Sankt Petri Church

Address: Vedbyvägen, 264 35 Klippan Show map

Address: Vedbyvägen, 264 35 Klippan

This world-famous church is an architectural masterpiece that exudes simplicity. It was designed by Sigurd Lewerentz and consecrated in 1966.

Sankt Petri Church in the centre of Klippan is a building that is not only unique but also known throughout the world. It is one of Sweden’s most accomplished churches in architectural terms, designed and built by the architect Sigurd Lewerentz.

The church was consecrated in 1966 and has many conspicuous and attractive details. The entrance can be quite hard to find, but it was deliberately built that way, to represent the difficulty of finding the gateway to the kingdom of God. The bell tower has four bells, each inscribed with lines of poetry by Bo Setterlind.

The interior of the church is both beautiful and well thought out. Notable decorative items include an ivory crucifix designed by Christian Berg, a wrought iron cross and ring designed by Robert Nilsson and a double-sided tapestry woven by Barbro Nilsson.
The font is made of a white mussel shell from the Indian Ocean, placed on a raised area that resembles a rock. All the details have been carefully planned and executed, and all symbolise an event or aspect of Christian faith.
Listing every element that contributes to the unique beauty of the interior of Sankt Petri Church would take some time – to gain a proper understanding of how special it is you need to experience it for yourself.

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