Valderøy Church

Valderøy Church (Norwegian: Valderøy kyrkje) is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Giske Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located on the south side of the village of Nordstrand on the island of Valderøya. It is the church for the Valderøy parish which is part of the Nordre Sunnmøre prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Møre. The white, brick church was built in a long church design in 1961 using plans drawn up by the architect Øyvind B. Grimnes. The church seats about 530 people.[1][2]

Valderøy Church
Valderøy kyrkje
Valderøy kirke fra RA.jpg
View of the church
62°30′12″N 6°07′49″E / 62.5032375972°N 6.1302630008°E / 62.5032375972; 6.1302630008Coordinates: 62°30′12″N 6°07′49″E / 62.5032375972°N 6.1302630008°E / 62.5032375972; 6.1302630008
LocationGiske Municipality,
Møre og Romsdal
CountryNorway
DenominationChurch of Norway
ChurchmanshipEvangelical Lutheran
History
StatusParish church
Founded1961
Consecrated29 July 1961
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Øyvind Grimnes
Architectural typeLong church
Completed1961 (60 years ago) (1961)
Specifications
Capacity530
MaterialsStone/brick
Administration
ParishValderøy
DeaneryNordre Sunnmøre prosti
DioceseMøre bispedømme
TypeChurch
StatusNot protected
ID85743

HistoryEdit

A royal resolution was issued on 12 April 1957 that granted permission for building a church on Valderøya. Øyvind Berg Grimnes was hired to design the new church. Site work began on 18 September 1858 and on 29 July 1959 the foundation stone was laid. It was officially consecrated for use on 29 July 1961.[3][4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Valderøy kyrkje". Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). KirkeKonsulenten.no. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Valderøy Kyrkje" (in Norwegian). Giske kyrkjelege fellesråd. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Valderøy kirke". Norges-Kirker.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 4 August 2021.