Gloslunde Church

Dannemare, Denmark

Gloslunde Church was built in the 13th century. Built of red brick but now whitewashed, the church consists of a Romanesque chancel and nave and a Gothic porch and sacristy. A 14th-century timber bell tower stands close to the church's northwest corner. There are two small Romanesque windows on the chancel gable, now both bricked up. The east gable is also decorated with a round-arch frieze. The original flat wooden ceiling was replaced in the Gothic period with a star-shaped vault in the chancel and two cross-vaults in the nave.

In a Neo-Gothic frame, the altarpiece contains a painting of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane by Frederik Christian Lund in 1872. An earlier catechism altarpiece from 1581 in the Renaissance style can be seen in the porch with text from Martin Luther's catechism in its six panels. The pulpit (c. 1590), also in the Renaissance style, presents the paintings of the four Evangelists set in rural scenes with hills and hedges.

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

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