Cultural Heritage

Gjøvik church

Rectangular, new-gothic wooden church from 1882. Gjøvik’s main church, capacity 500 persons. Surrounded by a park, no churchyard.

Online

http://www.gjovik.kirken.no/

E-mail

post@gjovik.kirken.no

Phone

+47 611 46 480

Address

Svolders gate, 2815 Gjøvik

Distance

At the path

Gjøvik church, a wooden church in Gothic Revival style was designed by Jacob Wilhelm Nordan, and built in 1882. The altarpiece from 1883 was painted by Asta Nørregaard (1853-1933), the first female painter in Norway who was commissioned to paint an altarpiece.

While the new church was built in Gjøvik city, the old Hunn church was demolished. The old church was situated close to where the present chapel is located. During the construction of the new church the unfinished church tower collapsed in a storm during Christmas 1881.

In 1927, 1960, 2004-2005 and in 2009 the church was restored and repairs were done.

Reference: www.kirkesok.no

Photo: Wikipedia Commons / Public Domain

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