It is supposed that Råde Church with its mighty tower was built around the year 1200. In old documents the church is first mentioned in 1330. It was damaged by lightning in the 16th century. The present altarpiece dates from 1638.

In 1723 the church was sold to the owner of Tomb manor house, general Lützow. For 130 years to come the church belonged to different owners of Tomb, who got all its income and kept the building in good repair. In 1853 the church was sold to the local authorities.

Råde church underwent a major restoration in 1860-62. All the old ornaments, the altar rails, the pulpit, the font and the galleries disappeared. The candlesticks are from 1737. An arm-chair dates from about 1750, and finally there is a chair from the second part of the 18th century, both in rococo style.

In the tower are two bells. The inscription of the largest one tells that it was moulded in 1625, during the reign of Christian IV. The other one bears the year 1766. The present organ was bought in 1962. It has 16 stops and was built by Conrad Christensen, Copenhagen.

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Founded: 1185-1200
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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www.rade.kirken.no

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Old and decent church has wheelchair access
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Council's medieval church was built in 1185 and expanded several times. The church burned down in the late 1500s, but rebuilt. There is a burial chapel at the church that was built in 1933. Two fine buildings that are only visible.
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Great stone church
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It has churches and is beautiful.
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An amazingly great congregation!
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