This is a tradition in Protestant churches the name list of preachers/ ministers starting from the year of reformation. This date depends when the reformation took place. In Vianen they are not sure, but it happened somewhere at the end of the 1500's.
I always feel a link with history when you see these name plates
This is a shot of the magnificent old church of Vianen, a town not so far away. It is a huge 'temple'. It started of in 1327 as a little chapel dedicated to 'Our dear lady of Ascension'. In 1540, then extended to a 'hall' church, it was destroyed by a fire. The next build church is the building you see in the picture. No mayor constructions took place since that time. But a big change happened on 25 September of 1566 when the images and statues were removed during the Reformation. It has remained a Protestant church ever since and till today an active community.
I will post the coming days some shots I made during a visit.
An odd sight: a run down church, broken cars, and a run down houses around the church. I sneaked insight the building to have a look. It seemed as if everybody just left. It appeared to have been some kind of hospital for mentally ill. The atmosphere was so sinister that I didn't stayed long though. I don't want to know what happened there...
City in the west of the Dutch province Utrecht, founded by the Romans in 40 AD as a castellum at the Northern Fronteer of the Roman Empire. Received city rights in 1372, forensic city for North and South Holland's bigger cities, 33.650 inhabitants.
Woerden Community contains the towns and villages: Harmelen, Kamerik and Zegveld.