Bishops and priests from all over Denmark attended the opening of the country's latest example in modern church design, at Husum, Mar 20.
GV New church at Husum.
LV Ditto with bell ringing.
CU Wooden cross reflected in church window.
TOP V..Bishop and choir arrive.
TOP V.INT..Bishop walks to altar.
TOP V..Bishop at altar during service.
TGV PAN..Showing seating capacity.
GV EXT..The new church.
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Background: Bishops and priests from all over Denmark attended the opening of the country's latest example in modern church design, at Husum, Mar 20.
Set on top of a hill, Husumvold Church - designed by Holger Jensen - overlooks at pleasant countryside. Its low yellow-brick structure surmounted by a steep gable of black tarred wood, it is built in one unit with a community annexe whose flat roof slopes back towards the church gable. The internal walls separating nave and community hall are removable partitions. A free-standing tower houses the bell.
Inside, the congregation faces a yellow-brick altar and font set before a huge, vertically subdivided window through which a simple cross is seen silhouetted against the sky. No plaster covers the inside walls, and all woodwork, including the pews, has been left in its natural colour. The nave accommodates a congregation of over 700.
A large reinforced basement, which can be used as an air-raid shelter, now provides a meeting-place for local youth organisations. More people will profit from these community facilities as housing development around Husumvold Church continues.