Uszka Község Önkormányzata


Uszka is a community lying on the Szatmári plane northeast of Nyíregyháza bordering Ukraine, directly next to the creek Batár. Its climate is boerdering on moderately cool and moderately warm. This village, 114 km from Nyíregyháza can be reached via a subordinated road branching off from road 491. It is connected with regular bus runs with the closest town, Fehérgyarmat. The closest railway station, is 32 km away, in Penyige.

Natural characteristics

East of the village flows the creek Batár, running into Tisza which makes the border of the country. This creek separates the community from Ukraine. Here, nature surrounding the village is yet unspoiled, the local rivers are clean, the protected forests are loud with singing bird.

History of the village

The name of Uszka is of slavic origin, its meaning is tight, slim. It appeared in the beginning of the 14th century in the forest clearing area lined by the Szamos, the Tisza, the Túr. The village was originally located on the right side of the Tisza but the floods washed away the places of houses. It settled on its current place in 1703. The field of Uszka, named “Bajnok” (Champion) is the location of the victorious battle of Ferenc Rákóczi II. Its inhabitants were Hungarian in the middle ages. A village that has a historical past and traditions should care for its heritage. The local authorities and the citizens did just that when they erected the monument for the heroes and victims of World War 2.


The Calvinist church of the village is a monument. The first data on the church surfaced around 1696 and 1736, at this time the church was Calvinist already. In 1846 it was written that in 1799 the church and the old writings fell victim to a fire. According to the inscription of the east balcony, the church begun reconstruction in 1805. The cassette-like board ceiling was made during the 1886 reconstruction. The building is a late baroque, basket-arched room church, its cassette wood ceiling is of simple painting with a golden star in the center of every cassette. Its furniture was made around 1800. The carved pulpit of unified copf style and the broken through crown , the Moses chair and the benches are all monument protected. Total reconstruction of the village was finished in 2002.

The wooden bell tower in front of it is a folk monument and is connected to the entrance; in Szatmár and Bereg a tower built together with a church in this way is a special solution. The balustraded gallery of the stout bell tower which is plastered below was laced with saw, its octogonal helmet was covered by wooden shingles.


The community is a single street village with band lots. The memories of folk construction can still be found. The houses are of the side-veranda type with three-part facades with free chimneys and thatch roofs. A good example of this is the prayer house of the Church of Free Christians which was renovated.

Calvinist Church of Uszka

The Calvinist Church of Uszka is the only historical church of the community. The history of the congregation goes back to the age of reformation as Roman catholic religion was decisive prior to that. Calvinists live here since the middle of the 1500s. The first data on the church of the community is of between 1696 and 1736. The church, which was not used from the 1970s to 1990 was reconstructed with the help of Béla Kiss and Julianna Ignácz managers, the priests, the citizens of the community, the Monument Protection Directorate and the government. Reconstruction was finished in 2002. With no local priests, religious services are held by Kont Szalay and Dóra Gacsályi coming from Milota.

Time of Services: Sundays, 10.00 am

Bible lessons: Wednesdays, 5.00 pm

There is an Ecumenical connection with the Free Christians. There are nicely renovated, heatable prayer rooms in the parish.

Congragation of Free Christians of Hungary

The congregation was formed in 1974 from two gypsy familes. There are 40-50 members in the community today. The members are mostly gypsies but there are also Hungarians. For passing the Gospel, members like to seek the elderly of the neighboring villages.

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