Sortland Church

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Sortland Church
Sortland kirke
Sortland kyrkje cropped.jpg
View of the church
Sortland Church is located in Nordland
Sortland Church
Sortland Church
Location in Nordland
Sortland Church is located in Norway
Sortland Church
Sortland Church
Sortland Church (Norway)
Coordinates: 68°42′01″N 15°24′44″E / 68.7002°N 15.4123°E / 68.7002; 15.4123
Location Sortland, Nordland
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
History
Status Parish church
Founded 14th century
Architecture
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Carl Julius Bergstrøm and Karl Norum
Style Neo-gothic
Completed 1901
Specifications
Capacity 840
Materials Wood
Administration
Parish Sortland
Deanery Vesterålen prosti
Diocese Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland

Sortland Church (Norwegian: Sortland kirke) is a parish church in the municipality of Sortland in Nordland county, Norway. It is located in the town of Sortland. The church is part of the Sortland parish in the Vesterålen deanery in the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland.

History[edit]

The church in Sortland dates back to at least 1370. Several buildings have been used, the current one was built in 1902 to replace a church that was built in 1776. The present, white, wooden church was built in 1902 and it seats about 840 people. It was designed by the architects Carl Julius Bergstrøm and Karl Norum in the neo-gothic style.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sortland kirke" (in Norwegian). Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2012-07-29.