Böda Church

Böda Church (Swedish: Böda kyrka) is a Lutheran church in Böda socken on the Swedish island Öland, in the Baltic Sea. It belongs to the Diocese of Växjö.

Böda Church
Böda kyrka
Böda Church, external view
Böda Church
Location in Kalmar County
57°14′40″N 17°03′35″E
LocationBöda socken
DenominationChurch of Sweden

History and architecture

Böda Church was built during the second half of the 12th century as a Romanesque church with nave, a narrower choir and apse. During the late 12th and early 13th century, the church was rebuilt into a fortified church. During the reconstruction, the apse was removed and the nave and choir made equally broad.[1]

The church was almost completely rebuilt 1801-03. The new church incorporates a few medieval elements, notably the Romanesque north portal. The church furnishings are post-Reformation works of art.[2]


  1. "Böda kyrka" (in Swedish). Church of Sweden. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  2. Jacobsson, Britta; Johansson, Eva; Johansson, Per; Andersson, Rolf (1990). Våra kyrkor (in Swedish). Västervik: Klarkullens förlag AB. p. 354. ISBN 91-971561-08.
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