Randaberg Church

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Location
58°59'59"N
005°37'09"E
Country
 Norway
Categories
  • Sacral
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Randaberg Church (Norwegian: Randaberg kirke) is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Randaberg Municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is located in the village of Randaberg. It is one of the two churches for the Randaberg parish which is part of the Tungenes prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Stavanger. The white, wooden church was built in a long church design in 1845 using designs by the architect Hans Linstow. The church seats about 460 people.

History

The earliest existing historical records of the church date back to the year 1316, but the church was not new that year. The first church in Randaberg was a stave church and it was located about 2.35 kilometres (1.46 mi) north of the present site of the church. The original church sat just east of the 73-metre (240 ft) tall Randabergfjellet mountain, a notable geographic feature in the municipality. In 1415, the church underwent some repairs and renovations. During the 1600s, the old church was torn down and replaced with a new timber-framed building. In 1845, a new church was built about 2.35 kilometres (1.46 mi) to the south in what is now the village of Randaberg. After the new church was completed, the old church was torn down.
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