The oldest elements of the church in Tarvastu date back to the 14th century. The former church consisted of a square-shaped nave and a choir.The church has suffered in numerous wars and in 1771 it received a new appearance under the supervision of Johann Christoph Knaut. The church caught fire after a stroke of lightning in 1892 and its reconstruction was started in 1893, in December of the very same year the consecration of the reconstructed church took place.Interesting to know:· The designer and builder was a school teacher from Poltsamaa - Gustav Heinrich Beermann.· The author of the altar painting “Golgatha” is Theodor Thieme. Organ builder August Terkmann.
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