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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Thomas Melander (2 years ago)
Beautiful church, and it is really decorated that the house that was in front has been removed ?
Maria Mikolajek (2 years ago)
A beautiful church with the most beautiful location in the middle of nature and fields
Dorthe Kristensen (3 years ago)
Small nice and cozy church
Tage Jensen (3 years ago)
Beautiful little village church
John Hansen (5 years ago)
The church is built of red bricks, which are over-calcined. Bell stack west of the ship of oak wood from 1430. Pulpit from the early 18th century. Old altarpiece in the porch, - the present with a painting by F.C. Lund from 1872. The church can be visited when the engraver is in the cemetery. Usually daily.
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