October 4, 2021
We have a coffee in the café at the country store in Torna Hällestad.
Opposite is the church. After coffee we go to church
Organ music is heard. The door is open so we enter.
A woman is practicing the organ.
We take the opportunity to look around the church.
The church was originally built in the 12th century.
The Swedish king Karl Knutsson Bonde ravaged Skåne in 1452,
and probably destroyed the church. The church was rebuilt in the 1450s.
It is known for its Church murals that cover large areas of the ceiling and
depict the passion of Jesus. The one who painted them has dated them
to 1460. As so often, they were whitewashed during the Reformation and
were redeveloped in the 20th century. Really nice.
The inventory is of later date. The best part is the Church murals.
Outside the church there is a stone coffin and some older tombstones and tombstones.
In the eastern part of the church there are three rune stones walled in on the outside of the church,
GPS: WGS84 decimal (lat, lon) 55.677711, 13.420563