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. Thus in the course of more than 2 hours, it became evident that the history of a mason’s lodge also has a superordinate element that concerns the connection between all workers over the centuries. If something like that it to happen it does so by itself, or not at all. Only then can it be understood. The participants of the visiting group enjoyed the atmosphere. The pictures reveal further details: The term “Jugendbauhutte”, itself demonstrating the youthfulness of the current builder’s hut, was not used; instead reference was always made to the “Kinderbauhütte”, with the current generation of builders being referred to as children following in the footsteps of their predecessors. The photos are by Thomas Brüggestraße and Klaus Fischer.
Between the towers of the Wiesenkirche above the roofs of Soest, from left: Heinz-Helmut Piel, 1st Chair, Westphalian Cathedral Builders Association; Dr. Eckhard Ruthemeyer, Mayor; Eckhard Uhlenberg, State Minister a.D. and President NRW Nature Foundation, Nature, Homeland, Culture; Stefan Stubenhofer, mason’s lodge; Jürgen Prigl, master builder, mason’s lodge; Kai Hegemann, Pastor; Detlef Schönberger, HGF KH Hellweg-Lippe; Jonathan Schulze, apprentice; Daniel Müller, mason’s lodge; Thomas Gißke, mason’s lodge.