Solstad Church

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Solstad Church
Solstad kirke
Solstad Church is located in Nordland
Solstad Church
Solstad Church
Location in Nordland
Solstad Church is located in Norway
Solstad Church
Solstad Church
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 65°11′03″N 12°07′27″E / 65.1843°N 12.1241°E / 65.1843; 12.1241
Location Bindal, Nordland
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Ole Scheistrøen
Completed 1888
Specifications
Capacity 300
Materials Wood
Administration
Parish Solstad
Deanery Sør-Helgeland
Diocese Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland

Solstad Church (Norwegian: Solstad kirke) is a parish church in the municipality of Bindal in Nordland county, Norway. It is located along the Bindalsfjorden in the village of Holm. The church is part of the Solstad parish in the Sør-Helgeland deanery in the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland. The white church building was completed in 1888. The church seats about 300 people.

History[edit]

People in Bindal historically worshiped in nearby Sømna until 1643 when a church was built at Solstad in Bindal, just 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) north of Holm. That church remained for about a century and then was replaced on the same site. In 1888, the old church in Solstad was disassembled and moved to Lande in Brønnøy where it stands today as Tosen Chapel, and the present church was built in Holm.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Solstad kirke" (in Norwegian). Bindal kommune. Retrieved 2011-11-01.