Røros Church

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Røros Church
Røros kirke
Bergstadens Ziir
View of the church
Røros Church is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Røros Church
Røros Church
Location in Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 62°34′39″N 11°23′16″E / 62.5774°N 11.3877°E / 62.5774; 11.3877
Location Røros, Sør-Trøndelag
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
History
Consecrated 15 August 1784
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Peter L. Neuman
Completed 1784
Specifications
Capacity 1640
Materials Stone
Administration
Parish Røros
Deanery Gauldal
Diocese Diocese of Nidaros

Røros Church (Norwegian: Røros kirke, also known as Bergstadens Ziir) is a parish church in the municipality of Røros in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The church is located in the mining town of Røros. Røros Church is Norway's fifth largest church, and has about 1600 seats. It is also ranked by Riksantikvaren as one of the ten most important churches in Norway. The church is part of the Røros parish in the Gauldal deanery in the Diocese of Nidaros.

The church was consecrated on 15 August 1784 by Bishop Marcus Fredrik Bang. Røros Copper Works paid for the building of the stone church, and the symbol of the Copper Works was put on all sides of the tower wall. There is a sign over the entrance to the church that says "Til Guds Ære og Bergstadens Ziir" which means "to God's Glory and Bergstaden's beauty." Bergstaden means "the mining town", and this is why the church is sometimes referred to as "Bergstadens Ziir".[1]

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  1. ^ "Røros kirke" (in Norwegian). RørosKirke.no. Retrieved 2011-02-28.