Ørum Church (Norddjurs Municipality)

Ørum Church (Danish: Ørum Kirke) is a church in the village of Ørum Djurs in Norddjurs Municipality.

Ørum Church
Ørum Kirke
Ørum Kirke from the southwest
LocationÅbrovej 38A, 8586 Ørum Djurs, Norddjurs Kommune
TraditionEvangelical Lutheran
Religious instituteChurch of Denmark
DioceseDiocese of Aarhus
DeaneryNorddjurs Provsti
ParishØrum Sogn
Pastor(s)Vibeke Høggard Sommer

The church was established in the 12th century and operates as the central church in Ørum Sogn within the Diocese of Aarhus. Ørum Sogn has approximately 1,600 members within the Church of Denmark.[1][2]



The church began construction in the 12th century and consists of a romanesque nave and a gothic choir, sacristy, bell tower, and church porch. In the first half of the 16th century the church was decorated with frescos, but they were greatly damaged and have since been painted over.[3][4][5]

The tower was partially rebuilt in 1833, at which time the monogram of King Frederick VI of Denmark was embedded in the southside of the tower. The church was again renovated in 1961, mainly by the architect A. Graae. During the renovations the sacristy was given its own entrance on the church's northern side.

The Vilhelm Beck memorial in front of the clergy house

The clergy house is northwest of the church and was built in 1952 after a considerably older clergy house burned down. South of the clergy house lies a memorial stone for Vilhelm Beck (1829-1901), who was a priest at the church from 1866 until 1874.[6][7] The stone was the old lintel above the church's south door. The text on the stone reads:


  1. ^ "Fakta om sognet". sogn.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  2. ^ "Ørum Sogn". Norddjurs Midt Pastorat (in Danish). Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  3. ^ "Ørum Kirke | Visitdjursland". www.visitdjursland.com (in Danish). Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  4. ^ Møller, Alfred (1894). Arkitekten: Tidsskrift for Bygningsvæsen og Byggeindustri (in Danish). Vol. 1. Denmark. p. 514.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  5. ^ "26 helt nye kapitler i kalkmaleriernes historie-bog". fyens.dk (in Danish). 2019-12-12. Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  6. ^ Clausen, Egon (2017). Guds Knaldepisk: De helliges høvding. Vilhelm Beck. En biografi (in Danish). Gyldendal A/S. ISBN 9788702219326.
  7. ^ Barfoed, Niels Aage (2019). Kusken på bukken – En roman om Vilhelm Beck (in Danish). Lindhardt og Ringhof. ISBN 9788726183283.

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