Next to Gefion Fountain, is beautiful St. Alban's Church.. This is an Anglican Church which was consecrated in 1887.
The Church was named after Saint Alban, the first martyr of England, murdered on the 22nd of June in the year 303 A.D. and buried in Ely in Cambridgeshire in eastern England.
Canute of Denmark, nephew of Canute the Great, King of England, in 1075 moved the remains of Saint Alban to the Church of St Mary at Odense, Denmark. In the year 1086, Canute of Denmark, together with his brother Benedict, was murdered in front of the altar of this church and was sainted in 1101.
The Church is very a very pretty stone building, but it is situation beside the lake that turns it from pretty to a beautiful setting for a church.
The Church was open, so you can go inside for a look, I did!
St Albans church is built in a beautiful location, next to a fountain. It’s the only Anglican church in Denmark and was named after the first martyr of England, St.Alban who was martyred in 303. St Alban’s day is on June 22.
It was built by Arthur Blomfilt (started to built in 1885, inaugurated in 1887) in typical style for an Anglican church with plinth from the city Faxe in Denmark. There was a significant British presence in Denmark since the 16th century and the majority of naval traffic passing the Oresund was british but they didn’t have a church for centuries, they were using rooms (usually at Kongens Nytorv)
The entrance is free but donations are welcomed, the church doesn’t get any money from UK nor from Denmark but we liked that they had information even in greek! The first thing we noticed inside was the plague dedicated to queen Alexandra of England (1844-1925), daughter of king Christian IX of Denmark (1818-1906). It was her that helped for the foundation of the church.
There are some nice vitro windows, one of them is dedicated to princess Vigo(1895-1966) that donated a lot of money to the church. She got married with prince Vigo, son of prince Valtemar that was son of king Christian IX… weird complicated royal connections :)
There’s also a small miniature replica of “John Baptish at the desert” one of the sculptures of the famous Danish Torvalsen. Some days later we saw the original at Vor Frue Kirke, the cathedral of the city.
There's been a significant British population in Denmark for many centuries. The first significant community grew up in Elsinore, of Hamlet fame, around about the same time as Shakespeare wrote that play in the 16th century. By the 19th century nearly half the naval traffic passing through the Oresund off Copenhagen was British, so it was no surprise to find Copenhagen's British population strong and thriving.
What they lacked, however, was a church. But after many renting rooms in Kongens Nytorv to pray in, the Danish government finally allowed them their own Anglican church. It was built just outside the Kastellet, a fortress that had fallen into disuse. It was set in land that was later to become the Churchill Park, in honour of British support of Denmark in World War 2.
The church is classically, and unmistakably, British. It was built in 1887, to a design by Arthur Blomfield, and its inauguration was a celebrity affair of the day. The first to pass through its doors were the likes of the Prince of Wales, King Christian of Denmark IX, and Tsar Alexander III of Russia.
Often referred to as simply'The English Church'St.Albans designed by 'Arthur Blomfield'was built from 1885 to 1887 for the growing English congregation in the city.It is in a peaceful park setting at the end of 'Amaliegade'in the Northern part of the city centre next to the Kastellet Fortress and Gefion Fountain.The church is dedicated to St.Alban,the first martyr of Great Britain.
I thought St. Alban's Church was the prettiest church in Copenhagen. Maybe because it was built in a more modern, familiar English style than the copper-topped Duracell churches throughout the rest of Copenhagen. They had their beauty, but not the white pureness fashioned from solid stone.
St Alban's Church is considered Copenhagen's English (or Anglican) Church, and it sits in Churchill Park next to the Kastellet. It was built in 1885 to support an ever growing English population in Copenhagen, and it stands 150 feet tall.
This is the Anglican (Episcopal) church in Copenhagen, erected 1887 in British gothic style; a fine example of Victorian church architecture.
The beautiful site of the church is due to its royal connections - the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, was married to a Danish princess.
I passed this church on the way to see the Little Mermaid and thought how beautiful it looked in the snow, with an impressive sculpture at the end of the bridge.
Located at Churchillparken, on the north side of the city centre - St Alban's Church serves the English speaking Anglican community. The site was originally provided by Christian IX follwoing the marriage of his daughter Alexandra to Edward, Prince of Wales later to be crowned as Edward VII.
The church was designed by the noted Victorian Architect Sir Arthur Blomfield and the work was directed by the danish Architect Professor L Fenger.
NOTE: St Alban was the first British martyr 303/304 ad; and he has an interesting story. Once again check out google and St Alban for all the information. St Alban's day is 22 June.
The Anglican Church, St. Albans, is a beautiful marble church located in Churchill Park near the famous Little Mermaid statue. We found the church while we were walking to the location of the Little Mermaid.
We found this "English" on our trip to and from the Little Mermaid and as it called St Albans, which is not too far from where we live, it was worth taking note of.
The impressive St Albans church is near the Museum of Danish Resistance in Churchill Park. It was built in the 19th century for the growing English population in the city.
Near the Gefion Fountain lies Saint Alban's Church, the English church in Copenhagen built in 1885-87
Saint Alban's Church is an English church built in 1885-87. It has beautifully colored glass windows. Unfortunately I couldn't get in beacuse a ceremony was held inside.