Vigra Church

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Vigra Church
Vigra kyrkje
Vigra kirke.jpg
View of the church
Vigra Church is located in Møre og Romsdal
Vigra Church
Vigra Church
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Vigra Church is located in Norway
Vigra Church
Vigra Church
Location in Møre og Romsdal
62°33′49″N 6°04′36″E / 62.5635°N 6.0767°E / 62.5635; 6.0767Coordinates: 62°33′49″N 6°04′36″E / 62.5635°N 6.0767°E / 62.5635; 6.0767
Location Giske Municipality,
Møre og Romsdal
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Gabriel Smith
Completed 1894
Specifications
Capacity 500
Materials Wood
Administration
Parish Vigra
Deanery Nordre Sunnmøre prosti
Diocese Diocese of Møre

Vigra Church (Norwegian: Vigra kyrkje) is a parish church in Giske Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located on the island of Vigra. The church is part of the Vigra parish in the Nordre Sunnmøre deanery in the Diocese of Møre. The white, wooden church was built in 1894 by the architect Gabriel Smith. The church seats about 500 people.[1][2]

History[edit]

There have been churches on this site for many centuries. There were at least three known churches on the site before the present church was constructed. The first known church was a stave church that little is known about. The second known church replaced the previous church and that existed until the 1700s when it burned down due to a lightning strike. The third church was built to replace that one and it lasted until 1896 when it was torn down after a new church was built. The previous churches were all located closer to the village of Roald. The present church was constructed in 1894, a little closer to the center of the island. The cornerstone of the present church was laid on 7 October 1892 and the church was consecrated on 24 January 1894 by the Bishop Waldemar Hvoslef. The price (at that time) to construct the church was 26,500 kr.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vigra kyrkje". Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  2. ^ "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). KirkeKonsulenten.no. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  3. ^ "Vigra kyrkje" (in Norwegian). Giske kyrkjelege fellesråd. Retrieved 2013-07-16.