Komagfjord Church

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Komagfjord Church
Komagfjord kirke
70°15′33″N 23°24′57″E / 70.259075°N 23.415846°E / 70.259075; 23.415846Coordinates: 70°15′33″N 23°24′57″E / 70.259075°N 23.415846°E / 70.259075; 23.415846
LocationAlta Municipality,
Troms og Finnmark
DenominationChurch of Norway
ChurchmanshipEvangelical Lutheran
StatusParish church
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Turid and Kristen
Bernhoff Evensen
Architectural typeCruciform
Completed1960 (61 years ago) (1960)
DeaneryAlta prosti
StatusNot protected

Komagfjord Church (Norwegian: Komagfjord kirke) is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Alta Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. It is located in the village of Komagfjord. It is one of the churches for the Talvik parish which is part of the Alta prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The brown, wooden church was built in a cruciform style in 1960 using plans drawn up by the architects Turid and Kristen Bernhoff Evensen. The church seats about 250 people.[1][2]


The first church at Komagfjord was consecrated on 15 September 1887. It was a white church that was designed by the architect Jacob Wilhelm Nordan. The church was slightly up on the hill above the shop and pier. The church, along with many buildings in Finnmark county, was burned down by German soldiers as the fled the country in 1944, near the end of World War II.[3]

Shortly after the war, a temporary building was constructed to replace the church. The new church was built a short distance away from the previous site because more room was needed for a cemetery and the previous site was unsafe due to past landslides. The new building was consecrated on 16 February 1947 by Bishop Wollert Krohn-Hansen. That temporary building was used for 13 years before a new church was finally built in 1960. The new permanent church was consecrated on 10 April 1960. In 1989-1990, the roof was redone with new slate.[4]

See also[]


  1. ^ "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). KirkeKonsulenten.no. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Komagfjord kirke" (in Norwegian). Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Komagfjord kirkested" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Komagfjord kirke" (in Norwegian). Alta kirkelige fellesråd. Retrieved 15 February 2021.

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