Ørum Church was built in the 12-13th centuries in Romanesque style. The choir and nave date from that age, the vaults are Gothic. There is no tower, the belfry in the churchyard is modern. The altarpiece was painted by Gustav Theodor Wegener in 1857. The pulpit dates also from the 19th century.


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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)


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Peter Christensen (6 months ago)
Small but cozy cemetery is located in the middle of the city
Wale Adekunle (2 years ago)
Kevin Sorensen (3 years ago)
The year of Ørum Church's construction is lost in uncertainty. It is believed that through the style and knowledge of other churches' construction, it will be possible to date the church from the end of the 12th century or the beginning of the 13th century. But the present church was not the first church on the site. Like so many other places in Denmark, there has been a wooden church in the same place. Even further back in history, the area where the church is located today has been a place of worship. Thus, on the eastern side of the cemetery lie the remains of a long dolmen. One of the stones is with approx. 30 bowl signs, which were used to sacrifice in to the sun god. The long nozzle is looped or broken. Some archaeologists believe that it was originally a round dolmen, but that in recent times the stones have been laid in such a way that it looks like a long dolmen. The dolmen was excavated and restored by the National Museum in 1933/1934. In this way, finds from the Late Bronze Age were extracted in the form of hanging vessels, belt jewelery and 3-4 bracelets. An F.M. stone (ancient memorial stone) on the mound 1934. The church, built of rubble blocks on an almost invisible monastery plinth, consists of a Romanesque choir and nave with a late Gothic porch from the 14th-1500s. Today, the church has a Gothic cross vault in the ceiling, but it was originally a Romanesque beamed ceiling that was removed around the 15th century. During the Reformation, the church's frescoes were whitewashed, but some were later produced, among other things. in 1937 and again in 1993. In 1877, several late Gothic frescoes were produced - on the north wall of the choir, Old Testament scenes, including Adam and Eve after the expulsion, the crucifixion and Mary's complaint about the body of Christ, on the nave of the nave there are vine ornaments. In the ceiling above the choir you can see remnants of frescoes. This tells us that the cross vaults must have been built before the Reformation, otherwise these would have been whitewashed. Of old details, the round-arched north door stands as an internal niche, two windows on the north side of the nave, walled in the clearing, and in the chancel round arched windows to the north and east, both in use. On the new altar table of yellow bricks is a variant from 1940 over the restorations of the golden altars with reliefs by J. Th. Skovgaard. It depicts the Annunciation, the birth of Christ and the shepherds in the field as well as in the arch a Byzantine crucifix with the victorious Christ in a blue robe. The former altarpiece "The Blessed Christ" by Wegener, 1857, hangs today in the parish house - the old school in Ørum, which is located between the church and the rectory. The old altarpiece is from 1662 and donated by Steen Bille and his wife, Ørumgård. In 1982, the church received a new altarpiece and disk made by Hennings Hansen's silver media in Kolding. The original candlesticks that are often used are of the late Gothic type, standing on seated lions. The altar cloth with embroidery was inaugurated in 1999 and is sewn by the church's former organist, Alma Kramer. The Baptismal Fund is a Romanesque granite baptismal fund from the 12th century and has vines and ribbon loops. The baptismal font is southern German and from 1575 with swirl rose and engraved weapons and initials AM ME. The pulpit donated by the heirs after State Councilor Eckert and his wife, Ørumgård, dates from 1910. It was designed by architect Hage, Kolding and bears the symbols of the four evangelists. The pulpit was made by carpenter Sørensen, Ørum, who was employed by a carpentry company in Daugård. The organ from 1967 is built by Frobenius and sons and has four voices. Under the choir floor there has been a brick burial ground with deceased Ørumgård residents. All have been moved to the cemetery, but the coffin fittings have been preserved and are expected to be completely restored in 2008. The number plate is of more recent date. It was designed and executed in 2006 by carpenter Karsten Birk, Ørum. In 1900, the church was closed due to breastfeeding. When the church owner's widow Maar, Ørumgård became aware of this, she applied to the Ministry of Culture to be released from her obligations to the church against relinquishing church tithes. On January 1, 1908, the church then passed into private ownership.
Frank Andersen (8 years ago)
Ørum Church is a beautiful and well-kept church. MEN MEN The address given is incorrect Address is: Kirkebuen 2 Ørum 8721 Daugård Sincerely Frank Andersen Grønningen 14 8783 Hornsyld
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