Sct. Catharinæ Kirke

The Middle Ages churches

The three Middle Ages churches in Hjørring

Hjørring has three middle ages churches which is placed only a stone's throw from each other. It invites you to a culture-historical church walk through eight centuries. You find the oldest part of Hjørring around the churches Sct. Catharinæ, Sct. Hans and Sct. Olai. It is quite unusual that three churches are placed in such a small area.  At the same time the area is gentle and characterful renovated and maintained which makes a walk in the old part of Hjørring to a special experience. 

Sct. Catharinæ Church

The church is the biggest in Hjørring. The original tile building is built in the first half of 13th century. Today’s church is dominated by reconstructions and extensions i.a. the chancel which is from the middle of  15th century and the three aisle north wing from 1926. The years on the wall of the tower indicates reformation through time. The characteristic baroque frames from North Jutland were added in 1793 – 1795 after a bad fire. The beautiful baptismal font was made in Gotland in 13th century. 

Sct. Olai Church

The Church is dedicated to the Norwegian  sacred king Olai. It is a Romanesque building from the middle of the 1200 century. In 1966 when the church was renovated they found remains from and older wood church which is possibly the oldest church in Hjørring

Sct. Hans Church

The chancel of the church is made from granite ashlar. But the aisle is made from tile and decorated with Roman archs friezes like eg Mårup and Mygdal churches. Sct. Hans church is the best maintain of the mentioned group of churches. 

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Sct. Catharinæ – the interior of the church
Sct. Olai Church

Sct. Olai KirkeWatch a video of the church by priest Poul Rubeck Olesen.

Sct. Hans Church

Sct. Hans Kirke

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