Stubberup church was formerly called The White Virgin and was used as a seamark for navigation in the Great Belt.
Architectural history of Stubberup church
The church is from the 12th-13th century. A little before the year 1500, the church's nave, i.e. the building itself, became longer, so that the church could accommodate more people. In the old days, the church tower was used as a sea mark when people went out sailing.
The oldest part from the Romanesque period can be seen on the outside with a round arch frieze. Later (15-1600) expanded to the east and west. The tower was completed around the year 1600.
The church's richly carved pulpit is from approx. 1580, and the altarpiece is from 1632.
In the church there are a number of frescoes by the "wood painters", a small group of 2-3 plaster artists who painted their works of art between 1475-1512.
There is an old legend that a man named Marsk Stig died on Møllerup Gods and that he is buried under the church floor in Stubberup Kirke.