Bjerkvik Church

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Bjerkvik Church
Bjerkvik kirke
View of the church
Bjerkvik Church is located in Nordland
Bjerkvik Church
Bjerkvik Church
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 68°32′54″N 17°33′42″E / 68.5484°N 17.5617°E / 68.5484; 17.5617
Location Narvik, Nordland
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
History
Founded 1914
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Arnstein Arneberg and Per Solemslie
Completed 1955
Specifications
Capacity 320
Materials Concrete
Administration
Parish Bjerkvik
Deanery Ofoten prosti
Diocese Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland

Bjerkvik Church (Norwegian: Bjerkvik kirke) is a parish church in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway. It is located in the village of Bjerkvik. The church is part of the Bjerkvik parish in the Ofoten deanery in the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland.[1]

History[edit]

The first church was built in Bjerkvik in 1914, but that church was destroyed by fire during an attack by the Allied forces on 13 April 1940 during World War II. A replacement church was completed in 1955 and it was consecrated on 14 August 1955 by the Bishop Wollert Krohn-Hansen. The new church was designed by architects Arnstein Arneberg and Per Solemslie. The white, concrete church was built to seat about 320 people.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bjerkvik kirke" (in Norwegian). Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Bjerkvik" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-06-04.