April 20, 2013:
Opposite Fulltofta castle is a gravel road down to
Ringsjön. "P church" it says. I drive in and park. The church
situated with fine stone building nearby. The church was built in
century. The apse is decorated with sandstone ornaments. Gradually
has been rebuilt, the porch in the late Middle Ages, on the tower is
The church is interesting from several points of view, one is that
it is open
during the day, but above all of that when you enter you can see the
ceiling paintings. The paintings cover the four arches of the nave,
the church's message: Paradise and the fall, the resistance to
the birth of Jesus, our ultimate alternatives heaven or hell. In the
are the apostles depicted. The paintings were made in 15th century,
whitewashed over, and developed again.
The baptismal font is from the early Church, the altar from the 17th
epitaphs from the 17th century are hanging on the walls. Both from
and the Swedish time. In the porch is a beautiful headstone. On the
of the church, near the pulpit, is a painted window; St. Magnhild
painted in 1936. Four fields with episodes from the local
Skåne saint St. Magnhild
life. She was worshiped at the 13th and 14th centuries.
She took care of the poor and sick. For
unknown reasons, she was murdered by her daughter in law 1215. A
window shows how
she is hit by an arrow. In Fulltofta hiking area, a few kilometers
east of the
church, is a well called "St. Magnhilds well."
Learn more about the well at my page about
St Magnhild well.
Source: Fulltofta church, Bernt Larsson. Can be purchased in the