St. Alban's Church

Odense, Denmark

St. Alban's Roman Catholic Church in Odense should not be confused with the medieval church of St. Alban's Priory where King Canute IV was murdered in 1086, and which was later replaced with St. Canute's Cathedral. Odense's first Catholic congregation since the Protestant reformation was established in 1867, and consisted of 12 adults and 7 children. In the first few years services were hold in rented space, but in 1869 the congregation purchased part of Odense Priory and established St. Mary's church, an all-girls school, and residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph. An additional building was constructed, which housed an all-boys school and homes for the priests.

In 1899 the first Redemptorists arrived from Austria and started collecting funds for the building of a permanent church, receiving considerable contributions from Austria and Germany. The foundation for the new church was placed on October 21, 1906, and on October 25, 1908, the unfinished building was consecrated and dedicated to Our Lady, Saint Alban, and Saint Canute.

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Adelgade 1, Odense, Denmark
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Founded: 1906-1908
Category: Religious sites in Denmark

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Patrick Munk (3 years ago)
Someone had locked their bike to his one leg lol.
Alexandra Fidler (4 years ago)
Many masses in different languages. You can attend at english, danish, vietnamese and polish masses too. The building is beautiful.
Ani Serobyan (4 years ago)
Interesting archtitecture and interior
Dennis Benneballe Arnold-Grade (5 years ago)
Beautiful old church unlike normal danish churches
Pavol Ondruška (5 years ago)
The only catholic church in Odense. Apart from regular masses in Danish, they offer Sunday masses also in Vietnamese and Polish. Once a month, there is also a holy mass in English.
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