Story of the tiny church

Towards the end of the 19th and well into the 20th century the tiny village Langør
– was at that time a living community of fishermen and sailors.
In 1925 the population was about 80 inhabitants.
Just as idyllic the area around Stauns Fjord can be a summer day,
just as harsh it can be when the winter rages with storms and snow.
The road to the parish church in Nordby was long and bad, so had to be by foot.
So the desire for their own church arose in the early 1900s,
and in 1919 the first serious steps were taken in the case.
After countless collections and the ministry’s approval and financial support,
the annex church in Langør was built and consecrated in 1925.

Now only a few handfuls live in the village.
The annex church is still very popular for weddings.
In addition, local deceased are still buried in the small cemetery.
Like everywhere else it is currently closed, only funerals are allowed.
The rules for space allow only 3 people to attend the church indoors.
A problem coz usually reaches six to carry the coffin – at least four.

The bell “tower” is located besides – calling it a tower is very kindly.

Walk inspired by “Restlessjo” and her captivating “Monday walk” themes.

 

15 tanker om “Story of the tiny church

  1. I was so excited when I saw the church, Drake, and hoped that you would take me inside. Just you and me and one other! How difficult for funerals! It’s beautiful in its simplicity, isn’t it? Thank you so much for this 🙂 🙂

    • Guess more than the half of churches in Denmark are white with red roof – the reason is these are built between 1100 and 1550. Even the style change during those years, so these two colors dominates. None of the nine cathedrals in Denmark are red’n white even they are built at that time too. Inside danish churches are very “simple” in relation to churches in other countries. 🙂

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