Ørsted Church

Take a walk in the past

Ørsted Church is the area's largest church, which to the west is surrounded by a beautiful, thatched school length, the southern part of which is a medieval church barn. Traces of walled Romanesque windows, including a leper window.

The finest piece of silverware found in Ørsted church is the old altar-lime. The limestone originally comes from a set of twelve limes in Roskilde Cathedral. New Year's Day 1613, Anne Krabbe, Blessed Jakob Bjørn's widow, donated to Stenalt, the chalice to Ørsted church. The lime was an heirloom from Anne Krabbe's father, Erik Krabbe. The lime had come into the family's ownership as a swap of war in Sweden. The lime was found at that time in a Birgittinian monastery in Vadstena. How the Swedes got hold of the lime in Roskilde is unknown. If you would like to see the lime up close, it is used in the church for the big holidays. "

There is an inscription in the church that says if anyone steals it (the chalice) he will be condemned. History tells that this has been the case 2 times. In the tower, there is a very old gravestone, probably over Margareta, the founder of the church. The church has beautifully, decorated granite portals.

The church is open from 1 p.m. 7.30 - 16.00 on weekdays in May, June, July, and August. If you would like to open the church at other times, please contact the church clerk. The key can be borrowed. See notice at the church.


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