Exterior view of Hønefoss Church, 2005
|Architect(s)||Christian Heinrich Grosch|
The church had room for approximately 350 people. It was located in Hønefoss, which is the administrative center of the Ringerike municipality. The church had its own cemetery, burial chapel, crematorium and a modern assembly room (referred to as Kirkestua).
In 1858, church architect Christian Heinrich Grosch was hired to draw plans for the church. the inauguration took place on 10 December 1862. The church received a new chapel, which was dedicated in 1894. The church was restored shortly after 1950 and stood ready for the reopening in 1952.
The fire department in Ringerike received the notification that Hønefoss Church was on fire just before at 5:00 pm Tuesday 26 January 2010. Shortly afterwards the church burned down, and it soon became clear that the building could not be repaired. The 40-meter (130 ft) church tower collapsed around 6:00 pm.
In November 2009 it had been discovered that there were twelve faults in the electrical system of the church, and the police investigation concluded that faulty contact in a cable for the electric heating ovens was indeed the cause of the fire.
- NRK: Hønefoss kirke overtent Hønefoss Church burns down
- TV 2 Nyhetene: Hønefoss kirke brant til grunnen Hønefoss Church burns to the ground
- Hønefoss kirke (Norsk Institutt for kulturminneforskning)
- Hønefoss kirke (Den Norske Kirke)
- Hønefoss Kirke (Ringerike Kommune)
- Britt Boyesen, Morten W. Røkeberg (17 February 2010). "Dårlig kontakt startet brannen". NRK Østafjells. Retrieved 30 January 2012.