Maridalen Church

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Maridalen Church
Maridalen kirke
Maridalen kapell 1.jpg
Coordinates: 59°59′58.15″N 10°46′15.46″E / 59.9994861°N 10.7709611°E / 59.9994861; 10.7709611
LocationMaridalsveien 952
Oslo
CountryNorway
DenominationDen norske kirkes våpen.svg Church of Norway
ChurchmanshipEvangelical Lutheran
History
Former name(s)Maridalen bedehus
Maridalen kapell
StatusParish church
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Unknown
Completed1900
Specifications
Capacity140 seats
MaterialsWood
Administration
ParishMaridalen
DeaneryVestre Aker
DioceseDiocese of Oslo
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Maridalen Church is a wooden church in Maridalen at the northern outskirts of Oslo, Norway, next to Nordmarka. The church was originally built as a mission house (Bedehus) in at the northern shore of the lake Maridalsvannet in 1887. It was taken over by the Church of Norway and consecrated first as a chapel in the year 1900, later renamed a church.[1][2]

Maridalen Church is located not far from the ancient church ruins of the medieval church St Margaret's Church.[3]

Maridalen Church has about 140 seats. The altarpiece is depicting Jesus in Gethsemane. The small bell tower has one church bell from 1898.[1]

Maridalen Church is listed by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage.[3][4]

The bell tower (close-up)


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Maridalen kirke Norske kirkebygg (in Norwegian)
  2. ^ Velkommen til Maridalen kirke! Parish webpage (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ a b Kulturminner (Section: Kulturminner tilknyttet religion og ideologi) Maridalens venner (in Norwegian)
  4. ^ Maridalen kirkested Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage (in Norwegian)

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