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Trinity Church

Kirkebakken, Arendal 4836, Norway
+47 37 01 35 80
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Impressive interior

This church is build entirely of brick according to the guidebook, 1.4 million seemingly. The... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Stirling, United Kingdom
Can't Miss

If you walk through this town, you can't miss but walking up to this church. It is the center... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Cornelius, North Carolina
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The trinity church is the third church on this site. The first church, a Y-shaped wooden structure, was erected in 1670. A desire to assert the town's status over Kristiansand was probably the motive behind its construction. In the 1830s, the town's shipping industry flourished, the population grew and the church became too small and was therefore demolished in 1832. In 1833, Crown Prince Oscar (Oscar I) laid the foundation stone for an octagonal church. Over the next 50 years, the population of Arendal doubled. According to church law, a church had to have seating which corresponded to the population of the parish, so a new church again had to be built. In 1888, the third church was completed, in spite of the financial collapse of the banks in 1886. It towers above the Arendal skyline with its 87-metre-high tower. The church was ravaged by fire in 1902, but the damage was fortunately not extensive. The large chandelier which now hangs in the church vestibule originates from the town's first church. Copperplate engravings from the 16th century can be seen near the baptismal font. The new pipe organ was built by the German company Werkstätte für Orgelbau Mühleisen, and it has about 3900 pipes between 4 millimetres and 7 metres high. It is (November 2010) the fourth largest church pipe organ in Norway, with 59 voices and built in a German-Romantic style. Opening hours Tuesday-Thursday 1230-1400.
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18 Sep 2017
“Impressive interior”
12 Apr 2017
“Wonderful mass”
Kirkebakken, Arendal 4836, Norway
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

This church is build entirely of brick according to the guidebook, 1.4 million seemingly. The interior is impressive when you see how they have build the inner pillars with brick along with the wooden balconies. There is also a large organ on the upper level...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

If you walk through this town, you can't miss but walking up to this church. It is the center piece for the town , sitting up on its hilltop. Provides a great landmark when walking in the town as well. The church itself is majestic...More

Thank george60898
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We were visiting Arendal to participate a birth day party. The hotel was so close to the church so we went to the Sunday mass. There were Christenings, confirmants who made a clear message to us how to behave. The priest was so clever in...More

Thank Madamveggie
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Trinity Church is absolutely beautiful. The windows, pipe organ, altar, and the stone work is magnificent. You can feel the Spirit of God as you enter this house of God. Many people took time to kneel and pray.

Thank FatherCharles
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This church has a really good location. It is nice to see it from different corners of Arendal. The atmosphere inside will bring you the feeling to slow down and relax a bit :)

Thank Rehtacka007
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely church with a serene feel in a lovely little square. Definitely worth a visit if possible such a quaint little church.

Thank SwedishFishies
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Marvelous chruch, it was really nice to visit this place near the town center. Great surrounding and excellent place to visit.

Thank Ashishsaxen
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It was the biggest and obvious attraction in Arendal, it resembels the building from the Disney movie Frozen. I was there once for confirmation ceremony. It was really awesome! So many people in their fancy traditional dresses. The girl sing that day sang a song...More

Thank Zhozho
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

First time In winter i been this place ,is so nice place but really cold too lol, i have plan visit this place again in summer

Thank Voyage D
Reviewed 6 March 2016

This is the city church of Arendal. It has a prime location and is a landmark. There is regular services on sunday at 11:00 But also other events as conserts etc.

Thank Pelle2009
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