The cemetery of Głowińsk is located in the immediate vicinity of Rypin, a bit south of road No. 557 that leads from Rypin to Lipno. The cemetery can be recognized as a fenced in extensive grassy area with some big trees. The standing gravestones can be seen from the street.
Such a large cemetery in the vicinity of Rypin, which has it's own Lutheran cemetery is surprising, even for the local people: 'One church but two cemeteries!' remarks a woman working in the neighboring raspberry fields. A possible explanation for this unusual fact can be found at the cemetery. The fragments of a black inscription plate give the hint that a Baptist preacher is buried here. The literature confirmed it: Głowińsk is one of the few cemeteries where burials following the Baptist ritual were allowed.
The cemetery impresses at first sight by it's neat appearance. A grassy area with big trees standing in some distance from each other. Apart from some Lilac on the fringes of the cemetery and on a few graves there are no bushes. This rather empty condition makes the cemetery easy to groom, but it is probably not it's original appearance.
The graves are obviously looked after. Even barely visible burial mounds without any grave markers have been surrounded by a raked up border line. Some graves (Bachmann) have been provided with surprising new grave borders and large stone slabs. There are many standing and lying grave stones, stone crosses and grave borders. In the center of the cemetery the large wooden cemetery cross is still standing. Unfortunately some of the inscriptions are hard to read.
The women working on the nearby fields told me, that the cemetery is kept in shape by an old woman living in Rypin (Bachmann).