Engelbrekt Church

Church of Sweden Diocese of Stockholm (Church of Sweden) Lärkstaden
Engelbrekt Church
Engelbrekt Church
Coordinates: 59°20′39″N 18°04′04″E / 59.34417°N 18.06778°E / 59.34417; 18.06778
LocationLärkstaden, Stockholm
DenominationLutheran, Church of Sweden
Architect(s)Lars Israel Wahlman
StyleNational Romantic style
Groundbreaking14 May 1910 (1910-05-14)
Completed25 January 1914 (1914-01-25)
ParishEngelbrekt Parish
DioceseDiocese of Stockholm

Engelbrekt Church (Swedish: Engelbrektskyrkan) is a protected church located in the Lärkstaden area of Stockholm, Sweden. Its located at Östermalm and belongs to the Church of Sweden and is parish church for Engelbrekt Parish in the Diocese of Stockholm. It was designed by architect Lars Israel Wahlman in the National Romantic style and completed in 1914. It is one of the largest churches in Stockholm, with 1,400 seats.[1][2][3]

In the spirit of romantic nationalism, the church was named after Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson – a Swedish 15th century rebel leader and national hero.[1] It was built atop a hill in the years 1910–14, after a design competition held in 1906.[2] The rock on which the church is standing was left mostly intact, in accordance to the urban planning ideals at the time, giving it a naturally elevated position in the city.[1]

The building has some features common to Byzantine architecture and has a cruciform architectural plan with a 32 m (105 ft) high nave,[1][2][3] making it the highest in Scandinavia.[3] Internationally appreciated in architectural circles, the church has not been subjected to any major changes since its inauguration and is regarded as a paragon of the Swedish Art Nouveau era and the National Romantic style.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Engelbrektskyrkan" (pdf) (in Swedish). Church of Sweden. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Bebyggelseregistret (BBR) - Riksantikvarieämbetet" (in Swedish). Swedish National Heritage Board. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Engelbrektskyrkan" (in Swedish). Church of Sweden. Retrieved 4 January 2015.