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Katholische Kirche

  • Faid

As early as 1470, an early mass was endowed in Faid. This endowment was improved in 1735 by further donations, especially by a field on Leykirst. Thus, in this year, an own early mass was employed in Faid. He was a native of Faid named Heinrich Spengler. After his death in 1792, Johannes Josef Limpert from Cochem was appointed early measurer from Faid.

In 1798, Faid was elevated to a parish. The first parish priest was Limpert, who had previously been the early sacristan. The alternating service between Faid and Dohr, which had been customary since the earliest times, continued. The "Wittenhof", which the parish of Cochem owned on the Faid field, was claimed by the newly established parish of Faid. However, Faid was defeated in a lawsuit brought against it. Around 1840, the parish church of Cochem had this farm auctioned off, which the parish church in Faid took over. The parish church was built in 1750. Part of the Romanesque tower of the old church remained standing. It is dedicated to St. Stephanus. To build the church, the parish borrowed 1,000 thalers from Peter Brohl of Aldegund, for which the parish vouched. As a pledge of security, the church leased its Witttenhof to the parish. The church was probably unable to pay off this debt, which the parish had to do as a result, whereupon the parish also claimed the Wittenhof for itself

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56814 Faid


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