Ilen Church

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Ilen Church
Ilen kirke
Ila kirke Trondheim.jpg
View of the church
Ilen Church is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Ilen Church
Ilen Church
Location in Sør-Trøndelag
Ilen Church is located in Norway
Ilen Church
Ilen Church
Location in Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°25′48″N 10°22′35″E / 63.4299°N 10.3763°E / 63.4299; 10.3763
Location Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
Consecrated 7 June 1889
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Eugene Sissenére
Style Neo-Gothic
Completed 1889
Capacity 900; now reduced to 550 due to fire regulations
Materials Stone
Parish Ilen
Deanery Byåsen
Diocese Diocese of Nidaros

Ilen Church (Norwegian: Ilen kirke) is a parish church in the municipality of Trondheim in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the Ila area in the city of Trondheim, on the 250-metre (820 ft) wide isthmus between the river Nid (Nidelva) and the Trondheimsfjord.[1][2]

The stone church was built in 1889 by local building company of Digre, according to a design by French architect Eugene Sissenére, and it was consecrated on 7 June 1889. The historic Claus Jensen organ in the church (18/II/P/M) is also from the same year. It will be restored in 2017 by a locally based organ building company, Brødrene Torkildsen Orgelbyggeri A/S.[citation needed]

A graveyard belonging to the parish is located in Ilsvika, a short distance from the church site. The church is part of the Ilen parish in the Byåsen deanery in the Diocese of Nidaros, although the parish will be included into Heimdal deanery from Autumn 2016.[3]

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  1. ^ Ilen menighet. "Ilen kirke" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  2. ^ Knut A Rosvold. "Ilen kirke". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved December 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ NRK. "Ilen kirke i Trondheim" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-03-31.