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NAREW – kościół p.w. Wniebowzięcia NMP i Św. Stanisława Kostki

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NAREW - the church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Stanisława Kostka from 1775.

One of the first written mentions about the Narew dates from 1421 and concerns a stopover here for King Władysław Jagiełło (1386-1434), who traveled to Grodno. The city rights of Chełmno were given to the settlement by king Zygmunt I Stary (1506-1548) on 27 June 1514, at the request of Olbracht Marcinowicz Gasztołda of the Awdaniec coat of arms (died 1539), the starost of Bielsk (1513-1536).

Originally, there was a court chapel, as evidenced by the mention of 1517 about Fr. Jakub - chaplain in the Narew. During the location of the city under the Magdeburg Law on December 7, 1528, King Zygmunt Stary and his wife Bona Sforza d'Aragon (1494-1557) funded the church. Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Stanisław Biskupa Martyr, giving him two lands, a mill, taverns, tithes and other privileges. Queen Bona Sforza, at the request of the then priest Mikolaj Sokołowski (1541 and 1544) reiterated the foundations in 1541, and in 1545 she ordered to set the boundaries of the parish again. On January 7, 1553 (Saturday after Epiphany) King Zygmunt II Augustus (1548-1572) confirmed all previous assignments. The temple in Narew was consecrated by priest Bishop. Jan Stefan Wydżg (died on September 7, 1685)

Former grants and privileges were confirmed on December 18, 1739 by King August III Sas (1733-1763). Around 1738, the Gniezno canon and the general of the Brzesc District, Fr. Ludwik Ignacy de Riaucour (1700-1777), future suffragan of the Lutsk-Brzesc diocese (1749-1777). Presumably under his direction in the years 1738-1748 was rebuilt from the foundations of the wooden church, which exists to this day. In the years 1851, 1857, 1860, subsequent renovations were carried out, under the direction of Fr. Felicjan Szakien (born 1825), administrator and then the parish priest of Narew (1849-1864). As part of the post-uprising repressions on October 4, 1866 - on the orders (No. 9566/1866) of Konstanty von Kaufman, Grodno Governor.

During the Polish-Bolshevik war (1920), the church was riddled with missiles. A similar situation occurred during World War II in 1944, when the church was damaged by artillery fire. The first, necessary renovations were carried out by priest Stanisław Łukaszewicz (1905-1967), then parish priest of Narew (1939-1948). In 2011 - thanks to the priest, priest. priv. Zbigniew Niemyjski - the entire roof of the church and the belfry were covered with copper sheet.

On the church square stands a wooden, two-story belfry built in 1773-1792, when the parish priest of the Narew was Fr. Adam Kłokocki (1733-1808), later Luther-Brześć suffragan (1795-1798) and Vilnius (1798-1808). In 1914, the Russians took two large bells.

At the church there is also a wooden presbytery and a parish house. In 2010-2013, they have been thoroughly restored - thanks to the aforementioned priest. the prosecutor Zbigniew Niemyjski.


ul. Kościelna 2
17-210 Narew
85 681 60 43
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GPS: 52.915320199135,23.520731448953

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