Rødven Stave Church
|Rødven stave church|
Rødven stave church, 22 July 2006
Møre og Romsdal
|Denomination||Church of Norway|
|Parish||Eid og Holm|
|Diocese||Diocese of Møre|
Rødven Stave Church (Norwegian: Rødven stavkyrkje) is a stave church in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located in the village of Rødven. The church is part of the Eid og Holm parish in the Indre Romsdal deanery in the Diocese of Møre. The church is no longer actively used and it has been owned by the Society for the Preservation of Norwegian Ancient Monuments since 1907, when a new Rødven Church was built next to this church building. Although it is a museum, it does have one worship service each year on Olsok, the eve of St. Olav's Day.
According to a notice board outside the church, the nave and south porch date from the 14th century, the crucifix dates from the 13th century and the pulpit from 1712. Inside are an ornately carved crucifix and pulpit. The church is a Møre-type stave church due to its structure and the exterior support posts that brace the walls. During an archeological survey in 1962-1963, marks were found from posts for an older building on the same location.
Exterior with view of Rødven Church in the background
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