Kautokeino Church

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Kautokeino Church
Kautokeino kirke
View of the church
Kautokeino Church is located in Finnmark
Kautokeino Church
Kautokeino Church
Location in Finnmark
Coordinates: 69°00′12″N 23°02′44″E / 69.00333°N 23.04555°E / 69.00333; 23.04555
Location Kautokeino Municipality, Finnmark
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Finn Bryn
Completed 1958
Capacity 300
Materials Wood
Parish Kautokeino
Deanery Indre Finnmark prosti
Diocese Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland

Kautokeino Church (Norwegian: Kautokeino kirke) is a parish church in Kautokeino Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It is located in the village of Kautokeino. The church is part of the Kautokeino parish in the Indre Finnmark deanery in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The red wooden church was built by the architect Finn Bryn in 1965 to replace the older church that was burned down by the Germans near the end of World War II. The present church seats about 300 people. The previous church building was built in 1701 and it was one of the oldest buildings in all of Finnmark when the Germans burned it down.[1][2]

Kautokeino Church
Black and white photograph of a wooden church building with a crowd of people in front of it
View of the old church building (1701-1944) 
Inside a wooden church, facing the altar.
Inside Kautokeino Church, facing the altar. 
Inside a wooden church, facing away from the altar, towards the entrance.
Inside Kautokeino Church, facing the church organ and the public entrance/exit. 

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  1. ^ "Kautokeino kirke" (in Norwegian). Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  2. ^ University of Tromsø. "Kautokeino kirke" (in Norwegian). Arkitekturguide Nord-Norge og Svalbard. Retrieved 2013-04-02.