Furuset Church (Oslo)

Furuset Church is a church that was consecrated in 1980. The church is located in the neighborhood of Furuset in Oslo, Norway.[3] In the same area was a church in the Middle Ages, from which keys of iron were found, are preserved and placed in the present church.[4]

Furuset Church
Furuset kirke
Furuset Kirke 1.jpg
Coordinates: 59°56′31.664″N 10°53′21.275″E / 59.94212889°N 10.88924306°E / 59.94212889; 10.88924306
LocationUlsholtveien 37, Furuset, Oslo
DenominationDen norske kirkes våpen.svg Church of Norway
ChurchmanshipEvangelical Lutheran
StatusParish church
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Harald Hille
ParishEllingsrud og Furuset
DioceseDiocese of Oslo[1][2]

The church is built in brick and has 600 seats spread over several rooms that can be joined or separated by sliding doors. Downstairs there is a meeting room. The altarpiece in the church room, made by Gunnar Torvund, is in wood with a Christ motif in bronze. It has carved biblical and religious motifs. The church organ, which has 18 voices, was built by organ builder Eystein Gangfløt in 1982.

The church has a steep roof and a separate bell tower of bricks and panels, where there are two church bells.[1][2][5]

Furuset Church is listed by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage.[6]


  1. ^ a b Furuset kirke Norske kirker (in Norwegian)
  2. ^ a b Furuset kirke Oslo byleksikon (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ Furuset kitke Kirkesøk (in Norwegian)
  4. ^ Furuset / Funnsted Kulturminnesøk Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage (in Norwegian)
  5. ^ M.C. Kirkebøe: Oslos kirker i gammel og ny tid (New edition by K.A. Tvedt og Ø. Reisegg, Kunnskapsforlaget, 2007), page 87 (in Norwegian)
  6. ^ Furuset kirke / Kirkested Kulturminnesøk, Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage (in Norwegian)

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