Jegerup church is a whitewashed Romanesque church with choir and nave. Two late-Gothic buildings were added later: A tower on the western side and a weaponhouse to the south. In 1905 a sacristy was added to the northern side of the church. The inside of the church is also whitewashed and the flat ceiling is in plaster with stucco, the choir arch has been changed into a pointed arch.

The alterpiece is from 1614 and was bought from Øsby Church in 1838, but had to be reduced to fit into the choir. The motive in the centre depicts the last supper and in the wings are the Binding of Isac and the Crucifixion, painted in 1769. The former alterpiece has been restored and in 1949 paintings by J. Th. Skovgaard were added. The figures from another former Gothic alterpiece from around 1400 has been preserved, and these figures are thought to be some of the oldest alterpiece-figures in Denmark. The baptismal font is a Romanesque granite font, with the base shaped as a church with two towers and three apses. The organ was made by Marcussen & Son in 1890 and restored in 1943.

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Founded: c. 1150
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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Chresten Friis (4 months ago)
Too much hernia over the work around the church
jonas (11 months ago)
Good priest! really bad church servant who can't figure out her job she talked badly about the pastor and was generally rude and snobbish and very judgmental and prejudiced towards my person. The church servant does not belong in any churches, at least not if it should be a place to feel welcome even if you look different. but that's obviously what you can count on on your own. a sin and a shame the churches are for all of us. one would think a church servant knew it.
Jane Pedersen (2 years ago)
This is a gorgeous church with 1000 years of history. Absolute pristine kirkegård. Lovely!
Jørgen Winther (3 years ago)
Nice old church with 1000 years of history.
Kevin Sorensen (4 years ago)
Beautiful church in a rural setting. The altarpiece dates from 1614 and was acquired from Øsby church in 1838, but had to be reduced in order to be there. The motif in the main field is the sacrament, and in the side panels you see Isaac's sacrifice and the crucifixion of Jesus, painted in 1769. At the end, the four evangelists are seen and in the headline the resurrection is flanked by the burial and Emmaus meal. The former altarpiece has been renovated and in 1949 provided with paintings by J.Th.Skovgaard: The Seder. From an even earlier Gothic altarpiece from about 1400 are preserved the figures, which are considered among the country's oldest altarpiece figures. Also preserved is the chorus crucifix with side figures, Mary and John from the latter half of the 13th century. The baptismal font is a Romanesque granite font, the base of which is shaped like a church building with two towers and three apse. Organ delivered by Marcussen & Son in 1890 and refurbished in 1943.
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