The St. Michael's Church in Angyalföld was renovated

Hungarian version of the article: Felújították az angyalföldi Szent Mihály-templomot

September 14, 2022 at 2:00 PM

The exterior renovation of the St. Michael's Church on Babér Street in the 13th District has been completed. The Neo-Romanesque church, built of reddish brick and white stone, was built in 1930 according to the plans of Ernő Foerk.

The St. Michael's Church in Angyalföld has regained its old glory as the exterior renovation of the building under 17B Babér Street was recently completed. On 11 September, the church was blessed as part of a holy mass which was celebrated by Cardinal Péter Erdő - read on the szentmihaly.hu page.

Blessing of the church on 11 September 2022 (Photo: szentmihaly.hu)

The St. Michael's Church in the 13th District, showing Neo-Romanesque forms, was designed by Ernő Foerk, the architect of Szeged Cathedral. Construction began in 1929, and the church was consecrated in September 1930.

The main facade of St. Michael's Church in 2018 (Photo: Gyöngyvér Havas/pestbuda.hu)

The side facade of the St. Michael's Church in Angyalföld in a photograph by Mór Erdélyi taken around 1930 (FSZEK Budapest Collection)

The two-tower building on the plot at the corner of Babér and Tomori Streets was built of reddish brick and white stone; geometric shapes made up of the combination of the two colours decorate the outer wall of the church.

Renovation of the walls in June 2022 (Photo: szentmihaly.hu)

Pictures of the renovation (Photo: szentmihaly.hu)

The financial support for the renovation was largely provided by the Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest, and to a lesser extent by the Office of the President of the Republic and the 13th District Local Council, as well as by donations from the faithful.

Cover photo: The St. Michael's Church in Angyalföld was renovated (Photo: szentmihaly.hu)


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