List of churches in Nord-Hålogaland

This list of churches in Nord-Hålogaland is a list of the Church of Norway churches in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland which includes all of Troms og Finnmark county in Norway. The diocese is based at the Tromsø Cathedral in the city of Tromsø.

Map of the church deaneries in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland

The list is divided into several sections, one for each deanery (prosti) in the diocese. Each prosti is led by a provost (prost). Administratively within each deanery, the churches are divided by municipalities which have their own church council (fellesråd). Each municipal church council may be made up of one or more parishes (sokn), each of which may have their own council (soknerådet). Each parish may have one or more congregations in it.[1]

Tromsø domprostiEdit

This arch-deanery (Norwegian: domprosti) is home to the Tromsø Cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. Tromsø domprosti covers the two municipalities of Tromsø and Karlsøy. The deanery is headquartered at Tromsø Cathedral in the city of Tromsø. Administratively, the territory of Svalbard is also part of the Tromsø domprosti, although it is not part of the county. The Tromsø arch-deanery has been around since the Reformation in Norway. Before 1922, it was called the Tromsø stiftsprosti.[2]

Municipality Parish (sokn) Church Location Year built Photo
Karlsøy Karlsøy Helgøy Church Helgøya 1742  
Karlsøy Church Karlsøya 1854  
Ringvassøy Church Hansnes 1977  
Sengskroken Church Vanna 1962  
Tromsø Tromsø Domkirken Tromsø Cathedral Tromsø 1861  
Elverhøy Elverhøy Church Tromsø 1803  
Grønnåsen Grønnåsen Church Tromsø 1996  
Hillesøy Hillesøy Church Brensholmen,
Kvaløya
1889  
Kroken Kroken Church Kroken 2006  
Kvaløy Kvaløy Church Kaldfjord 1962  
Tromsøysund Arctic Cathedral Tromsdalen 1965  
Ullsfjord Lakselvbukt Church Lakselvbukt 1983  
Ullsfjord Church Sjursnes 1862  
Jøvik Chapel Jøvik 1920
Svalbard* Svalbard Svalbard Church Longyearbyen 1958  
*Note: Svalbard is not in Troms og Finnmark county, but it is part of the Tromsø domprosti.

Alta prostiEdit

This deanery (Norwegian: prosti) covers the western part of Finnmark. The deanery is headquartered in the town of Alta in Alta Municipality. It includes the three municipalities of Alta, Hasvik, and Loppa. The deanery was established on 14 May 1864 when the old Vest-Finnmark deanery was split into Alta prosti and Hammerfest prosti.[3] Originally, Kautokeino Municipality was part of the Alta prosti, but on 1 April 1991, Kautokeino was moved to the newly created Indre Finnmark prosti.[4]

Municipality Parish (sokn) Church Location Year built Photo
Alta Alta Alta Church Alta 1858  
Elvebakken Church Alta 1964  
Kåfjord Church Kåfjord 1837  
Northern Lights Cathedral Alta 2013  
Rafsbotn Chapel Rafsbotn 1989  
Talvik Komagfjord Church Komagfjord 1960
Langfjord Church Langfjordbotn 1891  
Leirbotn Church Leirbotn 1993
Talvik Church Talvik 1883  
Hasvik Hasvik Breivikbotn Chapel Breivikbotn 1959  
Dønnesfjord Church Dønnesfjord 1888  
Hasvik Church Hasvik 1955  
Sørvær Chapel Sørvær 1968  
Loppa Loppa Bergsfjord Church Bergsfjord 1951  
Loppa Church Loppa 1953  
Nuvsvåg Chapel Nuvsvåg 1961
Sandland Chapel Sandland 1971
Øksfjord Church Øksfjord 1954  

Hammerfest prostiEdit

This deanery the northern part of Finnmark. The deanery is headquartered at the Hammerfest Church in the town of Hammerfest in Hammerfest Municipality. The deanery covers the five municipalities of Gamvik, Hammerfest, Lebesby, Måsøy, and Nordkapp. The deanery was established on 14 May 1864 when the old Vest-Finnmark and Øst-Finnmark deaneries were split into Alta prosti, Hammerfest prosti, and Varanger prosti. The new Hammerfest prosti took the Lebesby parish from Øst-Finnmark and the rest came from Vest-Finnmark. Originally, Karasjok and Porsanger municipalities were part of the Hammerfest prosti, but on 1 April 1991, both were moved to the newly created Indre Finnmark prosti.[5][6]

Municipality Parish (sokn) Church Location Year built Photo
Gamvik Gamvik Gamvik Church Gamvik 1958  
Hop Church Skjånes 1977  
Mehamn Chapel Mehamn 1965  
Hammerfest Hammerfest Hammerfest Church Hammerfest 1961  
Kvalsund Kvalsund Church Kvalsund 1936  
Sennalandet Chapel Áisaroaivi 1961  
Kokelv Kokelv Church Kokelv 1960  
Lebesby Lebesby Kjøllefjord Church Kjøllefjord 1951  
Kunes Chapel Kunes
Lebesby Church Lebesby 1962  
Veidnes Chapel Veidnes 1981  
Måsøy Måsøy Gunnarnes Chapel Rolvsøya 1986
Havøysund Church Havøysund 1961  
Ingøy Church Ingøy 1957  
Måsøy Church Måsøya 1953
Slotten Chapel Slåtten 1965  
Nordkapp Nordkapp Gjesvær Chapel Gjesvær 1960  
Honningsvåg Church Honningsvåg 1885  
Repvåg Church Repvåg 1967  
Skarsvåg Church Skarsvåg 1961  

Indre Finnmark prostiEdit

This deanery (also called Sis-Finnmárkku proavássuohkan in the Northern Sami language) covers five municipalities in the southern part of Finnmark county. The deanery is headquartered at the Karasjok Church in the village of Karasjok in Karasjok Municipality. This deanery was established on 1 April 1991 when parts of the three existing deaneries were transferred to this new Sami-majority deanery: Kautokeino (from Alta prosti), Porsanger and Karasjok (from Hammerfest prosti), and Tana and Nesseby (from Varanger prosti).[7][8] At 25,520.2 square kilometres (9,853.4 sq mi), this is the largest deanery in Norway by size. This deanery is also the only deanery in Norway with a majority of members being Sami people, which is why the Northern Sami language is the administrative language for the deanery. Services are held in both Norwegian and Sami languages.

Municipality Parish (sokn) Church Location Year built Photo
Karasjok Karasjok Karasjok Church Karasjok 1974  
Old Karasjok Church Karasjok 1807  
Suosjavrre Chapel Šuoššjávri 1968  
Valjok Church Váljohka 1932
Kautokeino Kautokeino Kautokeino Church Kautokeino 1958  
Láhpoluoppal Chapel Láhpoluoppal 1967
Masi Church Masi 1965  
Nesseby Nesseby Nesseby Church Nesseby 1858  
Porsanger Porsanger Brenna Chapel Brenna 1971
Børselv Church Børselv 1958  
Kistrand Church Kistrand 1856  
Lakselv Church Lakselv 1963  
Skoganvarre Chapel Skoganvarre 1963  
Tana Tana Austertana Chapel Austertana 1958
Polmak Church Polmak 1853  
Tana Church Rustefjelbma 1964  

Nord-Troms prostiEdit

This deanery (Norwegian: prosti) covers six municipalities in the northern part of Troms: Gáivuotna–Kåfjord, Kvænangen, Lyngen, Nordreisa, Skjervøy, and Storfjord. The deanery is headquartered at the Nordreisa Church in the village of Storslett in Nordreisa Municipality. The deanery was created in its present form in 1998 when the Indre Troms prosti was established and Balsfjord was transferred there. At that time, the name of the deanery was changed from Troms prosti to Nord-Troms prosti.[2]

Municipality Parish (sokn) Church Location Year built Photo
Gáivuotna–Kåfjord Kåfjord Kåfjord Church Olderdalen 1949  
Kvænangen Kvænangen Burfjord Church Burfjord 2009  
Sekkemo Church Sekkemo 1956  
Skorpa Church Skorpa 1850  
Lyngen Lyngen Lyngen Church Lyngseidet 1782  
Lenangsøyra Chapel Lyngmo 1996
Nordreisa Nordreisa Nordreisa Church Storslett 1856  
Rotsund Chapel Rotsund 1932  
Skjervøy Skjervøy Arnøy Church Arnøyhamn 1978
Skjervøy Church Skjervøya 1728  
Storfjord Storfjord Storfjord Church Hatteng 1952  
Skibotn Chapel Skibotn 1895  

Senja prostiEdit

This deanery (Norwegian: prosti) covers three municipalities on and around the island of Senja. The deanery is headquartered in the town of Finnsnes in Lenvik Municipality. The deanery includes the municipalities of Dyrøy, Senja, and Sørreisa. The deanery was established around the year 1750 when the large Tromsø domprosti was divided and the southern part became the new Senjens prosti. On 1 January 1860, the southern part of the deanery was split off to become the new Trondenes prosti. A royal resolution by the King on 19 May 1922 changed the name of the deanery from Senjen to Senja.[9]

On 1 January 2020, the old Indre Troms prosti was merged with Senja prosti. Indre Troms was in existence from 1998 until 2019. It covered five municipalities in the southeastern part of Troms county: Balsfjord, Bardu, Lavangen, Målselv, and Salangen. The deanery was headquartered in the village of Bardufoss in Målselv Municipality. The deanery was created in 1998 by transferring Bardu and Målselv municipalities from Senja prosti, Balsfjord from Troms prosti, and Lavangen and Salangen from Trondenes prosti. The old Troms prosti was renamed Nord-Troms prosti at the same time.[2]

Municipality Parish (sokn) Church Location Year built Photo
Balsfjord Balsfjord Balsfjord Church Balsfjord 1856  
Nordkjosbotn Church Nordkjosbotn 1987  
Storsteinnes Chapel Storsteinnes 1968  
Malangen Malangen Church Mortenhals 1853  
Mestervik Chapel Mestervik 1968  
Bardu Bardu Bardu Church Setermoen 1829  
Nedre Bardu Chapel Brandmoen 1981
Øvre Bardu Chapel Sørdalen 1971
Salangsdalen Chapel Salangsdalen 1981
Dyrøy Dyrøy Dyrøy Church Holm 1880  
Brøstad Chapel Brøstadbotn 1937
Lavangen Lavangen Lavangen Church Soløy 1891  
Målselv Målselv Målselv Church Målselv 1978  
Øverbygd Øverbygd Church Øverbygd 1867  
Kirkesnesmoen Chapel Kirkesnesmoen 1977
Senja Berg Berg Church Skaland 1955  
Finnsæter Chapel Finnsæter 1982
Mefjordvær Chapel Mefjordvær 1916
Lenvik Finnsnes Church Finnsnes 1979  
Lenvik Church Bjorelvnes 1879  
Rossfjord Church Rossfjordstraumen 1822  
Fjordgård Chapel Fjordgård 1976  
Gibostad Chapel Gibostad 1939  
Husøy Chapel Husøy i Senja 1957  
Lysbotn Chapel Lysnes 1970  
Sandbakken Chapel Sandbakken 1974  
Torsken Torsken Church Torsken 1784  
Flakkstadvåg Chapel Flakstadvåg 1925
Gryllefjord Chapel Gryllefjord 1902  
Medby Chapel Medby 1890
Tranøy Stonglandet Church Stonglandseidet 1896  
Tranøy Church Tranøya 1775  
Skrolsvik Chapel Skrollsvika 1924
Vangsvik Chapel Vangsvik 1975
Salangen Salangen Salangen Church Sjøvegan 1981
Elvenes Chapel Elvenes 1959
Sørreisa Sørreisa Sørreisa Church Tømmervika 1992  
Skøelv Chapel Skøelva 1966
Straumen Chapel Sørreisa 1973

Trondenes prostiEdit

This deanery (Norwegian: prosti) covers five municipalities in the southwestern part of the county. The deanery is headquartered in the town of Harstad in Harstad Municipality. It includes the five municipalities of Gratangen, Harstad, Ibestad, Kvæfjord, and Tjeldsund. This deanery was established on 1 January 1860 when the old Senja prosti was divided into two deaneries: Senja in the north and Trondenes in the south. Lavangen and Salangen were transferred from here to Indre Troms prosti in 1998.[10]

Municipality Parish (sokn) Church Location Year built Photo
Gratangen Gratangen Gratangen Church Årstein 1971
Harstad Bjarkøy og Sandsøy Bjarkøy Church Nergården 1766  
Sandsøy Church Sandsøya 1888  
Grytøy Grøtavær Church Grøtavær 1915
Lundenes Church Lundenes 1974
Harstad Harstad Church Harstad 1958  
Kanebogen Kanebogen Church Kanebogen 1999  
Sandtorg Gausvik Church Gausvik 1979  
Sandtorg Church Sørvika 1932  
Trondenes Trondenes Church Trondenes 1400s  
Elgsnes Chapel Elgsnes 1985  
Ibestad Andørja Andørja Church Engenes 1914  
Ibestad Ibestad Church Hamnvik 1881  
Sørrollnes Chapel Sørrollnes 1976
Kvæfjord Kvæfjord Kvæfjord Church Borkenes 1867  
Langvassbukt Chapel Langvassbukta 1981  
Tjeldsund Astafjord Astafjord Church Grov 1978
Skånland Skånland Church Evenskjer 1901  
Tjeldsund Tjeldsund Church Hol i Tjeldsund 1863  
Fjelldal Chapel Fjelldal 1960
Ramsund Chapel Ramsund 1964
Tovik Tovik Church Tovik 1905  

Varanger prostiEdit

This deanery covers the eastern part of Finnmark in the areas surrounding the Varangerfjorden and the areas on the Varanger Peninsula. The deanery is headquartered at Vadsø Church in the town of Vadsø in Vadsø Municipality. The deanery includes the five municipalities of Berlevåg Båtsfjord, Sør-Varanger, Vadsø, and Vardø.[11] Varanger prosti was established on 14 May 1864 when the old Øst-Finnmark prosti was dissolved, moving Lebesby prestegjeld to the newly created Hammerfest prosti and the rest of the old deanery became Varanger prosti.[12] Originally, Tana and Nesseby municipalities were part of the Varanger prosti, but on 1 April 1991, both were moved to the newly created Indre Finnmark prosti.[7][8]

Municipality Parish (sokn) Church Location Year built Photo
Berlevåg Berlevåg Berlevåg Church Berlevåg 1960  
Båtsfjord Båtsfjord Båtsfjord Church Båtsfjord 1971  
Hamningberg Chapel Hamningberg 1949  
Syltefjord Chapel Nordfjord 1934  
Sør-Varanger Sør-Varanger Bugøynes Chapel Bugøynes 1989  
Kirkenes Church Kirkenes 1959  
King Oscar II Chapel Grense Jakobselv 1869  
Neiden Chapel Neiden 1902  
Svanvik Church Svanvik (in the
Pasvikdalen valley)
1934  
Vadsø Vadsø Skallelv Church Skallelv 1961  
Vadsø Church Vadsø 1958  
Vestre Jakobselv Church Vestre Jakobselv 1940  
Vardø Vardø Vardø Church Vardø 1958  
Vardø Chapel Vardø 1908  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nord-Hålogaland bispedøme" (in Norwegian). Den Norske Kirke. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Troms prosti" (in Norwegian). Arkivverket. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Alta prosti" (in Norwegian). Arkivverket. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Kautokeino sokneprestkontor" (in Norwegian). Arkivverket. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Karasjok sokneprestkontor" (in Norwegian). Arkivverket. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Hammerfest prosti" (in Norwegian). Arkivverket. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Tana sokneprestkontor" (in Norwegian). Arkivverket. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Nesseby sokneprestkontor" (in Norwegian). Arkivverket. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Senja prosti" (in Norwegian). Arkivverket. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Trondenes prosti" (in Norwegian). Arkivverket. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Varanger prosti" (in Norwegian). Vadsø menighet. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Varanger prosti" (in Norwegian). Arkivverket. Retrieved 14 May 2018.