Kiruna Church

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Kiruna Church
Kiruna Church in August 2010
67°51′7.2″N 20°13′58.7″E / 67.852000°N 20.232972°E / 67.852000; 20.232972Coordinates: 67°51′7.2″N 20°13′58.7″E / 67.852000°N 20.232972°E / 67.852000; 20.232972
Location Kiruna
Country Sweden
Denomination Church of Sweden
History
Consecrated 8 December 1912 (1912-12-08)
Administration
Diocese Diocese of Luleå

Kiruna Church (Swedish: Kiruna kyrka) is a church in Kiruna, Sweden. In 2001, the church was voted the most beautiful public building in Sweden by the Swedish people.[1][2]

History[edit]

The church was built between 1909–1912 and consecrated by Bishop Olof Bergqvist on 8 December 1912. Since 1913, the church is included in the Jukkasjärvi parish in the diocese of Luleå.[3] Gustaf Wickman was the church's architect and the famous altarpiece is a work of Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke.[2][3]

Interior of the church.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kiruna in Brief". Kiruna Municipality. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Summer 2011". Kiruna Lappland Ekonomisk Förening. p. 2. Archived from the original on 20 June 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Kiruna Kyrka" (in Swedish). Kiruna Lappland Ekonomisk Förening. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kiruna Church at Wikimedia Commons