Værøy Church

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Værøy Church
Værøy kirke
Vaeroy kirke.jpg
View of the church (from: kirkenorge.no)
Værøy Church is located in Nordland
Værøy Church
Værøy Church
Location in Nordland
Værøy Church is located in Norway
Værøy Church
Værøy Church
Værøy Church (Norway)
Coordinates: 67°39′49″N 12°41′36″E / 67.6637°N 12.6934°E / 67.6637; 12.6934
Location Værøy, Nordland
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Harald Sund
Style Stone
Completed 1939
Capacity 313
Parish Værøy
Deanery Bodø domprosti
Diocese Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland

Værøy Church (Norwegian: Værøy kirke) is a parish church in the municipality of Værøy in Nordland county, Norway. It is located in the village of Sørland. The church is part of the Værøy parish in the Bodø deanery in the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland. The white, stone church was built in 1939. Before that time, the Old Værøy Church was the only church on the island, and it was about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) away, on the other side of the island. 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.[1]

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  1. ^ "Værøy kirke" (in Norwegian). Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2012-03-05.