Grorud Church

Oslo, Norway

Grorud church is a cruciform church from 1902. The building is made of local Grorud Granite stone and has 500 seats. Stone walls' uneven appearance, which gives the wall a live appearance, because the stones varies between roughly hewn uneven surface, and smooth surface. The smooth cut stones are centered around the corners and windows. Minister and landed on Linderud, Christian Pierre Mathiesen, gave the altar and baptismal silver dish to the church.

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Founded: 1902
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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Kathrin Andresen (7 months ago)
Grorud church is nice and pretty church. The priest, she was a kind, fun priest who brought people with her. At least not boring. Was there at a funeral. Sad, but a nice funeral and fine priest.
Ole Solheim Salvesen (Mr. O) (12 months ago)
Incredibly great church that I highly recommend. Especially the priests are good here who knows theology well. They are good to talk to and very nice and kind. The church coffee after the service is inclusive and the best I've been to, fighting nice people with good variety. (: 10/10
Mona Kristiansen (2 years ago)
Nice free church concert
Hege Lutro (2 years ago)
Christmas Concert. Always a winner with Caldera
Wenche Sandbæk (2 years ago)
Bring something to sit on hard benches
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