Bakka Church

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Bakka Church
Bakka kyrkje
Bakka kirke.jpg
View of the church
Bakka Church is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Bakka Church
Bakka Church
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Bakka Church is located in Norway
Bakka Church
Bakka Church
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
60°55′03″N 6°52′13″E / 60.9175°N 6.8702°E / 60.9175; 6.8702Coordinates: 60°55′03″N 6°52′13″E / 60.9175°N 6.8702°E / 60.9175; 6.8702
Location Aurland Municipality,
Sogn og Fjordane
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
Consecrated 11 May 1859
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Christian Heinrich Grosch
Completed 1859
Capacity 200
Materials Wood
Parish Nærøy
Deanery Indre Sogn prosti
Diocese Diocese of Bjørgvin

Bakka Church (Norwegian: Bakka kyrkje) is a parish church in Aurland Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located in the village of Bakka, on the shores of the sparsely populated Nærøyfjorden. The church is part of the Nærøy parish in the Indre Sogn deanery in the Diocese of Bjørgvin.[1][2]

The white, wooden church, which has about 200 seats was built in 1859. It was designed by the architect Christian Henrik Grosch and it was consecrated on 11 May 1859. Prior to the building of this church, the people living along the Nærøyfjorden belonged to the nearby Undredal parish. When the new church was built at Bakka, the Nærøy area became a separate parish. Nærøy parish is the smallest parish in Sogn og Fjordane county in the Diocese of Bjørgvin with 104 members in 1999. In a normal year, there are about one or two baptisms and about the same number of confirmands.[3]

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  1. ^ "Bakka kyrkje, Nærøy". Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  2. ^ "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  3. ^ "Bakka kyrkje" (in Norwegian). Sogn og Fjordane Fylkesarkiv. Archived from the original on 2012-09-09. Retrieved 2014-02-28.