|Kirkjubrekka 6 |
|FO-700 Klaksvík |
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The Church is the first one in Scandinavia to be built in Old Norse style. The roof construction is the same as the one you would find in the Viking halls, and the same which has survived in the Faroese smoke rooms (kitchens) and in the Faroese village churches. This open roof construction has proved to be especially suitable for church buildings, as the acoustics in this church is better than in any other of a similar size.
On the west gable there is a window of stained glass, which represents Christ as the leading power of the world. The Danish artist Mrs. Ulrikke Marseen made the rosette, and “Statens Kunstfond” donated it.
To build the church has cost about £ 200.000, about half of the amount was given by “Fondet til Fædrelandets Vel”. The congregation provided the other half. The patron of the fond mentioned was the late Dansih king Christian X, and therefore the church was given the name Christianskirkjan. The church is dedicated to the memory of the sailors who lost their life during Second World War.
The church can seat about 1.000 people, but on the day of the consecration, the 7th of July 1963, in the presence of His Majesty King Fredrik IX and his three princesses, there were a lot more people present.
The organ, designed by Peter Koch and built in 1974 by Jensen & Thomsen, Hillerød Denmark, has 29 stops.
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