Reformed Lutheran Church
At the request of the Gönyű Lutheran diaspora and the Reformed sub-congregation of Bőny, the Lutheran congregation of Győr and the Reformed congregation of Bőny had a joint church built for the two denominations in Gönyű, which was consecrated at Whitsun 2005. The building itself demonstrates the traditions of Protestant church architecture and modern architectural features. Its style reflects the intimate atmosphere of the churches of Transylvanian villages.
The furnishing of the church’s open-plan interior is a worthy servant of the Protestant liturgy. The rich, so-called handmade ’written embroidery’ is a tribute to the work of the women in the religious community. The pulpit is decorated with carved symbols. In addition to their own celebrations, the two communities also gladly seek ecumenical co-existence. “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 3:11).
Gönyű has its own special Advent tradition - one window of small houses on the fences of 24 families is opened every morning until Christmas. The first window of each is opened in the Reformed Lutheran Church, while the last is opened in the Catholic Church. Visiting the 24 small houses hidden among the streets makes a lovely festive tour.