Værøy Church

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Værøy Church
Værøy kirke
Vaeroy kirke.jpg
View of the church
Værøy Church is located in Nordland
Værøy Church
Værøy Church
Location of the church
Værøy Church is located in Norway
Værøy Church
Værøy Church
Værøy Church (Norway)
67°39′49″N 12°41′36″E / 67.6637°N 12.6934°E / 67.6637; 12.6934Coordinates: 67°39′49″N 12°41′36″E / 67.6637°N 12.6934°E / 67.6637; 12.6934
LocationVærøy, Nordland
CountryNorway
DenominationChurch of Norway
ChurchmanshipEvangelical Lutheran
History
StatusParish church
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Harald Sund
Architectural typeLong church
Completed1939
Specifications
Capacity313
MaterialsStone
Administration
ParishVærøy
DeaneryBodø domprosti
DioceseSør-Hålogaland

Værøy Church (Norwegian: Værøy kirke) is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Værøy Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located in the village of Sørland on the south side of the island of Værøya. It is the church for the Værøy parish which is part of the Bodø domprosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland. The white, stone church was built in a long church style in 1939 by the architect Harald Sund. The church seats about 313 people.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Old Værøy Church was the only church on the island from the late 1700s onwards. That church was located in village of Nordland, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of the main village, Sørland, on the other side of the island. In the 1930s, a new church was planned. Since the majority of the population lived in Sørland, the new church was built there. The old church is still used once a month for worship services.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Værøy kirke". Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  2. ^ "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). KirkeKonsulenten.no. Retrieved 2018-10-31.