Leksvik Church

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Leksvik Church
Leksvik kirke
Leksvik-church-Norway.jpg
View of the church
Leksvik Church is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Leksvik Church
Leksvik Church
Location in Nord-Trøndelag
Leksvik Church is located in Norway
Leksvik Church
Leksvik Church
Location in Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°40′42″N 10°37′56″E / 63.6782°N 10.6322°E / 63.6782; 10.6322
Location Leksvik, Nord-Trøndelag
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Ole Johnsen Hindrum
and Nils Olufsen
Completed 1670
Specifications
Materials Wood
Administration
Parish Leksvik
Deanery Fosen
Diocese Diocese of Nidaros

Leksvik Church (Norwegian: Leksvik kirke) is a parish church in the municipality of Leksvik in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the village of Leksvik. The church is part of the Leksvik parish in the Fosen deanery in the Diocese of Nidaros.

The wooden church was built in 1667 and is situated about 500 metres (0.31 mi) from downtown Leksvik. During the reconstruction in the 1860s the church lost much of its older furniture, but during reconstruction efforts in the 1950s and 1960s, much of the 17th century furniture was returned. Today the church has new seating, installed in the mid-1990s.[1]

The church also contains a very rare crucifix from the Middle Ages, and the sword of Anders Solli. Legend has it that he used the sword to defend himself from the wolves that attacked and killed him in the woods of Leksvik in 1612.

Priests[edit]

The following people have been priests of Leksvik Church:[1]

  • 1621-1648: Oluf Eriksen
  • 1648-1957: Isak Johansen
  • 1657-1671: Iver Olufsen
  • 1672-1697: Søren Kristoffersen Røg
  • 1697-1704: Peder Simonsen Hoff
  • 1704-1716: Petter Surland
  • 1716-1731: Andreas Nilsen Aalborg
  • 1731-1737: Hans Pedersen Europpidan
  • 1738-1749: Jens Danielsen Hveding
  • 1748-1757: Andreas Berhoft
  • 1757-1777: Hans Thode
  • 1777-1781: Ferdinand Ulrik Fredrik Treu
  • 1781-1784: Hans Thode
  • 1784-1792: Morten Jelstrup
  • 1792-1811: Hans Christopher Lund
  • 1812-1820: Carl Reinholdt Schønheyder
  • 1819-1824: Holger Halling Schjødt
  • 1824-1832: Christian Bernstorff Bødtker
  • 1833-1842: Johan Albricht Carl Dons
  • 1843-1852: Christoffer Winther Scheen
  • 1852-1864: Niels Andreas Bjørn
  • 1864-1877: Bertel Langballe Hartmann
  • 1877-1888: Carl Ludvig Møller
  • 1888-1914: Lars Johansen Wormdahl
  • 1915-1918: Olaf Eeg Svendsen
  • 1918-1924: Peder Andersen Toft
  • 1924-1932: Theodor Hesselberg
  • 1933-1940: Lars Tangvik
  • 1941-1952: Johan B. Rian
  • 1952-1960: Ingvald Georg Osnes
  • 1960-1968: Martin Andersen
  • 1969-1977: Hugo Bruun Torbergsen
  • 1977-1983: Atle Hopland
  • 1983-1992: Roald Drønen
  • 1993-2000: Birgitte Bentzrød
  • 2000-2007: Gro Lingjærde
  • 2008-present: Verena Grønning

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Leksvik kirke" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-06-01.