Churches of the Protestant parish Hohenmocker - Daberkow

The Mother Church in Hohenmocker

Dear Guests from far and near! 


When approaching Hohenmocker by car, bicycle or heaven by foot, you will notice, a very big building even from distance.

The saddle roof with its red tiles is visible from far away. If you get closer you will see an early gothic building made of granite blocks, dated from the middle of the 13th century.

Settlers moved from the Mark or from the Magdeburg region at that time.

They were the founders of the village of Hohenmocker, and it was surrounded by moors swamps. On a hill the first settlers built the church in the Eastphalian style.  

This style is characterized by its basement of the rectangular eastern tower, which extended beyond the straight lines of the nave in former times. The church tower burnt down in 1796. Since that time a belfry has stood on the curch grounds with an old bronze bell and a steel bell from the year 1958.

A notification in a book "Care of monuments in Pomerania" (Stettin 1929) says:"The repair of this important monument and the reconstruction of the tower should be taken into consideration, as tsoon as the economic situation has improved". The two portals of the church are richly detailed for such a village like Hohenmocker. The north portal has an old shaping of echinus, valley and capital. The south portal consists of edged round poles and distinct valleys. If you enter the church through one of these portals, you will find yourself in a domed room with double cross beams, which was built in a simply way. The altar with its carved acanthus ornaments as well as the altar rails and the pastor`s chairs (left side) date from the year 1756. In front of it stood a medieval winged altar, 18 figures of this altar are still intact. They are in the church of Gnevkow. Another witness of that time it the impressive crucifix on the north wall of the church (from the end of the 15th century). The basin of a baptismal front, made of limestone from Gotland, takes us back to a time more than 750 years ago, the beginning of Christianization.

The organ was built in the middle of the last century by the master builder A.Fischer from Demmin and it still sounds to praise the lord.

We confess with the prayer of the palms:

"Lords, I love the place of your house and the site where your honor dwells."