Härnösand Cathedral

Härnösand Cathedral (Swedish: Härnösands domkyrka) serves the Diocese of Härnösand of the Church of Sweden. It is located in Härnösand in Västernorrland County, Sweden. From atop the 46 metres tall tower, the entire town of Härnösand can be viewed.[1][2]

Härnösand Cathedral
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Härnösands domkyrka
Coordinates: 62°37′52″N 17°56′30″E / 62.63111°N 17.94167°E / 62.63111; 17.94167
DenominationChurch of Sweden
Founded1846 (1846)[1]
DioceseDiocese of Härnösand
Bishop(s)Tuulikki Koivunen Bylund


Härnösand city's first church was built 1593. The four chandeliers are from the 17th century. In 1721 the church was burned down by Russian troops, and a new church was erected, and that church was eventually destroyed. The present church was completed in 1846 and built according to plans by Johan Adolf Hawerman (1812-1885). The present church is located in the same location as the original and is Sweden's smallest cathedral.[3]

The altar painting is by David von Coln (1689–1763). The baptismal font is a Spanish rococo work in silver and manufactured 1777. The organ was built in 1975 by the Danish firm of Bruno Christensen & Sønner Orgelbyggeri and has 57 stops. The organ facade is from the 1700s Cahman organ that was saved from the original church.[4][5][6]



  1. ^ a b "Härnösands domkyrka". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 28 August 2011. (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Från toppen av domkyrkan syns hela Härnösand" (in Swedish). Sveriges radio. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Hawerman, John (1812-1885)". KulturNav. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  4. ^ "David von Coln". artnet.com. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Bruno Christensen & Sønner Orgelbyggeri". bruno-christensen.dk. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Härnösands domkyrka" (in Swedish). Church of Sweden. Retrieved 14 October 2017.