Red Church

Red Church

The church of St. Simeon and St. Helena is the most famous Catholic church in Minsk. The magnificent church was built of red brick, which gave it the second name – the Red Church. On September 25, 1906, the cornerstone of the future church was solemnly consecrated.

The construction was led by Minsk nobleman Edward Voinilovich, he also donated a large sum for the construction of the temple. The architect of the project was Polish citizen – Tomasz Payzdersky. The church received the names of saints Simeon and Helena in memory of two early dead children of Voinilovich.

In 1996, a sculpture of the Archangel Michael piercing a serpent was installed near the church. In 2000, a monument to the Nagasaki Bell was erected in memory of the tragedy in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.