions of the country, and built in 1927. It's a three-aisled
cruciform pseudo-basilica in a Traditionalistic style based on
neo-Gothic, but with some Expressionistic influences in the details.
The nave and the wide transept together form a large centralizing
space. At the front is a baptistry. Flanking the choir are two