You'll find this church in the heart of the early medieval water village, on a small mound. It is beautifully surrounded by a cemetery and a picturesque church neighborhood – "tsjerkebuorren" in Frisian.
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In 1840, to accommodate a growing church community, parts of a church from 1745 in Heeg had to make way for the Reformed Haghakerk. The front church and the majority of the tower of the old church remained standing. A new, more spacious nave and choir were added to it. The building history at this location goes far back: in 1132, there was already a chapel here named Haghekercke, nearly nine centuries ago.
You'll find the church in the heart of the early medieval water village, on a small mound. It is beautifully surrounded by a cemetery and a picturesque church neighborhood – "tsjerkebuorren" in Frisian. On the outside, the characteristics of a so-called hall church with a three-sided closed choir and a wooden front tower with a constricted spire are visible. The entrance is on the south side, in the front church.
Step over the threshold and admire the 17th-century pulpit and baptistery. In the baptistery, a separate space around the pulpit, baptism takes place. Around it is a baptistery, adorned with special copperwork from 1821: a lectern with an eagle, a baptismal font, and two baptismal arches. The baptismal arches, above the passages in the baptistery, bear witness to Dutch influence. In Friesland, you find them mainly in places that maintained good connections with the West via water.
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