Sct. Jørgens Kirke

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Address

Brydegårdsvej 17

5700 Svendborg

Website

Hjemmeside

The name og the church tells us it was named after the lepers' patron saint, St. John. Where the church stands today was the site of a small wooden church from abt. 1150. Around the church was a collection of houses, where the lepers - banished from Svendborg - lived. Around the early middle age Sct. Jørgen-house had become so wealthy that a start was made of building a church of stone around the little wooden church. At the end of medieval times the church got its tower at the west end. In the church tower hangs a bell from 1424 with an embedded relief showing St. John killing the dragon.
Address

Brydegårdsvej 17

5700 Svendborg

Facilities

Parish church

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