Tvedestrand Church

Tvedestrand Church (Norwegian: Tvedestrand kirke) is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Tvedestrand Municipality in Agder county, Norway. It is located in the town of Tvedestrand. It is the church for the Tvedestrand parish which is part of the Aust-Nedenes prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Agder og Telemark. The red, brick church was built in a long church design in 1860 using plans drawn up by the architect Georg Andreas Bull. The church seats about 300 people.[1][2]

Tvedestrand Church
Tvedestrand kirke
View of the church
58.623675°N 08.927698°E / 58.623675; 08.927698
LocationTvedestrand Municipality,
DenominationChurch of Norway
ChurchmanshipEvangelical Lutheran
StatusParish church
Consecrated20 Nov 1861
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Georg Andreas Bull
Architectural typeLong church
Groundbreaking26 July 1860
Completed1861 (1861)
DeaneryAust-Nedenes prosti
DioceseAgder og Telemark


The town of Tvedestrand was established in 1836. The people of the new town did not have a church of their own so as the town grew, plans were made for a new church to be built in the town. The foundation stone was laid on 26 July 1860 and the church was consecrated by the bishop on 20 November 1861. Since it was built in the central part of the town, there is no churchyard around the church, but instead the church cemetery is located about 500 metres (0.31 mi) to the northwest of the church in a more rural area. The cemetery was opened on 28 November 1866.[3][4]

See also


  1. "Tvedestrand kirke". Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  2. "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  3. "Tvedestrand kirkested" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  4. "Tvedestrand kirke". (in Norwegian). Retrieved 3 January 2021.

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