Holmens Parish København, København, Denmark

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A special congregation for naval personnel was begun in 1617, and in 1619 Holmens church was dedicated. At first, only seamens families worshiped there, but eventually, a civilian congregation was created. In 1805, it was expanded to receive part of the discontinued Skt. Nikolaj parish. In 1878, it received part of Garnisons parish, and a part of Christiansborg Slotsogn in 1965. Also, a part of the parish was incorporated into the new Skt. Pauls parish in 1877.

Also known as Bremerholm parish.

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Holmens Parish
Stift (diocese) Københavns Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Holmens Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Add here
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Copenhagen City
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Street Names

Adelgade, Admiralgade, Asylgade

Balsamgade, Bjørnegade, Boldhusgade, Borgergade, Bremerholm, Bryggerlænge

Cort Adelers Gade

Delfingade, Dephingade, Dybensgade

Elephantgade, Elsdyrsgade, Enhjørnegade


Gernersgade, Grønlandsgade, Gaasegade

Halmstræde, Haregade, Havnegade, Heibergsgade, Herluf Trolles Gade, Hindegade, Hjertensfrydsgade, Hjortegade, Hjortelænge, Holbergsgade, Holmensgade, Holmens Kanal, Hoppenslænge, Hummergade, Hvælingen, Højbro Plads


Kamelgade, Kaningade, Kaninlænge, Kasserne, Kattegade, Kirkestræde, Klerkegade, Kongens Nytorv, Krokodillegade, Krusemøntegade

Labratorium, Labratorium på Christianshavn, Laksegade, Lavendelgade, Leopardlænge, Lille Kirkestræde, Lille Kongensgade, Lille Ulkegade, Lorentsensgade, Løvegade


Nellikegade, Niels Juels Gade, Nikolajgade, Nikolaj Kirkegang, Nikolaj Plads/Torv, Nyboder, Nybygte Længe, Nygade, Nyhavn, Ny Østergade

Peder Skrams Gade, Peder Rodes Gade, Pendsvinegade

Reverentsgade, Rosengade, Rævegade

Sahlengade, Salviegade, Sankt Jørgensensgade, Skolemesterlænge, Skvaldergade, Slagtertorvet, Smedensgade, Store Kirkestræde, Store Kongensgade, Store Ulkegade, Stuengade, Størrestræde, Svanegade, Sølvgade

Tigergade, Timiansgade, Tordenskjoldsgade, Tulipangade, Tulipanlænge

Ulkegade, Ulvegade

Ved Stranden, Vingaardstræde


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