Møllevang Church

Møllevang Church (Danish: Møllevangskirken) is a church in Aarhus, Denmark. The church is situated in the Fuglebakken neighborhood on the street Fuglesangs Alle, north of Ring 1, in Western Aarhus. Møllevang Church is a part of the Church of Denmark, the Danish state church, and is the parish church of Møllevang Parish. The church serves some 9000 parishioners and holds weekly sermons as well as weddings, burials and baptisms.[1][2]

Møllevang Church
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Møllevang Church front entrance
56°09′57″N 10°10′58″E / 56.1657°N 10.1827°E / 56.1657; 10.1827Coordinates: 56°09′57″N 10°10′58″E / 56.1657°N 10.1827°E / 56.1657; 10.1827
LocationFuglesangs Alle 48
8210 Aarhus V
CountryDenmark
DenominationChurch of Denmark
History
StatusChurch
Architecture
Completed1959
Specifications
MaterialsBrick
Administration
ArchdioceseDiocese of Aarhus

Møllevang Church was constructed on the initiative of pastor Axel Hjeresen who formed a committee when it became apparent it was necessary to split St. Markus Parish. Funds for the church were contributed by the parishioners of the new Møllevang Parish and public funds from the Danish state while Aarhus Municipality contributed the land. The church was raised quickly; construction was initiated 24 June 1958 and on 21 June 1959 the new church was inaugurated.[3]

The architect C.F. Møller designed the church to unite traditional Danish church architecture with modernity. The church features a dominating roof which extends almost to the ground and an otherwise simple structure which narrows towards the altar. The only window in the church room is formed in the roof. Originally the church did not have a tower but one was added in 1968, also designed by C.F. Møller. The church and the tower are constructed of red brick. The design is kept simple with few decorations, a decision which is repeated in the interior with white walls and simple symmetry.[3][4][5]

Møllevang Church is a Green Church (Grøn Kirke). Green Churches is a network of Danish churches dedicated to implement and further an environmentally friendly operation and climate actions in relation to the current climate crisis. The network agenda was launched by the National Council of Churches in Denmark (NCCD) in 2011.[6]

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  1. ^ "Møllevang Kirke" (in Danish). Kort til Kirken. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Fakta om sognet" (in Danish). Church of Denmark. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Møllevangskirken" (in Danish). Aarhus NAtional Archives. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Møllevangskirken" (in Danish). C.F. Møller. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Møllevangskirken" (in Danish). Encyclopedia Den Store Danske. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Grøn Kirke" (in Danish). Danske Kirkers Råd (National Council of Churches in Denmark). Retrieved 14 July 2020.

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