St. Clement's Church

Klemensker, Denmark

St. Clement's Church (Klemens Kirke) is a parish church located in the village of Klemensker on the Danish island of Bornholm. Completed in 1882 in the Historicist style, it replaces an earlier Romanesque church from the 14th century or earlier. Today the church is noteworthy for works contributed by the Bornholm artist Paul Høm. Many items of inventory from the old church can now be seen in the Bornholm Museum. The church is named after St. Clement of Rome, Latin: Clemens Romanus, as documented in early references from 1335.

Several runestones have been found in the vicinity. They probably date from the 11th century when a wooden church may have stood on the site. Now standing on the south side of the church, the Lundhøj Stone (found in 1819 as a bridge over a brook) is 2.74 meters tall. There are many other fragments of runestones bearing one or two words, some forming part of the churchyard wall.

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Founded: 1882
Category: Religious sites in Denmark

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