The history of the church, originally built in Romanesque style, goes back to the first half of the 13th century. Most fortified churches in Transylvania had their belltower or donjon added later, but the church in Movile had already a belltower before the fortification. Instead the donjon was built above the choir, something very uncommon here. Today the church and its ensemble are threatened by decay.
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The current altar was constructed in 1840, however it uses three paintings of older, unknown origin.
The baptismal font that can be seen in the church is from 1584, but it was painted over in 1902.
The organ was built in 1862 by Samuel Mätz. It has 10 registers and a manual. It was repaired in 1913 by Karl Einschenk.
The bells in the belltower were made pre- reformation, around 1400. They all have Latin inscriptions.
The inner bailey is likely from the 15th century, while the other towers and baileys are from the 16th century.
|1355||Movile is mentioned in a feud between many Transylvanian villages as part of the chair of Sibiu.|
|1368||King Louis the first of Hungary (and later Poland) camps near the village.|
|1400||Movile is part of the Schenker main chapter.|
|1488||Movile hosts 54 families alongside a mill and a school.|
|1532||The population climbs up to 74 families|
|1579||Movile may host a shoemaker's guild now.|
|1927||Construction of a protestant community center.|