Fukumi Church

Features a Japanese-style raised wooden roof, a rarity in brick churches

Area
Goto
Category
History&Culture
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In 1799, a church was founded here by settlers from Kurosaki in Sotome. During Goto Kuzure, a period of Christian persecution, they fled Fukumi before the oppression began. After the end of Christian oppression, the previous settlers returned to find their homes and land in disrepair, but revived it to its former state to live there once again. The first generation church was built in 1882 but was destroyed by strong winds just two years later. Afterwards, the second generation church was built in 1913.

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Churches are very important places of prayer for their followers. When observing churches, please follow proper etiquette such that everyone can feel comfortable in the churches. A guide for church etiquette can be found here.

Information

Address 853-3102 長崎県南松浦郡新上五島町岩瀬浦郷福見
Hours of Operation Observation Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM
1. Observation may not be possible during mass or ceremonial proceedings
2. The doors may be locked at certain times / on certain days
Price Free, but please consider contributing to the church's donation box
Access 15 minutes by car from Narao Port, 60 minutes by car from Arikawa Port
Note Building Information
Description: One story, brick, 242 ㎡ floor area
Designed and constructed: 1913

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