View of the church
|Denomination||Church of Norway|
|Architect(s)||Rasmus Mentsen Overrein|
|Length||15.5 metres (51 ft)|
|Width||11.3 metres (37 ft)|
|Number of spires||1|
|Spire height||30 metres (98 ft)|
|Diocese||Diocese of Nidaros|
Egge Church (Norwegian: Egge kirke) is a parish church in the municipality of Steinkjer in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the village of Egge, on the northern edge of the town of Steinkjer. The church is part of the Egge parish in the Nord-Innherad deanery in the Diocese of Nidaros.
The white wooden church was constructed in the empire style in 1870 to seat about 484 people. The church was designed and built by Rasmus Mentsen Overrein. The church is 15.5 by 11.3 metres (51 ft × 37 ft) and has a steeple that reaches about 30 metres (98 ft) into the air.
The present Egge Church is (at least) the fourth church building located at this site. Records indicate a church building here since at least the 16th century.
- Stave Church
- 1676 Church
A new church was built in 1676 to replace the old stave church. It was consecrated in 1676 by the Bishop Erik Eriksen Pontoppidan d.e.. This church existed for 90 years until it was struck by lightning and burned down on 18 August 1765.
- 1767 Church
A church was built in 1767 to replace the previous church that burned. It contained the altar table that is still in use in the present church. This church was torn down in 1870 and replaced by the present church.