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Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland

Sør-Hålogaland is a diocese in the Church of Norway. The Diocese covers the Lutheran Church of Norway churches located within Nordland county in Norway. The diocese is headquartered in the town of Bodø at Bodø Cathedral, the seat of the presiding Bishop Ann-Helen Fjeldstad Jusnes (since 2015). The diocese is divided into eight deaneries (prosti).

Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland

Sør-Hålogaland bispedømme
Bodø domkirke.jpg
View of Bodø Cathedral
DeaneriesBodø domprosti, Lofoten, Ofoten, Vesterålen, Salten, Nord-Helgeland, Indre Helgeland, Sør-Helgeland
DenominationChurch of Norway
CathedralBodø Cathedral
Current leadership
BishopAnn-Helen Fjeldstad Jusnes
Location of Sør-Hålogaland diocese
Location of Sør-Hålogaland diocese



In 1952, the old Diocese of Hålogaland (which covered all of Northern Norway) was split into two: the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland (Nordland county) and the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland (Troms, Finnmark, and Svalbard).


The bishops of Sør-Hålogaland since its creation in 1952:


The old church in Bodø was destroyed during World War II, and after the war plans were made to replace the church and make it the cathedral for the new diocese. The foundation stone was laid in 1954 and was consecrated by Bishop Wollert Krohn-Hansen in 1956. There is also a memorial to those who died in Bodø during the Second World War.[2]


The Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland is divided into eight deaneries (Norwegian: prosti). Each one corresponds to several municipalities in the diocese. Each municipality is further divided into one or more parishes which each contain one or more congregations. See each municipality below for lists of churches and parishes within them.

Deanery (prosti) Municipalities Diocese Map
Bodø domprosti
(Map: lower blue)
Bodø, Gildeskål, Meløy, Røst, Værøy  
Lofoten prosti
(Map: upper green)
Flakstad, Moskenes, Vestvågøy, Vågan
Vesterålen prosti
(Map: upper blue)
Andøy, , Hadsel, Sortland, Øksnes
Ofoten prosti
(Map: red)
Ballangen, Evenes, Hamarøy, Lødingen, Narvik, Tjeldsund, Tysfjord
Salten prosti
(Map: upper yellow)
Beiarn, Fauske, Saltdal, Steigen, Sørfold
Nord-Helgeland prosti
(Map: light blue)
Alstahaug, Dønna, Herøy, Leirfjord, Lurøy, Nesna, Rødøy, Træna
Indre Helgeland prosti
(Map: lower green)
Grane, Hattfjelldal, Hemnes, Rana, Vefsn
Sør-Helgeland prosti
(Map: lower yellow)
Bindal, Brønnøy, Sømna, Vega, Vevelstad


  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Sør-Hålogaland bispedømme" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-10-28.
  2. ^ "Bodø Cathedral". Arkitekturguide Nordnorge og Svalbard.

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