Errindlev Church

Errindlev, Denmark

Errindlev Church dates from the second half of the 12th century. It has a Romanesque chancel and nave. The church is said to have been dedicated to St Nicholas because of its associations with seafarers who used it as a landmark. After the Reformation it belonged to the Crown until in 1699 it was transferred to Flemming Holck til Lungholm whose estate was acquired by Christian Detlev Reventlow. As a result, it later came under his estate Christianssæde. In 1784, it was removed from the authority of the estate together with Lungholm and became part of the barony established in 1819. The church gained its independence in 1924.

The church consists of a Romanesque nave and chancel with a Gothic extension and a tower built at the time of the Reformation. Gothic star-shaped vaulting was completed in the nave c. 1275. The Gothic porch on the south side was demolished in 1619 and a new half-timbered porch was built on the north side. Only about half of the Romanesque chancel and nave have remained. Traces of two round-arched windows can be seen in the chancel, one on either side while there is evidence of rounded Romanesque doors in the nave. Building of the tower started in 1530 but was discontinued before it was completed. After numerous difficulties in the supply of bricks, it was finally finished in 1607.

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

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Jan Sognnes Rasmussen (2 years ago)
Flot hvidkalket landsbykirke. Skib og kor er bygget i den romanske periode omkring år 1100. Koret blev forlænget et par hundrede år senere (gotisk stil) og tårnet blev opført i reformationstiden i 1500-tallet. Døbefont fra 1300. Prædikestol fra 1622. Stolestader med skårne adelsvåben for Anders Gøyes og Karen Wallendorffs forældre. Det skal kort bemærkes at teologen Niels Hemmingsen (1514-1600) er født i Errindlev i en bondefamilie. Han blev professor i græsk i 1543 ved Københavns universitet. I 1543 blev han professor i teologi. Han fik stor indflydelse som underviser og var samtidig rådgiver for kongen og rigsrådet. Hans teologiske skrifter fik stor udbredelse og blev oversat til flere europæiske sprog. Niels Hemmingsen må anses for at være den danske teolog, der har opnået den største berømmelse uden for landets grænser. Han var også flere gange rektor for universitetet og stod i venskabsforhold til mange af tidens betydende personer, både af de mægtige og de lærde. I 1579 blev han afsat af Frederik 2. fra universitetsembedet fordi han var mistænkt for at støtte Calvinismen, der var i modstrid med den lutheranske lære. Han fortsatte til et kannikeembede i Roskilde, hvor han levede som en højt anset person til sin død.
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