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A church you never forget”

Welcome to visit our wonderful church

The Andreas chapel The church porch, which in Scandinavia is known as the weapons room, where we since old have laid down our weapons. Here we are at peace. This is a room which protects each and every one who enters.  A bricked bench separates the room. To our right is the Chapel of S:t Andrew, named after the apostle, the brother of Simon Peter, who has given his name to our church. Here the altar protruding from the wall. Sometimes, on sunny days, the sun lays a carpet of light under the altar. Next to the altar there is a wrought cross called “the Tree of Life” with five wounds in red glass, which was designed by architect Sigurd Lewerentz and forged by blacksmith Einar Nilsson in Forsby.
The Christening font The christening area is located at the church entrance. It is shaped as a rock and the floor bends upward. The crack in the floor represents episode when Moses cracked the rock with his staff making water flow from it. At the christening, the priest stands in a place on the floor marked with a cross. The Christening font is made of a white mussel from the Indian Ocean. The never ending drip re-minds us of God’s never ceasing Grace.
The Altar At the Holy Communion, the priest stands behind the altar turned towards the congregation. The floor slopes slowly down to the altar to help the doubtful towards the communion table. Through the chimney-alike lanterns in the ceiling a warm light of heaven pours into the way of procession from the sacristy to the altar. The life of a Christian is a daily wandering in the light of God.
The Cross and the Ring The cross and the ring standing on the floor beside the altar is made of wrought iron and designed by artist Robert Nilsson. The cross symbolizes Christ's death and resurrection, and the circle of eternity. It has a Christ Monogram with five red stones, reminiscent of Christ's five wounds. Letters chi (Χ) and rho (Ρ), which are the first two letters of Greek χριστός "Christ".
The Pulpit - Bishop chair - Clergy bench The Pulpit and the altar form a unity. The Church room is built to support the idea of performing the service according to Luther’s idea about the close connection between the sermon and the altar service. The Bishop chair The Cathedra or the Bishop Throne that is placed behind the altar might be the first of its kind in an evangelical church after the reformation. The Clergy bench has a primitive Christian background from the 2nd century.
The Tapestry In the church room hangs a mobile tapestry, designed by "X:t", Professor Sven Erixon and woven by the textile artist Barbro Nilsson. It has two sides, which the artist describes thus: "The Passion side. One sees at the top the crown of thorns with the nails, forming a face. The five drops of blood stand out in red against caput mortuum in the background. This is shaped like the trunk of a tree. The other side, the Resurrection, is more radiant in colour, and there one sees at the very top IHS signifying the triumphant Christ, over a meadow, imperceptibly fading into a firmament filled with red, black and golden footprints. The red and black ones symbolize the hardships of life and the golden ones are in direct communication with the sign in the sky, IHS."
The Organ The organ, which is placed to the left of the church, built in 1972 by PG Andersen from Copenhagen. Having the organ was placed on a platform at the back of the church is often felt unnatural. In our time there is a desire to place the organ and choir beside the pulpit. Choir and organ can naturally participate in the church service.
Sacristy In the belfry is the sacristy with preparatory altar and at its side a piscina, into which the wine remaining after Holy Communion is poured out to trickle down into the consecrated earth of the church. On the altar is an ivory crucifix, made by the sculptor Christian Berg. On the opposite wall of the sacristy hangs a  painting of Petrus, a work of the artist Erik Olsson, a member of the Halmstad Group.
Church Chairs The loose chairs, in a total of 188 pieces, are arranged in the wide walled joints, as we see in the floor. The church chairs were designed in 1930 to Bethlehem Church, Åboulevard, Copenhagen, the first Danish church to use chairs instead of benches. The chairs are braided with seaweeds and are specially designed for use in churches by the architect Kaare Klint Inspiration for the chair is a bit of light general furniture like Klints father, PV Jensen Klint, bought from southern Europe to Grundtvig church. Klint develops designed and manufactured the chair more powerful and comfortable. The chair is made of beech wood and the legs were swiveled, which makes mass production easier. The seat is woven and supported by four strong crosspieces, by being straight inside and curved on the outside maximal withstand the tension of the braid. A few small details to the chair reveal its use characteristics, the little psalm book the shelf behind the back and the small shelf of lugs for chassis bags  
© Copyright 2007 - 2018 / Anders Clausson
The Andreas chapel The church porch, which in Scandinavia is known as the weapons room, where we since old have laid down our weapons. Here we are at peace. This is a room which protects each and every one who enters. A bricked bench separates the room. To our right is the Chapel of S:t Andrew, named after the apostle, the brother of Simon Peter, who has given his name to our church. Here the altar protruding from the wall. Sometimes, on sunny days, the sun lays a carpet of light under the altar. Next to the altar there is a wrought cross called “the Tree of Life” with five wounds in red glass, which was designed by architect Sigurd Lewerentz and forged by blacksmith Einar Nilsson in Forsby.
Interior
The Christening font The christening area is located at the church entrance. It is shaped as a rock and the floor bends upward. The crack in the floor represents episode when Moses cracked the rock with his staff making water flow from it. At the christening, the priest stands in a place on the floor marked with a cross. The Christening font is made of a white mussel from the Indian Ocean. The never ending drip re-minds us of God’s never ceasing Grace.
The Altar At the Holy Communion, the priest stands behind the altar turned towards the congregation. The floor slopes slowly down to the altar to help the doubtful towards the communion table. Through the chimney-alike lanterns in the ceiling a warm light of heaven pours into the way of procession from the sacristy to the altar. The life of a Christian is a daily wandering in the light of God.
The Pulpit - Bishop chair - Clergy bench The Pulpit and the altar form a unity. The Church room is built to support the idea of performing the service according to Luther’s idea about the close connection between the sermon and the altar service. The Bishop chair The Cathedra or the Bishop Throne that is placed behind the altar might be the first of its kind in an evangelical church after the reformation. The Clergy bench has a primitive Christian background from the 2nd century.
The Cross and the Ring The cross and the ring standing on the floor beside the altar is made of wrought iron and designed by artist Robert Nilsson. The cross symbolizes Christ's death and resurrection, and the circle of eternity. It has a Christ Monogram with five red stones, reminiscent of Christ's five wounds. Christ monogram composed of the Greek letters X (Chi / K) and R (Rho / R) which is the first two letters of the name Christos = Christ.
The Tapestry In the church room hangs a mobile tapestry, designed by "X:t", Professor Sven Erixon and woven by the textile artist Barbro Nilsson. It has two sides, which the artist describes thus: "The Passion side. One sees at the top the crown of thorns with the nails, forming a face. The five drops of blood stand out in red against caput mortuum in the background. This is shaped like the trunk of a tree. The other side, the Resurrection, is more radiant in colour, and there one sees at the very top IHS signifying the triumphant Christ, over a meadow, imperceptibly fading into a firmament filled with red, black and golden footprints. The red and black ones symbolize the hardships of life and the golden ones are in direct communication with the sign in the sky, IHS."
The Organ The organ, which is placed to the left of the church, built in 1972 by PG Andersen from Copenhagen. Having the organ was placed on a platform at the back of the church is often felt unnatural. In our time there is a desire to place the organ and choir beside the pulpit. Choir and organ can naturally participate in the church service.
Sacristy In the belfry is the sacristy with preparatory altar and at its side a piscina, into which the wine remaining after Holy Communion is poured out to trickle down into the consecrated earth of the church. On the altar is an ivory crucifix, made by the sculptor Christian Berg. On the opposite wall of the sacristy hangs a  painting of Petrus, a work of the artist Erik Olsson, a member of the Halmstad Group.
Sankt Petri Church in Klippan
© Copyright 2007 - 2018 / Anders Clausson

A church you never forget

Welcome to visit our wonderful church

Masterpiece by Sigurd Lewerentz
Sankt Petri Church