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Helena Elisabeth Church

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Location  Umeå
Denomination  Church of Sweden
Country  Sweden
Phone  +46 90 200 25 00
Helena Elisabeth Church
Address  Helena Elisabeths väg, 903 42 Umeå, Sweden
Similar  Ersmarkskyrkan, Umeå Maria Församlin, Carlskyrkan, Backen Church, Umeå City Church

Helena Elisabeth Church was built on one of the largest island of the Holmöarna group near Umeå in northern Sweden. The church was replaced and in the 1950 it was moved to Västerbottens museum where it is still a church and an exhibit.

History

The Helena Elisabeth Church was originally built in 1802 on the largest island of the Holmöarna group near Umea. This was the first church and it was required because the population could not travel to the mainland to worship. The church was named for Helena Elisabeth Grahn from Umeå who contributed the cost of the communion silver. Oscar Hultgren of Stockholm was commissioned to paint here. The church was otherwise simple and it did not have any heating until 1970.

The church was the local church until 1891 when a larger church was built. Until 1955 this church was used for various secular purposes including as a sheep barn.

The church building was sold to the local priest, Sigfrid Landin, in 1955 he sold the building to Västerbottens museum who had the building rebuilt at the external Gammlia museum. The church was rededicated in 1958 to once again become a church.

References

Helena Elisabeth Church Wikipedia


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