Fredrikstad Cathedral

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Fredrikstad Cathedral
Fredrikstad Domkirke
Fredrikstad Cathedral
Fredrikstad Cathedral is located in Norway
Fredrikstad Cathedral
Fredrikstad Cathedral
Coordinates: 59°12′34″N 10°56′34″E / 59.2095°N 10.9429°E / 59.2095; 10.9429
Location Fredrikstad, Østfold
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
Website www.fredrikstaddomkirke.no
History
Former name(s) Fredrikstad Vestre Church
Architecture
Status Cathedral
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Ferdinand Waldemar Lühr
Style Gothic Revival
Specifications
Materials Brick
Administration
Diocese Diocese of Borg

Fredrikstad Cathedral (Norwegian: Fredrikstad Domkirke) is a cathedral of the Church of Norway, located in Fredrikstad, Norway in the site of the Diocese of Borg.

It was designed by architect Ferdinand Waldemar Lühr to be a parish church. It was built between 1879 and 1880 in the Gothic Revival style of brick, with a longitudinal plan in the form of a Latin cross. It has a single tower of 72 m in height at the western end, which is part of the main facade. It was consecrated on 13 October 1880, when it was known as Fredrikstad Vestre kirke (Western Fredrikstad Church).

The church was restored in 1954, was elevated to cathedral status in 1969, when it created the new Diocese of Borg, based in Fredrikstad.

Emphasize its stained glass work of Emanuel Vigeland, 1917, and the main altarpiece, a painting by Axel Revold.

It has space for 1100 people.[1][2]

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