Ris Church (Ris kirke) is a church in Oslo, Norway. The Romanesque Revival style church is situated in a neighborhood of Ris in the borough of Vestre Aker in Oslo.Use our Oslo itinerary planner to visit Ris Church on your trip to Oslo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
The church was built in the spring of 1932 and was consecrated on 12 June 1932. The costs amounted to 723,000 Norwegian krones, including donations, for a sum of 284,000. The church originally had about 750 seats, but after a few benches in the back and the church gallery were removed it now has approximately 500 seats.
Because of the shape of the plot, the Ris Church is oriented north-south, unlike most churches that are oriented west-east.
The stained glass art is by artist and glass maker, Per Vigeland (1904–1968).
Over the chancel of the church, hangs a figure of Christ by sculptor Sigri Welhaven.
In 1932, Hugo Lous Mohr painted the altarpiece, titled Christ and the little children.
Ris Church has 3 church bells dating from 1930, all of which bear the inscription Riis kirke – Anno 1930.
The bells were designed by the architect Carl Berner and were forged by the Olsen Nauen Bell Foundry (Olsen Nauen Klokkestøperi) in Sem. The largest bell weighs 1746 kg and is tuned in D♯. It was at one time the largest bell that was cast in Norway. The medium-sized bell weighs 892 kg and is tuned in F♯. The smallest bell weighs 550 kg and is tuned in A♭.
Ris Church Reviews
This beautiful local church gives the right setting for services as well as for concerts. The church is popular for weddings and babtisms. My relation to this church goes back to my early... more »
I was confirmed in this church. It is not that large but quite cozy and build of stone and wooden planks. It is surrounded by the small cemetery and a few houses. Protestant church without a lot of... more »
I am a follower of Allah, but I respect my Christian brothers and sisters.
Beautiful church. Was there for a concert, and it was magical
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