Misvær Church

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Misvær Church
Misvær kirke
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View of the church
Misvær Church is located in Nordland
Misvær Church
Misvær Church
Location of the church
Misvær Church is located in Norway
Misvær Church
Misvær Church
Misvær Church (Norway)
67°07′07″N 14°59′57″E / 67.1187°N 14.9992°E / 67.1187; 14.9992Coordinates: 67°07′07″N 14°59′57″E / 67.1187°N 14.9992°E / 67.1187; 14.9992
LocationBodø, Nordland
DenominationChurch of Norway
ChurchmanshipEvangelical Lutheran
StatusParish church
Consecrated31 October 1912
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)O.M. Olsen
Architectural typeLong church
ParishMisvær og Skjerstad
DeaneryBodø domprosti

Misvær Church (Norwegian: Misvær kirke) is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Bodø Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located in the village of Misvær in the southern part of the municipality (in what used to be the municipality of Skjerstad). It is one of two churches for the Misvær og Skjerstad parish which is part of the Bodø domprosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland. The white, wooden church was built in a long church style in 1912 by the architect O.M. Olsen. The church seats about 200 people.[1][2] The building was consecrated on 31 October 1912.[3]


There was a medieval church located in Misvær on the same site. It was a small chapel that was used for church services mostly in the winters when the local residents couldn't travel to the larger Skjerstad Church when the Misværfjord was frozen. The church existed until 1720 when it was torn down and not replaced. In 1912, the new, present church was completed on the same site to serve the growing population in Misvær.[4]

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  1. ^ "Misvær kirke". Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  2. ^ "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). KirkeKonsulenten.no. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  3. ^ "Misvær og Skjerstad menigheter" (in Norwegian). bodo.kirken.no. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
  4. ^ "Misvær kirkested" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage. Retrieved 2018-11-03.