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See the new church - now with Danish design icons and art

See the new church - now with Danish design icons and art

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Published on Thursday, July 15, 2021 3:00 PM

The plans for the renovation of the Danish Lutheran Church in Toronto are moving forward to the next phase: The actual renovation will start in August and take place over the coming months. 

Now, you can support this project to make our church ready for the future and give our church a modern, classic Danish look.

Over the last year, the architects and the working group have developed the project, and it has been presented to the congregation. 

One significant change will be the area around the altar where the walls beside the altar arch will be decorated with two paintings created by the Danish artist Simon Aaen.

An example of Simon Aaens work: Jesus walking on the sea.

Another significant new change will be the pews replaced by a Danish Design-icon: The Series 7 Chair designed by Arne Jacobsen in the 1950s. And the lighting in the church will be replaced by another significant Danish Design object: The PH-lamp made initially by Poul Henningsen in the 1920s to use in both small rooms and halls like churches. 

The 7-series chair by Arne Jacobsen and the PH-lamp Poul Henningsen
- both well-known Danish icons. 

The flooring will also be changed, the entry is also updated, and the walls will be painted so when we can reopen the church, it will be welcoming and ready to be the place for worship for many more years. 

It's a massive project for our congregation, and we need your support to realize it - to make it possible to support the upgrade, the board has established a "General Church Upgrade Fund" and a "Church Art Fund” to enable you to select which project to support.

You can contribute by Credit Card, e-transfer, cheque or cash. Whether large or small, all contributions will be gladly accepted and will receive a tax receipt.

Read more about the sanctuary upgrade here.

Read more about the art project here.

Read more about how you can support the project here.