On May 5, 1831, the foundation stone of the church and the parish house was laid, the consecration ceremony of the church, built according to the plans of the architect Anton Schmidt, on October 27, 1839.
The number of Lutheran believers in Timișoara increased after the accession to the throne of Emperor Joseph II. He showed more tolerance than his mother, Maria Theresia, towards the various denominations in the Empire.
In fact, on October 13, 1781, he issued a patent of tolerance that offered Protestant believers complete freedom of movement in the Empire.
In 1795 the first evangelical service took place in Timișoara, and in 1824 the first evangelical community in the city was established.
The church occasionally hosts baroque, classical and organ music concerts. The building can be framed in neoclassical style, with pilasters with Doric capital on two levels of the facade, triangular pediment, and pilasters with Ionic capital in the tower.
- Matei Barbu, Timișoara: biserici și temple, Editura ArtPress, Timișoara, 2012.
I’m checking the time
in 17 seconds
the bell should strike
I’m counting to myself
the plane hunting mosquitoes
passes like a rocket
“Timișoara in autumn. The gardens, the leaves, the deserted or almost empty streets, the houses, the lawns… elegant - the gentlemen playing tennis or bridge in courtyards, the good silence deepened by the roar of trams and the burst of voices and waltzes […] the urban life of Timisoara is like a large cuckoo clock, rusty but still working, handcrafted by some 18th-century craftsman, a little baroque but sturdy - and which works without knowing much.
Through the Citadel, the oldest and yet most modern district of the city – the elegance, the genuine snobbery (not cultivated) – matters of clothing, social games, manners, the opera, classical music, the promenade (the Corso) – pure worldliness – ‘in the city of parks’, through the greenness and the sadness emerged the best-dressed people, refined à la page ladies, young ladies coming from the piano lesson and speaking English, you’d still see tailcoats on Sunday night, impeccable tailleurs – the feeling of an English park, a fashion magazine, Watteau, a picnic.” (Livius Ciocârlie, A Provincial Burgtheater, Cartea Românească Publishing House, 1984, p. 310-311)