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Eidsberg Church

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Location  Eidsberg, Norway
Year consecrated  1250–60
Groundbreaking  13th century
Address  1880 Eidsberg, Norway
Province  Østfold
Ecclesiastical or organizational status  Deanery
Affiliation  Protestant
Website  Official
Materials  Stone
Phone  +47 69 70 22 61
Material  Rock
Architect  Hjalmar Welhaven
Eidsberg Church
Architectural style  Gothic Revival architecture
Similar  Mysen Church, Trømborg Church, Hærland Church, Aremark Church, Askim Church

Eidsberg Church (Norwegian: Eidsberg kirke or Østfold-domen) is a parish church located at Eidsberg in Østfold, Norway. The Church is located down to the river Glomma by the side of the County Road 124. Eidsberg Church is associated with the Østre Borgesyssel deanery of the Diocese of Borg.



Eidsberg church is consecrated to St. Olav and is the only one of the village's medieval churches to have been preserved. The church was constructed of stone and was probably built in the latter half of the 12th century in Romanesque style. During the period 1880 - 1881, an extensive reconstruction of the church was carried out. Architect Paul Due provided the design resulting in the church having a Neo-Gothic cruciform style. There was an additional restoration between 1959 - 1960.

Tenor kirkeruin

The ruins of Tenor chapel (Tenor kirkeruin i Eidsberg) are located north of Eidsberg church. This medieval chapel was built of brick and macadam in the late 1200s as an annex to Eidsberg church. The chapel was closed in 1536 and stood deserted from about 1560. The chapel is mentioned in 1619 by Bishop Niels Simonsen Glostrup who says that the chapel is closed. As late as the early 1700s, most of the walls were still standing. The ruins were excavated between 1952 and 1956 by Bernt C. Lange and Håkon Christie. A new chapel was constructed during 1932.

Church Interior

Only the baptismal font dating from the 1200s retains the original medieval decor. It is of soapstone and shaped like a cup. The altar, the altarpiece and the pulpit ceiling are from the 1600s, while the rest of the decor is from the 1880s. The pulpit is made of oak from 1662, with figures of Christ and the Evangelists in portal fields. The altarpiece is a baroque style rendering of the Crucifixion.


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