The architecture of the church is on the border between late Gothic and Renaissance styles. The church is oriented (i.e., its chancel is directed to the east), built of white stone from Pińczów. The nave resembles a square and the chancel is slightly narrower. In the chancel there is a cross-ribbed vaulting with stone keystones decorated with coats of arms: Abdank, Odrowąż and Janina. The main nave was also originally covered with a similar vault, now there is a flat ceiling. The church roof is covered with sheet metal, originally it used to be with shingles.
There are fragments of late Gothic polychrome from the beginning of the 16th century depicting St. Christopher. The rood screen consists of late Gothic figures (from the beginning of the 16th century) – the Mother of God and Saint John the Evangelist. The figure of Christ is from the beginning of the 17th century. In the Baroque main altar from the beginning of the 17th century there is a picture with the images of saints Stephen and Lawrence. The northern side altar presents the Crucifixion of Christ (from the second half of the 17th century). The southern side altar depicts Our Lady Immaculately Conceived (from the second half of the 17th century) with a late-Gothic figure of the Virgin Mary with the Child.
The church is located in Małopolska province on the renewed route of St. Jacob’s tour from Sandomierz to Tyniec, which refers to the former medieval road to Santiago de Compostela but is associated with pilgrimage to the grave of St. Jacob.
GORYSŁAWICE - Church of St. Lawrence
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