View of the church
|Denomination||Church of Norway|
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.
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.