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St. Lawrence Church

Fact Sheet

  • Start of Construction: ca. 1250
  • Completion: 1477
  • Named after: St. Lawrence
  • Denomination: Lutheran
  • Height: Up to 81 meters
  • Bells: 16

During World War II, St. Lawrence was almost completely destroyed. Other than the two towers, not much was left. But the people of Nuremberg felt a profound need to rebuild their church as a place of faith and hope. In 1952, just seven years after the war was over, the first worship service within the restored structure took place.

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Daily prayer services, two weekly worship services, prayer & discussion groups, tours, events and activities of all different kinds. Since the Corona pandemic there are weekly online services on the church’s own YouTube channel and regular posts to Instagram (@lorenzkirche_offical). To sum it up: There’s always something happening at St. Lawrence.

Here's what the pastor says!

Claudia Voigt-Grabenstein

Head Pastor of St. Lawrence

“The ideas of the Bible are still relevant today. One must try to communicate them in a way that speaks to what happens in the modern world and to use an up-to-date language, so they can reach everyone. That is precisely my task.”

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