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In addition to holding services, Pöide Church has hosted numerous events and activities – research expeditions, lectures on the church and the order castle, action days of communal work; the congregation has celebrated the Visitation on July 2nd, and the Assumption of the Virgin on August 15th as the name day of Pöide St Mary’s Church.
Below, there is a brief overview of previous events.
On December 26th, started the roof renovation work of Pöide Church. The project, performed in most part by the company Rändmeister, lasted for two years – the new roof restored to its original height was ready in 2014.
Completion of three stained-glass windows in the tower bay. The project was supported by the Oesel Noble Corporation and by the Association of the Baltic Noble Corporations. In 2015, also an alley of curly birch trees (Betula pendula var. carelica) was planted.
Restoration of the main portal, of the tower shutters, and of the other three stained-glass windows by Illar Kannelmäe. Completion of one of the tall windows was supported by the friends of the Estonian Heritage Society in Toronto, Canada.
Restoration of the medieval baptismal font with its installation in the chancel.
A painting was discovered on the vault of the western bay ceiling below the tower. Conservation of the painting was completed in 2019.
Completion of the Ave Maria stained-glass window (designed by Elo Sova) in the southern wall of the nave. Celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, marked with planting an apple tree in the churchyard. A summer cafe was opened in the parsonage.
Installation of the exterior night lighting.
Installation of the interior lighting system started.
Pöide church has hosted superb sacred music concerts given by Estonian musicians: the ensemble Tuli Taevast (2016, 2017), the chamber orchestra of the West-Estonian islands (2018), Vox Clamantis (2019), Hortus Musicus (2018, 2019, 2020). Liis Lulla-Knape, an Estonian–Dutch flautist has given charity concerts in support of Pöide Church during 13 years.