Philip's Church, Copenhagen

Philip's Church (Danish: Filips Kirke) is a Church of Denmark parish church on Amager in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Philip's Church
The Parish Church of St Philip the Apostle
Filips kirke
LocationCopenhagen
CountryDenmark
DenominationChurch of Denmark
Membership7,344 (61.4%)
WebsiteChurch website
History
StatusActive
DedicationSaint Philip
Events19 October 1907 (Parish was created)
Architecture
Functional statusParish Church
Architect(s)Rasmus Rue
Completed1924
Administration
ParishFilips
DeaneryAmagerbro
DioceseCopenhagen
Clergy
Bishop(s)Peter Skov-Jakobsen
DeanMichael Krogstrup Nissen
Pastor(s)Bo Heikendorf Petersen

History

The first Philip's Church was a wooden structure built in connection with the establishment of Philip's Parish which was disjoined from the Parish of Sundby on 19 October 1907. It was replaced by the current church which was completed in 1924 to a design by Rasmus Rue. The congregation house (Menighedshuset), which is attached to the church, was added in 1928.[1]

Architecture

The church is built in a traditional style inspired by Danish village churches. Above the entrance to the porch is an inscription quoting Philip's words to Nathanael in John 1.46: "Come and see".

Cultural references

In the fifth epoide of the DR television series Huset på Christianshavn, Der bydes til bryllup (1970), Karla (Kirsten Walter) and Egon (Willy Rathnov) are married in the church.[2]

References

  1. "Sognets start" (in Danish). Filips Kirke. Archived from the original on 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
  2. "Filips Kirke". danskefilm.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 16 March 2017.

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