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Øster Hurup Church

Øster Hurup Church is a beautiful example of Danish village church architecture from the 20th century.

The red brick church in the neo-Romanesque style was built in the year 1900, modeled after St. Peter's Church in Randers. On February 27, 1899, the first 600 stones from the brickworks in Als were unloaded at the churchyard, and construction could begin. The construction cost amounted to 15,254 crowns, including the construction of a chapel. The church was consecrated on June 10, 1900, by Bishop I. Svane of Viborg.

The architect of the construction was C. A. Wiinholt of Viborg. The church is designed as a cross with a centrally located tower. All furnishings were renewed in 1975, and the space now appears with strength and tranquility.

Particularly noteworthy is that the altar has been moved forward in the choir under a skylight, which focuses attention on the altar table and altar service.

The bell tower was built in 1999 and put into use at the harvest service of the same year. Planning for a new bell tower began as early as 1987. However, the plans were shelved in 1989 because the bell tower turned out to be twice as expensive as anticipated. In 1998, there was an opportunity to take out loans for the construction, and together with money donations and savings accumulated over the years, this meant that construction began in 1999. The bell tower is located southwest of the church.

The church is open when the gravedigger is working in the cemetery or by appointment, except on Mondays.