St Paul's Church, Hadsten
|St Paul's Church|
|Sankt Pauls Kirke|
|Location||Hadsten, Central Denmark Region|
|Denomination||Church of Denmark|
|Completed||November 23, 1919|
In 1913, Hadsten Stationsby had grown to a population of 1350. A large group of citizens were convinced that a city of that size must have a church. Until then, the city was served by two small churches, (Hadsten was divided into two parishes, divided by the river.) both located a few kilometres from the city. From 1900, the churches was supplemented by an Inner Mission community.
The famous Hadsten-doctor, F.B. Larsen, bought in 1898 a farm in the small village Vinterslev. From the farm, he donated a piece of land for the church near the station. The citizens had in 1912 collected 15.000 kr. (2013: 164,821 USD)
In the municipality, the city council sent an application to the Minister of Church in 1914 to fund the building. The Ministry rejected the city council that same year, with the reason, that they didn't see the possibility of providing financial support in near future. The city council did not give up. The same year they received permission for church services in new built Christian Center (Missionshus).
July 22, 1916, the city council sent the second application to the Minister of Church. This time, it was approved.
The well known architect, Hack Kampmann, presented a proposal in old architectural style. The proposal was thwarted by the rising cost of materials, because of World War I. At the same time Kampmann's son, Hans Jørgen Kampmann, had an exhibition at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, where a neoclassism-style church was exhibited.