Härnösand Cathedral

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Härnösand Cathedral
Härnösands domkyrka south.jpg
Coordinates: 62°37′52″N 17°56′30″E / 62.63111°N 17.94167°E / 62.63111; 17.94167
Location Härnösand
Country Sweden
Denomination Church of Sweden
History
Founded 1846 (1846)[1]
Administration
Diocese Diocese of Härnösand
Clergy
Bishop(s) Tuulikki Koivunen Bylund

Härnösand Cathedral (Swedish: Härnösands domkyrka) serves the Diocese of Härnösand and was built in 1846.

History[edit]

Härnösand city's first church was built 1593. In 1721 the church was burned down by Russian troops, and a new church was erected, and that church was eventually destroyed. The present church was completed in 1846 and built according to plans by John Hawerman. The present church is located in the same location as the original and is Sweden's smallest cathedral. The altar painting is by David von Coln. The organ was built in 1975 by the Danish firm of Bruno Christenssen and has 57 stops. The organ facade is from the 1700s Cahman organ that was saved from the original church. The baptismal font is a Spanish rococo work in silver and manufactured 1777. The current dean is Tor Frylmark.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Härnösands domkyrka". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 28 August 2011.  (subscription required)