The Parish Community

History of the Parish Herforst

KircheThe history of the parish in Herforst dates back to the year 1566, when the Holy Fair celebrated in Herforst's chapel was first recorded. Throughout the centuries the Herforst parish belonged to several deaneries until it built a pastoral unit with the parish of Binsfeld, Spangdahlem and Speicher in 2004 and now falls under the Deanery Bitburg.

Die Pfarrkirche - The Church Kirchenfenster klein
Herforst's church was built in the place of the old chapel in 1729. 

The parish church of Herforst is consecrated to the Holy Eligius and the 14 Holy Helpers and is a Sanctuary in honor of the 14 Holy Helpers since 1832.




Pfarrarchiv / Bistumsarchiv
Commemorative 100 Jahre Pfarrkirche Speicher

Church Services
Services are published weekly in the bulletin of the municipality of Speicher (Church Services - kirchliche Nachrichten).
You can also find it here!

Facilities of the parish Herforst
Pfarrheim: Pater-Matthias-Schneider-Haus (Father Matthias-Schneider-House)

In September 2007 the new parish hall was inaugurated. The beautiful hall can be used for lectures, festivities, assemblies, meetings for seniours, i. e. afternoon events organized by the KAB or a s rehearsal room of the church choir. There is moreover, the possibility of renting the room for family celebrations (birthdays, communions, etc.). The parish hall includes a youth room, parish library and a lovely outdoor terrace.



Next to the church a Lourdesgrotte was built in 1935. It imitates the cave in the famous pilgrimage town of Lourdes, France, but in Herforst no Bernadette figure was set up. After extensive renovation work the grotto shines in new splendor since 2000.

Church Choir Cäcilia Herforst
Please check out our homepage at Clubs / Associations.

14 Holy-Helper-Festival (14-Nothelferfest)
Celebrated each year on the 2nd weekend after Easter
Friday: Evening Mass followed by procession of lights
Sunday morning: Festival High Mass
Sunday afternoon: 14-Nothelfer-prayer with sermon and afterwards pilgrim procession
                           After that: Coffee and Cake in the parish hall (Pfarrheim)


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Parish Community Speicher
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Parish Office Speicher
Mo-Fr 09:00-12:00 am, Tue 15:00-18:00 pm

Pfarrer Stephan Gerber
Kirchstr.10, 54662 Speicher
Phone 06562 930930

Kooperator Pater Jomi
Phone 06562 9310444 

Diakon Klaus Otten

Phone 06562 2754

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Anna Petry
Kirchstr. 10, 54662 Speicher
Phone 0 65 62 - 93 09 30


Parish Council of the Parish Community Herforst


Alexia Bach, Chairwoman
Andreas Oster, Vice Chairman
Johannes Antony, Secretary

Edeltrud Blitsch, Monika Delfosse, Margret Meier, Artur Meiers, Gabriele Mlotkowski, Natalie Musiol,

Point of Contact:

Alexia Bach


Administrative Board Herforst / Parish Community Herforst 

Pastor Stephan Gerber, Chairman
Adalbert Meier, Vice Chairman
Lothar Meiers
Johannes Knötgen
Otmar Müller
Association representative of the Parish Community Herforst in the church association Speicher
Adalbert Meier