The master school was founded in 1997. The sponsor of the course is the Dortmund Chamber of Crafts. The course is held entirely in the Dombauhütte in Soest, Walburgerstraße 56, for the practical and theoretical parts.
The Westphalian Cathedral Construction Association
St. Maria zur Wiese Soest e.V.
One of the main roles of the Westphalian Cathedral Construction Association for St. Maria zur Wiese Soest e.V. is the procurement of capital. The Association and the parish need the help of all who care for the preservation of their cultural environment.
On Friday, 23 March 2018, we were able to present and explain to our minister, Ina Scharrenbach, the intergenerational measures at the Wiesenkirche and all aspects of the work being conducted by the mason’s lodge. It quickly became evident that Ms Scharrenbach was already well informed about the details.
Construction of the northern tower spire by helicopter
On Friday, 9 September 2016, the finishing touches were made to the southern spire, which had remained incomplete since 2013 due to inclement weather. We successfully lifted the highest stone of Soest – the finial – to the tip of the northern spire by helicopter.
On 12 October 2013, a ceremony was held for the restoration of the southern tower, which was successfully completed on exactly the 700th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone. The ceremony was jointly held by the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia, as represented by State Minister of Construction Michael Groschek.
The Wiesenkirche - The building process. The total work of art
a) Church and tower (approx. 2 hours)
b) Church, tower and workshop (approx. 3 hours)
The high Gothic hall church of St. Maria zur Wiese is known far beyond the borders of the old Hanseatic city of Soest. Its architecture combines sublime majesty and filigree elegance only an apparent contrastwhich create a spatial synthesis of the arts. With the "Dombauhütte St. Maria zur Wiese", there is also a modern Bauhütte at this church. Besides the Rhenish ones - above all those in Cologne, Aachen and Xanten - it is the only Westphalian Bauhütte in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.