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Møllevang Church

Møllevang Church
Møllevang Church front entrance
Location Fuglesangs Alle 48
8210 Aarhus V
Country Denmark
Denomination Church of Denmark
Architecture
Status Church
Completed 1959
Specifications
Materials Brick
Administration
Archdiocese Diocese of Aarhus

Møllevang Church (Danish: Møllevangskirken) is a church in Aarhus, Denmark. The church is situated in the Fuglebakken neighborhood on the street Fuglesangs Alle, north of Ring 1, in Western Aarhus. Møllevang Church is a part of the Church of Denmark, the Danish state church, and is the parish church of Møllevang Parish. The church serves some 9000 parishioners and holds weekly sermons as well as weddings, burials and baptisms.[1][2]

Møllevang Church was constructed on the intiative of pastor Axel Hjeresen who formed a committee when it became apparent it was necesarry to split St. Markus Parish. Funds for the church was contributed by the parishioners of the new Møllevang Parish and public funds from the Danish state while Aarhus Municipality contributed the land. The church was raised quickly; construction was initiated 24 June 1958 and on 21 June 1959 the new church was innaugurated.[3]

The architect was C.F. Møller which designed a church that united the traditional Danish church architecture and modernity. The church features a dominating roof which extends almost to the ground and an otherwise simple structure which narrows towards the altar. The only window in the church room is formed in the roof. Originally the church did not have a tower but one was added in 1968, also designed by C.F. Møller. The church and the tower is constructed of red brick. The design is kept simple with few decorations, a decision which is repeated in the interior with white walls and simple symmetry.[3][4][5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Møllevang Kirke" (in Danish). Kort til Kirken. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Fakta om sognet" (in Danish).  
  3. ^ a b "Møllevangskirken" (in Danish). Aarhus NAtional Archives. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Møllevangskirken" (in Danish).  
  5. ^ "Møllevangskirken" (in Danish). Encyclopedia Den Store Danske. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 

External links

  • Website of Møllevang Church
  • Møllevang parish subsite of Church of Denmark
  • Church history by Møllevang Church
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