While in Copenhagen, a visitor cannot pass up the chance to take a walk to the northern area of the city to visit Saint Alban’s Anglican Church. The church itself is quite magical, but the setting in which it is built adds a fairytale element, particularly it’s close proximity to the statue of the Little Mermaid.
Set against a calm backdrop of water and small green hills and having a giant fountain of Ursula from the Little Mermaid story, the stone church is housed in an extremely serene setting in Amaliegade in the northern part of the city.
Built between 1885 and 1887, Saint Alban’s Anglican Church, often referred to as the English church, was built partially to accommodate the growing English population of the city. In 1864, with the help of Danish born Princess Alexandra and the Prince of Wales, the funds were finally gathered to be able to create this small, but quite unique church. Designed by Arthur Blomfield, the church was completed and consecrated on September 17, 1887 with a collection of nobility from England, Denmark, Greece and Russia.
Although many of the churches in Copenhagen are much larger and ornate than Saint Alban’s Anglican Church, this small structure simply has it’s own charm and is well worth a visit.