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The church Strandmarkskirken: from wooden barracks to yellow bricks

About Strandmarkskirken

The first Strandmarkskirken consisted of barracks meant for German soldiers in the Oksbøls Camp during World War II. After the war, it served as a church for refugees in Dragør, and in 1949 it came to Hvidovre. When the present church was almost ready, the barracks were moved to Hvidovre Strandvej and used for girl/boy scouts. Later, it burned down.

The new church from 1968 was drawn by the architects Johannes Find and Bent A. Jørgensen from the building society KAB. They drew a construction that matched KAB's buildings Friheden and Frihedens Butikscenter (the mall) quite well. The construction material is yellow bricks, and the style clean and simple. The large glass section of the eastern church end reflects the sky in the most beautiful way. The church tower rises 16 metres and carries three bells from Petit & Frizen in the Netherlands.

The extension is from 2002.

In the church you can see:
Baptismal dish from the Danish Holmegaard glassworks.
Granite sculpture from 1967, Christ and the 12 Apostles, by the American Dallas Andersson.
Organ from Brødrene Bruhn.
Altarpiece from 1987 painted by Bodil Kaalund.

Useful information

Train: S-train (A and E-line) to Friheden Station.

Bus: 132.

Car: Parking lots by the church and Frihedens Mall.

The church's address is Strandmarksvej 38.

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Routes and activities

You can gain access to the church by appointment with the church office on +45 3678 2006.