Trinity Church, Arendal

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Trinity Church, full name Church of Holy Trinity, is the parish church of Trinity parish located in Arendal, Norway. The church is a cruciform church basilicas in neo-Gothic style with short cross arms and 1,200 seats. It is the third church in Arendal, and all had the same name. Plans to build the present church was adopted by the Arendal town council in 1883. The foundation stone was laid down 7 August 1885, and 29 June 1888 the church was consecrated.First ChurchThe first church was built in timber in direction east-west. The eastern section was divided into two wings, one was the altar and the king's chair, the other an organ. The pulpit was placed where the wings meet. The church was consecrated on 6 December 1670 and was named "Holy Trinity". The church became too small and was demolished in 1832 to make room for the new church.Second ChurchThe town's second church was built in the Empire style in 1836 in the same location as the first church. This church was designed by Christian H. Grosch, was octagonal, and had 555 seats. The foundation stone was laid down in 1833 by Crown Prince Oscar (later King of Sweden and Norway). The church had no altar, but a large gypsum replica of Bertel Thorvaldsen's famous Christ sculpture.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Went in for a moment to see this centrally located Church and got an informed and enjoyable guided tours and history lesson of a nice kirketjerere. Nice church with offensive work.
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  • June 19, 2017
    If you walk through this town, you can't miss but walking up to this church. It is the center piece for the town , sitting up on its hilltop. Provides a great landmark when walking in the town as well...  more »
  • May 24, 2017
    This church has Norway's second tallest Church spires told it. it's a great church that certainly is worth a visit. Great stained glass Windows are also to see inside the Church.
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  • January 18, 2017
    Aust-Agder's largest church, and the third at the same location under the name Trinity Church. Also called unofficially for the Skagerrak-Cathedral. The Church has one of Norway's finest organ and is registered in the Guinness Book of records with the world's longest organ concert.
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  • July 4, 2017
    Beautiful church.
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  • August 22, 2016
    King space!
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  • June 28, 2015
    Impressive! I really like its architecture, although I have not been able to go to Arendal, because live on the other side of the world, in Mexico, in the small town of Pachuca, would like to go to this city
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  • March 3, 2017
    Large church in Arendal
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