St. Mauritius (Rubenheim)

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The Catholic Parish Church of St. Mauritius in Rubenheim

View inside the church

View from the chancel towards the gallery and the organ prospect

The Church of St. Mauritius is a Catholic parish church in Rubenheim, a district of the municipality of Gersheim. The patron saint of the church is Saint Mauritius. In the monument list of the Saarland, the church is listed as a single monument[1].


The original church building was built around the year 1000 in the Romanesque period of art history[2].

In the 13th century the church received a tower with a gable roof and served as a fortified church. In 1768 the tower was raised, retaining the old gable roof. In 1778-79 an extension of the nave took place, by the addition of a baroque hall. In 1895 there was another extension, when a choir in the neo-Romanesque style was added according to the plans of the architect Wilhelm Schulte sen. In 1927-28 a side aisle was added to the west. After destruction during the Second World War, the church was rebuilt in 1948-60 according to plans by the architect Albert Boßlet (Würzburg). In 1985 and 2006 the church was restored[3].


The organ of the church was built in 1954 by the firm Gebr. Späth Orgelbau (Mengen). The cone chest instrument, with 23 stops, distributed over 2 manuals and pedal, is placed on a gallery and has a free-standing console. The stop action is electric[4].

I Main movement C-g3

1. Gedacktpommer 16′
2. Principal 8′
3. Covered Wide 8′
4. Octave 4′
5. Reed Flute 4′
6. Flageolet 2′
7. Mixture IV-V 1  1⁄3′
8. Trumpet 8′
II Swell C-g3

9. Koppelflöte 8′
10. Salicional 8′
11. Principal 4′
12. Night Horn 4′
13. Recorder 2′
14. Third 1  3⁄5′
15. Quint 1  1⁄3′
16. Cymbel III
17. Crook horn 8′
Pedal C-f1

18. Principal bass 16′
19. Subbass 16′
Tender Bass (from No. 1) 16′
20. Octavian bass 8′
21. Gedacktbass 8′
22. Bass flute 4′
23. Trombone 16′
  • Coupling: II/I, I/P, II/P
  • Playing aids: a free combination, tutti, crescendo


  • Bernhard H. Bonkhoff: Die Kirchen im Saar-Pfalz-Kreis. Saarbrücken 1987.

Web links

Commons: St. Mauritius (Rubenheim)– Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual references

  1. Monument list of the Saarland, partial monument list Saarpfalz-Kreis (PDF; 1.2 MB), retrieved on 29 June 2012
  2. St. Mauritius, Rubenheim(Memento of 27 January 2016 in the Internet Archive) At:, retrieved 29 June 2012
  3. Information on the parish church of St. Mauritius At:, retrieved 29 June 2012
  4. Organ of the church St. Mauritius (catholic)(Memento of 16 August 2007 in the Internet Archive) Info page of the web offer Organs in Saarland, retrieved on 29 June 2012

Coordinates 49° 10′ 23.8″ N, 7° 12′ 27.5″ E