Elvebakken Church

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Elvebakken Church
Elvebakken kirke
Elvebakken kirke.jpg
View of the church
69°58′18″N 23°22′10″E / 69.971738°N 23.3695399°E / 69.971738; 23.3695399Coordinates: 69°58′18″N 23°22′10″E / 69.971738°N 23.3695399°E / 69.971738; 23.3695399
LocationAlta Municipality,
Troms og Finnmark
DenominationChurch of Norway
ChurchmanshipEvangelical Lutheran
StatusParish church
Consecrated23 Aug 1964
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Håkon Soltveit
Architectural typeLong church
Completed1964 (57 years ago) (1964)
MaterialsConcrete and wood
DeaneryAlta prosti
StatusNot protected

Elvebakken Church (Norwegian: Elvebakken kirke) is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Alta Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. It is located in the Elvebakken area in the town of Alta. It is one of the churches for the Alta parish which is part of the Alta prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The white, wooden church was built in a long church style in 1964 using plans drawn up by the architect Håkon Soltveit. The church seats about 210 people.[1][2]


The people of the Elvebakken area of Alta began pushing for their own local church in 1911. The had been advocating moving the Kåfjord Church to Elvebakken when the copper plant closed. After World War I, people raised money to build a church in Elvebakken, but the banking crisis led to the money collected being lost when the Hammerfest Sparekasse bank failed. Then again in 1937, work to raise money began again. The church was consecrated on 23 August 1964 by the local provost Englund.[3]

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  1. ^ "Elvebakken kirke". Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). KirkeKonsulenten.no. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Elvebakken kirke". Alta kirkelige fellesråd (in Norwegian). Retrieved 15 February 2021.

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