Sofienberg Church, Oslo

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Sofienberg Church is located at Sofienberg in Oslo, Norway and is designed by the Danish-born architect Jacob Wilhelm Nordan. It was first known as Paulus Kirke (St Paul's) but its name was changed to Petrus Kirke (St Peter's) in 1892 and finally to Sofienberg Kirke in 1962. The church is surrounded by Sofienberg Park, where it was previously a cemetery. The church was consecrated in 1877 and seats approximately 500.


The altarpiece, which shows Christ on the Cross was painted by Otto Sinding in 1879. The church has stained glass windows at the main entrance, made by Maria Vigeland (1951) and on the south wall, made by Enevold Thømt (1920). The church organ is from 2013. It has 42 voices. The new organ was supplied by the German organ builder firm Eule. The church is known to have good acoustics and is an attractive concert venue in Oslo's Eastend.
The church is protected by law by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage.
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  • As we walked back to our hotel from the Munch Museum we passed by this picturesque church and park. Old by American standards, but relatively new by Norwegian standards, the church dates from 1877...  more »
  • Sofienberg Church was build in the en of the 1800 century. Made of stone and bricks and serves the community of Grünerløkka and Sofienberg. It is connected to Sofienbergparken (Park) which is very...  more »
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  • Nice church in a nice park.
  • Good organ!
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