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
CountryNorway
DenominationDen norske kirkes våpen.svg Church of Norway
ChurchmanshipEvangelical Lutheran
History
StatusParish church
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Harald Hille
Completed1980
Specifications
Capacity600
MaterialsBrick
Administration
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]

ReferencesEdit

  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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