Oddernes Church, Kristiansand

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Oddernes Church (Norwegian: Oddernes kirke) is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Kristiansand Municipality in Agder county, Norway. It is located in the district of Lund in the borough of Lund in the city of Kristiansand. It is one of the churches for the Oddernes parish which is part of the Kristiansand domprosti (arch-deanery) in the Diocese of Agder og Telemark. The white, stone church was built in a long church design around the year 1040 using plans drawn up by unknown architect. This makes it the oldest building in the city of Kristiansand. The church seats about 395 people.
The chancel has rubble walls and a semi-circular apse, testifying to the church's medieval origins. The newer additions such as the tower are made out of wood. The church was the main church for the old municipality of Oddernes which existed from 1838 until 1965. North of the church is a parish house.
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  • Spend some time to reflect here and just relax.In a great peaceful setting.Many people have started and finished their lives here.Mystical really. 
    Spend some time to reflect here and just relax.In a great peaceful setting.Many people have started and finished their lives here.Mystical really.  more »
  • Disclaimer..I was in Kristiansand to see where my great grandmother lived and this was her family church. Its outside of town. Its different from the other churches we've seen in Norway. The whole....  more
    Disclaimer..I was in Kristiansand to see where my great grandmother lived and this was her family church. Its outside of town. Its different from the other churches we've seen in Norway. The whole....  more »
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  • Program of the church does not correspond to the internet timetable, nor the timetable at the church's gate. We travelled from Sweden to see the runestone inside the church and it was closed.
  • Great idea to have a graveyard at the bottom of the death defying ride to view the fjord from the mountain top.

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