Loen Church

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Loen Church
Loen kyrkje / Lokyrkja
View of the church
Loen Church is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Loen Church
Loen Church
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
61°52′18″N 6°51′32″E / 61.8716°N 6.8589°E / 61.8716; 6.8589Coordinates: 61°52′18″N 6°51′32″E / 61.8716°N 6.8589°E / 61.8716; 6.8589
Location Stryn Municipality,
Sogn og Fjordane
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
History
Consecrated 9 Sept 1838
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Style Octagonal
Completed 1838
Specifications
Capacity 190
Materials Wood
Administration
Parish Loen
Deanery Nordfjord prosti
Diocese Diocese of Bjørgvin

Loen Church (Norwegian: Loen kyrkje or Lokyrkja) is a parish church in Stryn Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located in the village of Loen. The church is part of the Loen parish in the Nordfjord deanery in the Diocese of Bjørgvin. The white, octagonal, wooden church was built in 1838. It seats about 190 people. The church was consecrated on 9 September 1838.[1][2]

History[edit]

The first church in Loen, probably a stave church, was erected in the 1200s. It was replaced by a timber long church in the 1600s. The church stood a long time without a church tower, but in 1707 a tower was built and it was funded by private donations. This church was used until the present church was built in 1838.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Loen kyrkje". Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  2. ^ "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). KirkeKonsulenten.no. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Loen kyrkje" (in Norwegian). NRK Fylkesleksikon. Retrieved 2013-10-16.