Sandsøy Church

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sandsøy Church
Sandsøy kirke
View of the church
Sandsøy Church is located in Troms
Sandsøy Church
Sandsøy Church
Location in Troms
Coordinates: 68°57′10″N 16°39′30″E / 68.9528°N 16.6583°E / 68.9528; 16.6583
Location Harstad, Troms
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Ole Scheistrøen
Completed 1888
Specifications
Capacity 200
Materials Wood
Administration
Parish Bjarkøy og Sandsøy
Deanery Trondenes prosti
Diocese Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland

Sandsøy Church (Norwegian: Sandsøy kirke) is a parish church in the municipality of Harstad in Troms county, Norway. It is located in the village of Sandsøy on the island of Sandsøya. The church is part of the Bjarkøy og Sandsøy parish in the Trondenes deanery in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The white wooden church was built in 1888. The architect Ole Scheistrøen designed the building and it seats about 200 people.[1]

History[edit]

The original Sandsøy Church was built in 1766, but in 1866 it was disassembled and moved to the neighboring island of Bjarkøya, where it is located in the village of Nergården. It is now called Bjarkøy Church.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sandsøy kirke" (in Norwegian). Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). KirkeKonsulenten.no. Retrieved 2012-08-21.