Norwegian Seamen's Church, New York

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Sjømannskirken i New York

Coordinates: 40°45.35′0″N 73°58.00′0″W / 40.75583°N 73.96667°W / 40.75583; -73.96667

The Norwegian Seamen's Church in New York (Norwegian: Sjømannskirken i New York ) is a Lutheran church serving Norwegian sailors, residents and visitors in the greater New York City area. The church is located in 317 East 52nd Street on the east side of Manhattan in New York City. [1][2]

The church is a part of Norwegian Church Abroad within the Church of Norway. Founded in 1864, The Norwegian Church Abroad was established to secure the moral and religious education of Scandinavian seafarers. The church has been working in New York City since 1878. It has been in the present building from 1992. The church is a well-established religious, social and cultural meeting point for Norwegians in America. A guest room in the top floor is rented out to tourists and others.[3] [4][5]


Trygve Lie Gallery[edit]

The church runs its own art gallery, Trygve Lie Gallery, which has exhibited a number of leading Norwegian and Scandinavian artists. In addition to exhibiting art and documentary projects, the gallery space is used for recitals, conferences, and performances.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Vigsel i New York". Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington. Retrieved February 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Norwegian Seamen's Church". Retrieved February 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ Rolf Kogstad. "A Brief History of the Norwegian Seamen's Church". Retrieved February 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Norwegian Seamen and Salmon". comestiblog. Retrieved February 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ "The World In NYC: Scandinavia". New York International. Retrieved February 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Norwegian lawyer and politician Trygve Lie". Norway - Mission to the UN. Retrieved February 10, 2016. 
  7. ^ About the Trygve Lie Gallery (sjomannskirken)

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