Majbølle Church

Guldborg, Denmark

Majbølle Church was constructed around 1270. The tower and large chapel which were added around 1470. There has been a holy well in Majbølle churchyard (no longer existing), which considerably attracted more pilgrimages. The holy well was dedicated to Saint Anne (the Virgin Mary's mother). The church was originally called St. Anne's church. An object of interest is the stock of the church tower from 1470. It goes through two storeys.



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Founded: c. 1270
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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Dagny Gammel (14 months ago)
Good staff and very nice care of the cemetery
Lasse von Guldborg (2 years ago)
Beautiful and nice church. Unfortunately could not find my Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother. ?️‍♂️
Jan Sognnes Rasmussen (4 years ago)
A beautiful church, idyllically located in the village of Majbølle. It was built in the second half of the 15th century. A holy spring sprung in the cemetery to which people made pilgrimages throughout the Middle Ages. This created wealth and great building activity. On the south side of the church, the large Anne chapel was built. This was followed by the construction of the wide church tower with a 6 meter high belfry, which originally carried 3 bells. The largest of the church's original bells still hangs in the belfry. It bears the inscription "Holy Anna, pray for us, 1474" The smaller 2 bells were lost to the church by the bell tax in 1528. The holy spring dried up and disappeared, which was probably due to the fact that the construction of a city well in the 18th century, hit the vein that gave life to the spring. In 1940, the church underwent a major restoration, which created the church's current bright and friendly colors under the leadership of Provost Vestergaard.
John Hansen (4 years ago)
Majbølle Church was built by monks in the second half of the 13th century and is dedicated to Saint Anna, the mother of the Virgin Mary. In the 15th century, a spring burst in the cemetery, which gave rise to pilgrimages and later a hectic construction activity, which was probably financed by the income coming from there. From this time originates: The wide church tower with an elegant, six-metre high belfry for three bells. The large Anna chapel on the south side of the church with a late Gothic facade. It was probably originally an independent chapel, dedicated to Saint Anna. The church's frescoes, which have been whitewashed, but are known from watercolors drawn when they were uncovered during a restoration in 1876. They are attributed to the Ermelunde master. The largest of the church's original bells has been preserved and still hangs in the tower and has the inscription: Saint Anna, pray for us, 1474. The two smaller bells disappeared in connection with the bell tax in 1528. Just south of the cemetery, a city well was dug in the 18th century. In doing so they probably hit the spring which had been running for so long, causing it to dry up.
romywebb se (5 years ago)
Majbølle Kirke is a beautiful church building with a nice bright interior that feels pleasant. Part of the cemetery is by the church. The other part is on the other side of the road opposite the church. It is large and very leafy and beautiful and gives off a calm and peaceful feeling.
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