Lundtofte Church

Lundtofte Church (Danish: Lundtofte Kirke) is a Church of Denmark parish church in Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality in the northern suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark. It was completed in 1921 but is built in the style of a typical Danish white-washed village church.

Church in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Lundtofte Church


Location Danmarksvej 36, 2800 Kongens Lyngby
Country Denmark
Denomination Church of Denmark
Status Church
Architect(s) Harald Lønborg-Jensen
Architectural type Church
Groundbreaking 1919
Completed 1921
Materials Brick
Archdiocese Diocese of Helsingør

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Lundtofte Church was built at local initiative. The site for the church was a donation from Ørholm Grundejerforening and the land for the surrounding cemetery was donated by managing director of Brede Textile Factory Edmund Daverkosen. A driving force behind the project was pastor N. N. Sværborg and almost half of the construction cost was raised through local contributions. The new church was designed by Harald Lønborg-Jensen. The foundation stone was set in 1919 and the new church was inaugurated in 1921. Sværborg was engaged as the first pastor of the new parish in 1930.[1]

The church has white-washed walls and a red tile roof. It consists of nave. porch, tower and a chapel in its eastern end. It has seating for approximately 200 people.

The altar table and pulpit are designed in the Neo-Baroque style by Lønborg-Jensen, the church’s architect. The altar piece was painted during World War II by local painter Jørn Glob. He was a member of the Danish resistance movement and wanted by the German occupying forces when it was painted.[2]

The organ was made by Frobenius’ organ manufactury and has been located in the church since 1970. Its old organ is now located in Lyngby Church.[3]

The cemetery was designed by Gudmund Nyeland Brandt. A lapidarium with historic headstones is located at the western end of the cemetery. Notable burials include painter Mads Henriksen (1853-1940) and film director and producer Finn Henriksen (1933-2008).[4]

Lundtofte Church has been used as a location in the feature films Baronessen fra benzintanken (1960), Peters baby (1961) and In My Life (1978).[1]

  1. “Lundtofte Kirke”. (in Danish). Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  2. “Altertavle og alterbord” (in Danish). Lundtofte Sogn. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  3. “Orgel og klokke” (in Danish). Lundtofte Sogn. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  4. “Finn Henriksen”. Lundtofte Sogn (in Danish). Retrieved 1 August 2018.

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