Gildeskål Church

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Gildeskål Church
Gildeskål Hovedkirke
Gildeskål kirke, Nordland - Riksantikvaren-T407 01 0081.jpg
View of the church in the 1880s
Gildeskål Church is located in Nordland
Gildeskål Church
Gildeskål Church
Location in Nordland
Gildeskål Church is located in Norway
Gildeskål Church
Gildeskål Church
Gildeskål Church (Norway)
Coordinates: 67°03′33″N 14°02′34″E / 67.0591°N 14.0427°E / 67.0591; 14.0427
Location Gildeskål, Nordland
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Carl J. Bergstrøm
Style Neo-Gothic
Completed 1881
Capacity 750
Materials Wood
Parish Gildeskål
Deanery Bodø domprosti
Diocese Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland

Gildeskål Church (Norwegian: Gildeskål Hovedkirke) is a parish church in the municipality of Gildeskål in Nordland county, Norway. It is located just north of the village of Inndyr. The church is part of the Gildeskål parish in the Bodø deanery in the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland.[1]


In 1851, a new law was passed that said that all rural churches had to be able to fit at least 30% of the parish members in the church building. Since the old Gildeskål Church was too small, a new church had to be built for the parish. It was decided that the new church would be built on the same site, just west of the old church. The new church was completed in 1881 and it seated about 750 people.[2]

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  1. ^ "Gildeskål hovedkirke" (in Norwegian). Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Gildeskål hovedkirke" (in Norwegian). Gildeskål menighet. Retrieved 2012-02-17.