The oldest parts of the Reerslev Church, nave and the chancel, date back to the 12th century and are in the Romanesque style. In the 15th century, a chapel, a vestry and an extension of the nave to the west were added in the late-Gothic style. Cross vaults were also added during this period.

The cross vaults were decorated by the Isefjord school around 1450. After the Reformation, they were covered with limewash for centuries until they were uncovered and partly restored by Jacob Kornerup in 1873. They present pictures of Christ's birth, the Three Kings, children being killed under Herod's orders, the flight to Egypt and the arrival in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. There are also scenes of the Last Supper, Jesus praying in Gethsemane, Pilot washing his hands, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection.

The church's altar with its panels from 1590 and the pulpit from 1609 are also of interest.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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Jan Sognnes Rasmussen (3 years ago)
A beautiful red stone village church, built in the 14th century in Romanesque style with later additions in Gothic style and a tower from the 19th century. The church contains frescoes by the Isefjord workshop from approx. 1460-80. This workshop is known for having decorated 25 churches in North Zealand in the period 1450-80.
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