Philip's Church, Copenhagen

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Philip's Church
The Parish Church of St Philip the Apostle
Filips kirke
Filips Kirke (Amager).jpg
DenominationChurch of Denmark
Membership7,344 (61.4%)
WebsiteChurch website
DedicationSaint Philip
Events19 October 1907 (Parish was created)
Functional statusParish Church
Architect(s)Rasmus Rue
Bishop(s)Peter Skov-Jakobsen
DeanMichael Krogstrup Nissen
Pastor(s)Bo Heikendorf Petersen

Philip's Church (Danish: Filips Kirke) is a Church of Denmark parish church on Amager in Copenhagen, Denmark.


The church interior in 2007
Tympanon relief over west portals

The first Philip's Church was a wooden structure built in connection with the establishment of Philip's Parish which was disjoined from the Parish of Sundby on 19 October 1907. It was replaced by the current church which was completed in 1924 to a design by Danish architect Rasmus Vilhelm Rasmussen Rue (1863-1944). The congregation house (menighedshuset), which is attached to the church, was added in 1928.[1]


The church is built in a traditional style inspired by Danish village churches.


The altarpiece is a painting in a gilt carved frame by Danish artist Erik Jensen (1883-1974). The pulpit has gospel reliefs by M. Sørensen. Above the west entrance is a tympanon relief designed by Johan Rudolf Carl Nielsen (1863-1952). The inscription quoting the words of Philip the Apostle to Nathanael in John 1:45: "Come and see". [2] [3]

Cultural references[edit]

In the fifth epoide of the DR television series Huset på Christianshavn, Der bydes til bryllup (1970), Karla (Kirsten Walter) and Egon (Willy Rathnov) are married in the church.[4]


  1. ^ "Sognets start" (in Danish). Filips Kirke. Archived from the original on 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
  2. ^ "Jensen, Erik, 1883-1974, maler". Kunstindeks Danmark & Weilbach Kunstnerleksikon. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "Rue, Rasmus Vilhelm Rasmussen, 1863-1944". Kunstindeks Danmark & Weilbach Kunstnerleksikon. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "Filips Kirke". (in Danish). Retrieved 16 March 2017.

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Coordinates: 55°39′20″N 12°37′04″E / 55.65556°N 12.61778°E / 55.65556; 12.61778