Alta Church

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Alta Church
Alta kirke
Alta kirke 1.jpg
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Alta Church is located in Finnmark
Alta Church
Alta Church
Location of the church
Alta Church is located in Norway
Alta Church
Alta Church
Alta Church (Norway)
69°57′53″N 23°15′06″E / 69.9646°N 23.2518°E / 69.9646; 23.2518Coordinates: 69°57′53″N 23°15′06″E / 69.9646°N 23.2518°E / 69.9646; 23.2518
Location Alta Municipality, Finnmark
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
History
Status Parish church
Architecture
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Stephen Henry Thomas
Architectural type Long church
Completed 1858
Specifications
Capacity 230
Materials Wood
Administration
Parish Alta
Deanery Alta prosti
Diocese Nord-Hålogaland

Alta Church (Norwegian: Alta kirke) is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Alta Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It is located in the Bossekop area in the town of Alta. It is an annex church (formerly the main church) for the Alta parish which is part of the Alta prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The white, wooden church was built in a long church style in 1858 by the architect Stephen Henry Thomas. The church seats about 230 people.[1][2] The building was consecrated by the Bishop Knud Gislesen. This church was the main church for the municipality until 2013 when the Northern Lights Cathedral was built as the new main church for the municipality and deanery.

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  1. ^ "Alta kirke". Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2018-05-15. 
  2. ^ "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). KirkeKonsulenten.no. Retrieved 2018-05-15.