Øye Church

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Øye Church
Øye kyrkje
Øye-Church-Surnadal-Norway.jpg
View of the church
Øye Church is located in Møre og Romsdal
Øye Church
Øye Church
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Øye Church is located in Norway
Øye Church
Øye Church
Øye Church (Norway)
62°58′51″N 8°43′06″E / 62.9808°N 8.7183°E / 62.9808; 8.7183Coordinates: 62°58′51″N 8°43′06″E / 62.9808°N 8.7183°E / 62.9808; 8.7183
LocationSurnadal Municipality, Møre og Romsdal
CountryNorway
DenominationChurch of Norway
ChurchmanshipEvangelical
History
StatusParish church
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Jacob Wilhelm Nordan
Completed1871
Specifications
Capacity300
MaterialsWood
Administration
ParishØye og Ranes
DeaneryIndre Nordmøre prosti
DioceseDiocese of Møre

Øye Church (Norwegian: Øye kyrkje) is a parish church in Surnadal Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located between the two villages of Sylte and Skei. The church is one of two churches that make up the Øye og Ranes parish. The parish is part of the Indre Nordmøre deanery in the Diocese of Møre. The white, wooden church was built in 1871 by the architect Jacob Wilhelm Nordan. The church seats about 300 people.[1][2]

There has been an "Øye Church" in the Sylte-Skei area for a long time. An Øye Church existed before 1589 when it was transferred administratively to the parish of Stangvik. In 1699 a new Surnadal parish was created and Øye Church was included in that new parish.[3]

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  1. ^ "Øye kirke". Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2013-04-19.
  2. ^ "Øye Kyrkje" (in Norwegian). Surnadal kyrkjelege fellesråd. Retrieved 2013-04-19.
  3. ^ "Prestegjeld og sokn i Møre og Romsdal" (in Norwegian). Riksarkivet (National Archives of Norway). Retrieved 2013-05-24.