The village of Arfeld was first mentioned in 800 and is one of the oldest villages in Wittgenstein. The foundations of the church date back to the 13th century. It is a late Romanesque hall church. It is reasonable to assume that predecessor buildings had already stood on the slope of the Kirchberg since the 9th century. In the Middle Ages, the church was the seat of the deanery, which was roughly congruent with today's district of Siegen-Wittgenstein. Since 2011, the church has been an "Open Cycle Route Church" and is open daily during the summer half-year. This offer is gladly used by cyclists, hikers, guests from Bad Berleburg but also locals.