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Posted on 05/27/2015


Photo taken on May 25, 2015




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Eidsfoss church was designed by architect Holger Sinding-Larsen and was consecrated in 1904. The residents of Eidsfoss collected a third of the building sum, while Eidsfoss companies paid the rest. It was constructed with vertical, white painted exterior panels. Seen from the outside this is a cruciform church, but inside has nave is shaped like a long church with a narrower chancel. The cross arms house the sacristy with galleries above.

The interior is characterized by different styles. Latticework with slender balusters, or turned pillars, separate the galleries and the chancel from the nave, and is reminiscent of the 1600s choir stalls. The rear gallery has neoclassical décor and is supported by Doric columns. The pulpit is in Renaissance style, while the baptismal font is Art Nouveau with neoclassical décor.

On either side of the altar there are doorways where you can pass under the offering. This solution was common in many churches around 1900. The galleries on either side of the chancel are probably a late example of the custom of building personalised places for the church owners and upper classes. The interior of the church is bright off-white with bright green accents. The altarpiece, painted by Elna Schwartz, shows Jesus in Gethsemane, a design that was common around the 1900s. Seating for 200.

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mrpb27
mrpb27
Like most of the churches over here, I have not been inside.
3 years ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
wonderful
3 years ago.