Inger & Johannes Exner
Hald Ege Kirke
In 1960, zoning plans were adopted for Hald Teglgård, including a church and cemetery. Building quotas and state restrictions on church construction, however, caused difficulties, which is why the parish council in 1963 changed the project to include an auxiliary cemetery and a chapel with a proposal from the couple Exner for the purpose of self-construction. The sketch project was approved in 1964, after which the work was carried out in three stages.
The first stage included the cemetery, the parking lot and the bell tower. In 1965, construction of the chapel began, and the following year it was completed. The chapel was inaugurated at a festive service on 1 October 1967. The first two stages were built with both professional and voluntary labor, after which the “birumsbygningen” was built professionally in 1968. The total construction cost including furniture was almost DKK 500,000.
From 1967, normal services were held. A change in the law meant that the chapel could be converted into a church, and it was consecrated as a church on 16 May 1971 by Bishop Johannes W. Jacobsen.
Location: Viborg, Denmark
Landscape: Sven Ingvar Andersson
Text: Wikipedia (translated)
Photography: Poul Pedersen