The Bonnuskirche Osnabrück is considered one of the few tented churches in Germany.


  • On 1.1.1962, the Bonnus parish was founded to accommodate the expansion of the city to the west. It emerged from parts of the Katharinen- and Mariengemeinde.
  • The baptistery was used by Old Catholics for worship for a long time.

Stories / Legends:

  • Name giver Hermann Bonnus (1504 in Quakenbrück - 1588): He was considered a student and comrade-in-arms of Luther. Was the reformer of Osnabrück and the OS Land. The council of the city of OS borrowed the superintendent Bonnus from Lübeck for 3 months, but he stayed for 3 years. He preached his first Lutheran sermon in the Council Church of St. Mary on 2.2.1534 (since then OS Reformation feast day; not officially celebrated);
  • Translation of the Bible/NT into Low German; poet of many hymns; wrote the "Christliche Kerkenordnung für Ossenbrügge" (details see text on website)


Address & contact

Obere Martinistraße 54
49078 Osnabrück

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