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Varik (G): St. Petrus en Pauluskerk (A. Tepe, 1877-1879)

 

After the Reformation, Varik remained largely catholic. Mass was held by wandering Jesuite missionaries, in private houses mostly. In 1688 a station (comparable with a parish) was founded and a priest appointed, although without a church. Until 1732 a space at the mansion De Hondtswinkel was used, and after that a former pigsty.  In 1788 a new barn church was built. In the 1870's

 

This is a three-aisled cruciform pseudo-basilican church with three-sided closed choir, lateral chapels and a tower of three storeys with a stair-turret. It is representative for much of Tepe's work, being designed in a style related to Lower Rhine Gothic and built of brick, with no use of natural stone.
Tepe also designed the presbytery next to the church.

 

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