Westphalian Cathedral Masons’ Lodge at St. Maria zur Wiese Soest e.V.

Visit by Minister Scharrenbach

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. Continue reading


What actually happens in winter? Work mainly takes place in the workshop. Details

Planning for 2018

Current building work

See here the progression of work on the completed areas and the planned construction projects for 2018. 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. Continue reading

Anniversary celebrations 2013

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. Course of events and impressions

The master school

For stonemasons and stone sculptors

The master school was founded in 1997. The Dortmund Chamber of Crafts is the responsible body for the school. Both the practical and theoretical components of the course are completely run in the Dombauhütte, [the masons’ lodge] of the cathedral in Soest, Walburgerstraße 56. Continue reading

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. Details