We drove past Trub on the way to Hinterhütten and on the way back we stopped to look around, shoot some footage and eat a bite of lunch. As with most of the villages, the church here is in the center of the village. It is a Reformed State Church which seems to be very common in Switzerland today. Someone pointed out to us that if there is a cross on top of the steeple, then it is a Catholic Church.
I stepped into the sanctuary and snapped this photo. It is simple and yet beautiful inside. The pastor will preach, not from the pulpit but from the place there on the left side just ahead of the pews. He ascends to the place using the stairs right there. It would give new meaning to the expression, “Preaching down at your people.”
The cemetery was down the hill and this view is from the street in front of the church. We checked for any Graber names in the cemetery but didn’t spot any. This appears to be the new cemetery. Don’t know where the old cemetery is. Anabaptists lived in this area (this is close to Hinterhütten.
I found it very interesting that there are signs like this throughout the village that tell little bits about the Anabaptist history of this place. They are sponsored by the Reformed State Church at Trub. Click on the image and it might be a bit easier to read. The sign is in German, English and French.
About 1709 the Pastor from Trub presented to the provincial government in Trachselwald that Trub needed a new school. The authorities in Bern approved Anabaptist money from captured Anabaptists may be used to build churches and schools. At the time Trub had 800 pounds and 25 crowns from the sale of cows from captured Anabaptists which was then turned over to the provincial governor who then had the first schoolhouse in Trub built. The money came from the sale of 30 cows, 20 of which belonged to the Anabaptist teacher Peter Habegger in Swartzentrub and 10 from the Anabaptist son of the cashier Jacob from Trub. This information came from one of the signs at Trub.