Skedsmo Church

Skedsmo, Norway

Skedsmo Church was originally built in 1180, but it was enlarged and reconstructed in 1869. The church is located to the site where the first wooden church was already in 1022. The pulpit dates from 1578 and altar from 1693. The font dates from c. 1200, as well as the wooden sculpture of St. Olaf. The original sculpture is today in museum, but there is a copy in Skedsmo Church.

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Founded: 1180
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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www.kirkesok.no

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ANJA KATHRINE A FROMREIDE (3 years ago)
I'm here often. Visiting my little sister's grave, talking to her and tending the grave. But truth be told: Skedsmo cemetery, especially after the upgrade and expansion, is the most beautiful I have seen. With its own memorial grove, beautiful as few..can you sit on a bench and just find the 'calm' and relax..hear the trees whiz around you, birds chirping ... Definitely worth a visit, regardless of whether you do not have your own there❤️
Paal Spiel (4 years ago)
Beautiful church.
Maqsood Asi (4 years ago)
The church is built in the same place where there was a church that was erected maybe sometime before 1022 when the area was officially christened by King Olav Haraldsson , later Olav the Holy. The first church was built of wood, but in 1180 it was replaced by one that was erected in stone, the same one that stands today, and is therefore the oldest building in the municipality. The building was mentioned in Bishop Eystein's land book of 1325
Abosede Thoresen (5 years ago)
I've got married there the church is a beautiful place
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