Pantries could be large too

In the old days, parishioners had to hand over so-called tithes to the priest.
So one tenth of their production – many farmers typically delivered grain.
It was then stored in the church barn, the sacrifice wasn’t voluntary.
The church in the village one of the largest danish village churches
and one of the very few remaining church barns.
The barns weren’t higher, but usually some larger than the churches.