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Stjärnholms Kyrka 2016
Stjärnholms Kyrka 2016 | Photo: Jan Ainali (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Mini-Map of Sweden with marker at Oxelösunds Kommun

Stjärnholms Kyrka

Historic church near Oxelösund

The historic 17th-century church Stjärnholms Kyrka is located in the immediate vicinity of Stjärnholms Slott, about six kilometres northwest of Oxelösund city centre.

In 1671, the church was built as a castle chapel and used as such by the castle residents and employees until 1920. In the period thereafter, it functioned as a parish church until its operation was discontinued for the time being in 1997. Only eleven years and a restoration later, the doors of Stjärnholms Kyrka were reopened to the congregation on May 11, 2008. Today, as one of the oldest buildings in Oxelösund, it is used as a popular wedding and baptismal church.

Visiting Stjärnholms Kyrka

When you visit, you will probably notice that the church tower is unusually low in relation to the nave, and even seems cut off. One theory says that the master builder did not have the tower built any higher after he learned that the bishop would not appear in person for the consecration of the chapel. Another theory is that the tower was deliberately kept low so as not to be seen from afar by possible attackers.

The church was built mainly of natural stone and received its first and only massive renovation in the 1770s. The white plastered walls and the red gable roof are therefore in the same condition as at that time. The interior of Stjärnholms Kyrka is rather plain and the furnishings are mostly from the 1950s, as is the organ.

During your visit, you can also walk around the castle grounds and take a look at Stjärnholms Slott, which is now a hotel. And if you're lucky, a historic train from Oxelösunds Järnvägsmuseum will also pass by.

Silfverstiernas väg
613 41 Oxelösund
58°41′33.3″N 17°1′53.9″E

Stjärnholms Kyrka: Opening hours

Closed today

Opening hours

1. May – 26. June
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 – 15:00
27. June – 14. August
Monday – Sunday: 9:00 – 15:00
15. August – 31. October
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 – 15:00

Last update: 06/2022 | Errors and omissions excepted.

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