Sengskroken Church

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Sengskroken Church
Sengskroken kirke
Sengskroken kapell.jpg
View of the church
Coordinates: 70°09′10″N 19°40′13″E / 70.1528778°N 19.6701788°E / 70.1528778; 19.6701788
LocationKarlsøy Municipality,
Troms og Finnmark
DenominationChurch of Norway
ChurchmanshipEvangelical Lutheran
Former name(s)Sengskroken kapell
StatusParish church
Consecrated2 Sept 1962
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Knut P. Bugge
Architectural typeLong church
Completed1962 (59 years ago) (1962)
DeaneryTromsø domprosti
StatusNot protected

Sengskroken Church (Norwegian: Sengskroken kirke) is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Karlsøy Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. It is located on the western coast of the island of Vanna (also known as Vannøya). It is an annex church for the Karlsøy parish which is part of the Tromsø domprosti (arch-deanery) in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The white, wooden church (originally it was a "chapel") was built in a long church style in 1962 by the architect Knut P. Bugge. The church seats about 225 people.[1][2]


In 1955, a meeting of the local residents on the island of Vanna was held in regards to the need for a church on the island. Land for a chapel was donated by a widow named Petro Hansen. When the work was started, most of the groundwork was done on a voluntary basis. The drawing of the building was the same as for in Finnmark. The actual construction work was carried out by Trygve Larsen, Einar Klingenberg, Johannes Karlsen, and Birger Johansen. The costs totaled 180,000 kr. The new chapel was consecrated on 2 September 1962 by the Bishop Monrad Norderval. In 2009, the classification of the chapel was upgraded to "church" status.[3]

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  1. ^ "Sengskroken kirke". Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Sengskroken kirke" (in Norwegian). Karlsøy kommune. Retrieved 21 February 2021.

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