Christiansø Church

Christiansø, Denmark

Christiansø church was first consecrated in 1685 when the island's fortifications were completed. Serving the garrison, it was initially located in a small floor room in the fortification tower where it was used until 1821. It was then moved some two hundred metres to the east to its present location on an irregular quadrangular plot surrounded by fieldstone walls.

The small rectangular granite building was rebuilt and enlarged in 1852, a porch being added on the western side. Comprehensive restoration work was undertaken in 1928 under architect Christian Olrik. The main entrance was widened and a gallery was added inside. The four straight-sided windows on either side of the nave were slightly reduced in size and given a rounded finish. The ceiling consists of a plastered, wooden barrel vault.

In the south-west corner of the churchyard there is a free-standing bell tower with two bells. Typical of the Bornholm style, it consists of a fieldstone base and a half-timbered belfry.

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Founded: 1852
Category: Religious sites in Denmark

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Show Your Love project (13 months ago)
Blessed to see church here... I'm from India, associate pastor in my father's missionary church... I was just going through Google map and Searching all the small islands, at first I could not even see this island but as I zoom in its such a beautiful place to see and know that there is a church here... Love to see this church and people here in person... blessings and love from the church and family here in India
Marcel Markiewicz (13 months ago)
Nice church
Brian Bygebjerg (2 years ago)
A very spartanly decorated church in a former ammunition depot
R Mueller (3 years ago)
This is a place of worship of Jesus Christ
II.Abdülhamit Han Hazretleri (3 years ago)
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