Švedriškė Church of St. John the Baptist

Manors, Churches, Ethnographical Villages, Mills

The inhabitants of Švedriškė belonged to the parish of Kazitiškis. Poland in 1920 After the occupation of Vilnius region, the western part of the parish was left without a church. There is a temporary chapel in Garbšiai village. The owner of the Swedish sitting room Marija Leščiauskienė in 1927. donated 81.4 hectares of land with huts to the future church. 1928 equipped with a temporary chapel. 1929 appointed priest.

1933 built in 1934. the current wooden church is installed. It was a branch of Salak Parish. 1960-1989 pastor Antanas Juška (1906–1991), 1949–1956. Siberian prisoner.

The church project was prepared by engineer Stasys Taškūnas.

The church is neo-Gothic, rectangular in plan, two-tower, with a tower, a narrow apse and low sacristy. Cemetery fence metal, with reinforced concrete columns.




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