Northern Lights Cathedral

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Northern Lights Cathedral
Alta Church
Nordlyskatedralen - Alta Kirke
Nordlyskatedralen, Alta, Northeast view 20150611 1.jpg
Northeast view of the church
Northern Lights CathedralAlta Church is located in Finnmark
Northern Lights CathedralAlta Church
Northern Lights Cathedral
Alta Church
Location in Finnmark
Northern Lights CathedralAlta Church is located in Norway
Northern Lights CathedralAlta Church
Northern Lights Cathedral
Alta Church
Location in Finnmark
Coordinates: 69°57′54″N 23°15′59″E / 69.9650°N 23.2664°E / 69.9650; 23.2664
Location Alta, Finnmark
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical
Website nordlyskatedral.no
History
Consecrated 10 Feb 2013
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Completed 2013
Specifications
Capacity ~355
Administration
Parish Alta
Deanery Alta prosti
Diocese Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland

The Northern Lights Cathedral - Alta Church (Norwegian: Nordlyskatedralen - Alta Kirke) is the main parish church in Alta Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It is located in the central part of the town of Alta. The church is part of the Alta parish in the Alta deanery in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The church was built in 2012-2013.

The church is the result of an architectural competition launched in 2001 and is designed by schmidt hammer lassen in collaboration with local architects Link Arkitektur.[1] It was consecrated on 10 February 2013 by the Bishop Per Oskar Kjølaas, with the Crown Princess Mette Marit in attendance. The church was built to replace the old Alta Church as the main church for the deanery.[2]

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  1. ^ "Cathedral of the Northern Lights / SHL Architects + LINK arkitektur". ArchDaily. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  2. ^ "Vigsling av katedralen 10. februar" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-01-22. 

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