St. Edmund's Church

Oslo, Norway

St. Edmund's Church was built in 1883-84, and is home to the Norwegian congregation of the Church of England. Queen Maud used to visit this church, and there is a bust of her in the church, which otherwise is adorned with stained glass windows.

The church has modest size. While churches often dominate their surroundings and towers stretches over neighboring buildings, is this church modestly squeezed between larger buildings. It is said however that it came more into its own after some old buildings around it were demolished.

The church has - despite its small size - the shape of a cathedral. It was designed by architect Paul Due and Bernhard Steckmest and is in yellow and red brick in a simple, neo-Gothic style. The church was restored in 1990, and the tower was then replaced with a new one of roughly the same shape and size as the original.

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Møllergata 30, Oslo, Norway
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Founded: 1883-1884
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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Agbalakwe Udokanma (2 years ago)
This is my brother's church, and I was here during my visit in Norway this year. It's a lovely gathering of saints.
Pauline Stribblehill (3 years ago)
What a special day. Bishop David baptised an adult and confirmed 10 others into the church. It was a lovely service and very uplifting. Songs reflected the diverse community. English, Irish, South African, Nigeria and Cameroon. As visitors we were made very welcome by Ingborg and church wardens.
Esme Knagenhjelm (3 years ago)
Friendly and all including congrgation.
Elena Abilova (4 years ago)
Interesting place
Jill Almvang (6 years ago)
Eucharistic service in English every Sunday at 11 a.m. All are very welcome. Coffee/tea afterwards......
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