Fors Church

Sjuntorp, Sweden

Fors Church is first time mentioned in 1338. The major restoration occured in 1709 when the new choir was constructed and windows enlarged. The new sacristy was added in 1900. The paintings in ceilings date from 1746, made by Ditloff Ross. The font was made in 1200s, the Baroque pulpit in 1734 and organs in 1954.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Svenne Andersson (3 years ago)
Very nice church
Lotta (4 years ago)
Fors church in Sjuntorp is a very beautiful church. If you drive from Trollhättan to Sjuntorp you will see road signs where you warn of wild boar.
Andreas Wikström (5 years ago)
Martin Andersen (5 years ago)
Nice church
60 HHP (5 years ago)
Super fun to be there
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