Fredrik Grønningsæter

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Fredrik Grønningsæter
Personal details
Born (1923-05-26)26 May 1923
Stranda, Norway
Died 28 April 2016(2016-04-28) (aged 92)
Nationality Norwegian
Denomination Christian
Parents Fredrik and Katharina Grønningsæter[citation needed]
Occupation Priest
Education Cand.theol.
Alma mater MF Norwegian School of Theology

Fredrik Grønningsæter (26 May 1923 – 28 April 2016) was a Bishop of the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland from 1982 until 1992.

Grønningsæter was born in the municipality of Stranda in Sunnmøre, Norway on 26 May 1923. He was the son of Fredrik and Katharina (née Ottesen) Grønningsæter. His great-grandfather on his mother's side was Carl Peter Parelius Essendrop, who was also a bishop in the Church of Norway. He received his Cand.theol. degree from the MF Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo in 1951. He was ordained on 21 October 1951 by the Bishop Johannes Smemo.

He worked as an assistant pastor at the Nidaros Cathedral from 1957 until 1962. He was then the priest of Gimsøy in Lofoten from 1962 until 1968. He worked as a priest in Oslo from 1968 until 1972 when he became the resident chaplain at the Oslo Cathedral. He served at the Oslo Cathedral from 1972 until 1982. In 1982, he was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland, a post he held until he resigned in 1992.[1] He died in 2016.[2]


Preceded by
Bjarne Odd Weider
Bishop of Sør-Hålogaland
Succeeded by
Øystein Ingar Larsen