04-VII-2018 Descendants of Schilling family in Klepsk
Four memebers of the successors of the Schilling family (3 seen on the photo) visited the church in Klepsk. The oldest of them (but the youngest by heart feeling) - Frank Ingvarson from Perth, is the 5th generation of the Schillings. He was accompanied by his grandchildren (7th generation). During the visit, in presence of Father Olgierd BANAS (catholic priest seen on the photo in Lutheran lithurgical vestments), Frank gave a book "J. Gottfried Schiling - Persecution, Peace, PIoneering 1838-1988" as a gift to the Australian chamber inside the church (1st floor). Then the whole delegation with Jaroslaw Wnorowski (author of the website and certified tourist guide) went to Okunin (formerly Langmeil) where their ancestors worked and lived. In the end, they also visited Cigacice (Tschecherzig) harbour where the journey by water began. The official presentation of the book to the members of the parish took place during a high mass on Sunday, July 8th, 2018.
15-III-2017 The wooden church in Klepsk added to Polish List of Monuments of History
The Pesident of Poland - Mr Andrzej Duda, signed an act which made the wooden church in Klepsk even more famous and important. Since March 2017, the church is added to the prestigious list of the most precious objects of history of Poland (called List of Monuments of History). Only 3 such objects (incluidng the new one in Klepsk) are on the list in LUBUSKIE region. The tittle means more funds for conservation and better promotion. On May 6th, 2017 Fr. Banas (the main priest of the parish) annunced the good news officially to the public and thanked all those involved into the sucess, including the author of this website :).
20-XII-2015 - Klemzig (Klepsk) church gained two bottles of wine from Langmeil Winery for its chamber of remembrance.
The wines were donated and sent thanks to Josephine Monk, Winifred Hansen - descendants of Christian Auricht (blacksmith from Chlastawe - nowadyas Chlastawa) and Jonathan Bitter from the vineyard.
Priest Olgierd Banas was delighted and very happy with such a gift for the local community and for the church. He presented the bottles in the end of the Sunday mass, so that everyone from the village could see and touch the gifts.
Those are two kinds of wines: Freedom (Shiraz) and Blacksmith (Cabernet Sauvignon). They will remain unopened in Klemzig's church for ever.