Hammerfest Church

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Hammerfest Church
Hammerfest kirke
View of the church
Hammerfest Church is located in Finnmark
Hammerfest Church
Hammerfest Church
Location in Finnmark
Coordinates: 70°39′42″N 23°40′30″E / 70.661667°N 23.675°E / 70.661667; 23.675
Location Hammerfest, Finnmark
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Hans Magnus
Completed 1961
Specifications
Capacity 525
Materials Stone/concrete
Administration
Parish Hammerfest
Deanery Hammerfest prosti
Diocese Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland

Hammerfest Church (Norwegian: Hammerfest kirke) is the main parish church in Hammerfest Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It located in the town of Hammerfest. The church is part of the Hammerfest parish in the Hammerfest deanery in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The church is the main church of the deanery. The stone/concrete church was built in 1961 by the architect Hans Magnus. The church seats about 525 people.[1]

Throughout history there have been many churches in Hammerfest, dating back to about 1620. The previous church was burned down when the Germans withdrew from Finnmark in 1944. That church was situated near the present location. The current church was a part of the large reconstruction project in Hammerfest that was inaugurated in July 1961.[2]

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  1. ^ "Hammerfest kirke" (in Norwegian). Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  2. ^ "Hammerfest kirke". Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromsø. Retrieved 2013-01-28.