The oldest part of the Rute church is the choir, built c. 1230. The nave was built around ten years later, while the tower and the west portal were the last parts of the church to be built. The church was decorated with frescos inside during the late Middle Ages. These were executed by the artist known as the Master of the Passion of Christ and were rediscovered during a renovation in 1951.

The church ceiling is supported by square pillars, a solution not found in any other church on Gotland. Among the furnishings, several are medieval. The baptismal font dates from the mid-13th century, while the triumphal cross was made c. 1260. A decorated tombstone, carrying inscriptions with runes, was found during the 1951 renovation and dates from the 12th century. The altarpiece is made of sandstone and may originally have been placed in the church of Visborg Castle.

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Founded: c. 1230
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Piter Pan (5 years ago)
Större delen av kyrkan uppfördes under 1200-talet, enligt traditionen av byggmästaren Lafrans Botvidarson. Valvmålningarna stammar från senare delen av 1200-talet men kan ha föregåtts av tidigare, enklare utförda målningar. Triumfkrucifixet är från cirka 1260 och dopfunten från 1200-talets mitt. Långhusets väggar uppvisar målningar från 1400-talet. Altaruppsatsen är från 1600-talet och kommer ursprungligen från Visborgs slottskyrka. Predikstolen byggdes 1733. 1964 bygger Andreas Thulesius, Klintehamn, en mekanisk orgel som har en gemensam svällare för hela orgeln. (Wikipedias text)
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