Erlebnis-Raum Taufe

Down the river and down from heaven above
Baptismal fonts, baptism-angel and Company

Down from heaven above: The baptism-angel

St. Mary Church Nettlingen
St. Mary Church Nettlingen

Around one hundred wooden baptism-angels are a specialty in rural churches in the Ev.-luth. Church of Hanover. Often they are positioned high up in a church to be lowered for a baptism service. In a bowl they carry the water for baptism ”from heaven” down to the person to be baptized. In art history these angels are considered baroque. The wood-carved angels of the rural churches mostly have been made by unknown local craftsmen. In the past, for many years the angels have been regarded as ”kitsch”. Today they are again loved by the congregations and the families.

Church of Detern Neuburg, near Leer
Church of Detern Neuburg, near Leer
Trinity Church Kirchwehren, Seelze
Trinity Church Kirchwehren, Seelze
St. Martini Adelebsen, near Göttingen
St. Martini Adelebsen, near Göttingen