Fagerborg Church was completed in 1903 and has 480 seats. The church is in neo-Gothic style with elements of Jugend style and built in granite from Skjeberg. The church was redecorated inside for the fiftieth anniversary in 1953. On this occasion, it was also done new chandeliers by architect Harald Hille.
The pulpit and altar are both designed by the church architect. Stained glass is made of imperial and royal court stained glass artist Max Roth from the studio Miksa Roth in Budapest, Hungary, with Art Nouveau features. Pulpit is in American Oregon pine, also Art Nouveau style. It is performed by carvings Borgersen drawing by Schytte-Berg. The font is in white marble, has an octagonal base and is in neo-Romanesque style. The altarpiece was designed by the architect and executed by sculptor Jo Visdalen. The altarpiece has over the years undergone a number of changes.References:
The Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere is one of the oldest churches of Rome. The basic floor plan and wall structure of the church date back to the 340s, and much of the structure to 1140-43. The first sanctuary was built in 221 and 227 by Pope Callixtus I and later completed by Pope Julius I.
The inscription on the episcopal throne states that this is the first church in Rome dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus, although some claim that privilege belongs to the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. A Christian house-church was founded here about 220 by Pope Saint Callixtus I (217-222) on the site of the Taberna meritoria, a refuge for retired soldiers. The area was made available for Christian use by Emperor Alexander Severus when he settled a dispute between the Christians and tavern-keepers.
The church underwent two restorations in the fifth and eighth centuries and in 1140-43 it was re-erected on its old foundations under Pope Innocent II.