Solbjerg Church

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Solbjerg Church
Solbjerg Kirke
Solbjerg Kirke Copenhagen.jpg
LocationCopenhagen
CountryDenmark
DenominationChurch of Denmark
WebsiteChurch website
History
StatusActive
Architecture
Functional statusParish Church
Architect(s)Kristoffer Varming
Years built1907-1908
Specifications
Number of spires1
Spire height36 m (118 ft 1 in)
Administration
ParishSolbjerg
DioceseCopenhagen
Clergy
Bishop(s)Peter Skov-Jakobsen
Pastor(s)Lars Danner Madsen
Karin Franijeur Znaider
Laity
Organist(s)Werner Meyer

Solbjerg Church (Danish: Solbjerg Kirke) is a church in the Frederiksberg district of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is located at 34 Howitzvej, just north of Frederiksberg Gardens, and is one of 16 churches which have been designated for closure by the Diocese of Copenhagen.

History[edit]

Solbjerg Church was designed by Kristoffer Varming and built from 1907 to 1908. The area was still relatively open at that time. In 1921, the church was joined by a new police station and a courthouse. In 1980, the interior was hit by fire.[1] In 2011, the governing body (Stiftsrådet) of the Diocese of Copenhagen listed it as one of 16 churches which were designated for closure.[2]

Architecture[edit]

The church is constructed in red brick. A colonnade connects it to a complex consisting of the former Frederiksberg Police Station and Frederiksberg Courthouse.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Solbjerg Kirkes historie" (in Danish). Solbjerg Kirke. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  2. ^ "Disse sognekirker skal københavnerne vinke farvel til" (in Danish). Politikenaccessdate=2012-10-02.

Coordinates: 55°40′48″N 12°31′44″E / 55.6799°N 12.5289°E / 55.6799; 12.5289