Bygdøy Church

Bygdøy Church (Norwegian: Bygdøy kirke) is a church that was built in a fan plan in 1968 on the peninsula of Bygdøy in Oslo, Norway.[1] It replaced the Bygdøy chapel, which burned ten years earlier.[2]

Bygdøy Church
Bygdøy kirke
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Bygdøy Church is located in Oslo
Bygdøy Church
Bygdøy Church
Location in Oslo
Bygdøy Church is located in Norway
Bygdøy Church
Bygdøy Church
Bygdøy Church (Norway)
Coordinates: 59°54′22.3″N 10°40′44″E / 59.906194°N 10.67889°E / 59.906194; 10.67889
LocationStrømsborgveien 12,
Bygdøy, Oslo
DenominationDen norske kirkes våpen.svg Church of Norway
ChurchmanshipEvangelical Lutheran
StatusParish church
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Finn Bryn
DeaneryOslo arch-deanery
DioceseDiocese of Oslo

The church, which is located on a hill, is made of white painted concrete and has large sloping ceilings and a separate bell tower with two church bells, created by Olsen Nauen Bell Foundry. The number of seats is about 200. The building contains also a sacristy, baptistry lounge and kitchen in the basement. The church was designed by architect Finn Bryn.[3]

The altarpiece is a glass mosaic with metal and a gold-plated field created by Veslemøy Nystedt Stoltenberg in 1995. There is a large cross that is made of brass with turquoise, molded pieces of vitreous enamel at the side wall. The pulpit and the baptismal font are designed by the architect. The church has a church organ with 15 voices. To the west are copper doors with reliefs, created by Ørnulf Bast.[2][4][5]

The church is listed and protected by law by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage.[6]

The church organ


  1. ^ a b Kirkesøk: Tonsen Church (in Norwegian)
  2. ^ a b Bygdøy kirke Archived 2018-07-26 at the Wayback Machine Norske kirkebygg (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ Wenche Findal. "Finn Bryn". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  4. ^ Knut Are Tvedt (ed.): Oslo byleksikon (5th ed.) Kunnskapsforlaget, 2010, page 109 (in Norwegian) ISBN 9788257317607
  5. ^ Alf Henry Rasmussen: Våre kirker. Norsk kirkeleksikon (Vanebo Forlag. 1993), page 701 (in Norwegian) ISBN 82-7527-022-7
  6. ^ Bygdøy kirkested Kulturminnesøk Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage (in Norwegian)

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