Maruo Church

A white church that stands in the home town of prolific church architect Yosuke Tetsukawa

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In 1899, there was a gathering spot known as the "house cathedral", which also served as a chapel. Christians from twenty households upkept this church, but when Father Osaki became the head priest of Aosagaura Church, he had a white church constructed atop the hill in Maruo which would formally become an itinerant church. It was remodeled in 1972, and in 1975 it became independent from Aosagaura Parish and formed the Maruo Parish.

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Address 857-4513 長崎県南松浦郡新上五島町丸尾郷940
Hours of Operation Observation Hours:
9 AM to 5 PM
1. Observation may not be possible during mass or ceremonies
2. The doors may occasionally be locked
Price Free, but please consider contributing to the church's donation box
Note Building Information
Built 1928
Remodeled 1972


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