Fjære Church

Grimstad, Norway

Fjære church was built of stone in c. 1150. The most valuable detail is a finely sculpted head of a man in stone over the south door, dating from before 1150. The church's unique and beautiful baptismal font, in the High Gothic style from the Middle Ages. Olavskilden, a fountain associated with St. Olav the Holy. The Terje Vigen stone monument in memory of the brave men of the 1807–1814 war. The stone monument was erected in 1906 by the friends of Terje Vigen. The altarpiece, pulpit with panelled ceiling and pews with the names of farms painted on them are consldered valuable. They were made in the period 1500–1700.



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Founded: 1150
Category: Religious sites in Norway


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Frederik van Schagen (3 months ago)
We came by during the Sunday service, beautiful singing with trumpet, very beautiful wooden interior.
Kevin Fidje (5 months ago)
Great place if you are getting married or if you are going to be buried ?
vigdis bruborg (12 months ago)
Fjære church just has to be experienced! There is a calmness and peace about the place, which you notice immediately! The beautiful cemetery is a good place to remember loved ones! For those of you who haven't been there, the inside of the church is at least as beautiful!??❤️
Carmen Matilda (18 months ago)
Old Church ⛪, dates back to 1100. Maintained, well preserved. The interior is authentic. Services are still being held. Very nice and good vibes.
Baard Larsen (22 months ago)
Greatest church I know of. Helge the priest, the staff and the church trustee are top people. Baptized three children there. And now the elders will soon be confirmed in the same place. Great that the damage that was done in the fall of 2021 has been repaired.
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