Hitra Church

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Hitra Church
Hitra kirke
View of the church
Hitra Church is located in Trøndelag
Hitra Church
Hitra Church
Location of the church
Hitra Church is located in Norway
Hitra Church
Hitra Church
Hitra Church (Norway)
63°37′43″N 8°43′36″E / 63.6286°N 08.7268°E / 63.6286; 08.7268Coordinates: 63°37′43″N 8°43′36″E / 63.6286°N 08.7268°E / 63.6286; 08.7268
Location Hitra, Trøndelag
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
Founded 1927
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Claus Hjelte
Architectural type Cruciform
Completed 1927
Capacity 400
Materials Stone
Parish Hitra
Deanery Orkdal
Diocese Nidaros

Hitra Church (Norwegian: Hitra kirke) is a parish church in Hitra municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the village of Melandsjøen on the north shore of the island of Hitra. It is the main church for the Hitra parish which is part of the Orkdal prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nidaros. The square-shaped stone church was built in a cruciform church style in 1927 by the architect Claus Hjelte. The church seats about 400 people. It has a large copper dome on top.[1][2]


The medieval Dolm Church served the parish of Hitra for nearly 800 years before it burned down in 1920. At that time, it was decided that the new church to replace it would be built in the village of Melandsjøen to make it more accessible to the people since it was going to be the main church for the parish. The old Dolm Church was located on the island of Dolmøya and Melandsjøen was on the island of Hitra where the majority of the people lived. [3]

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  1. ^ "Hitra kirke". Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2018-02-18. 
  2. ^ "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). KirkeKonsulenten.no. Retrieved 2018-02-18. 
  3. ^ "Hitra kirke" (in Norwegian). Orkdals prosti. Retrieved 2010-12-30.