Diocese of Nidaros

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Diocese of Nidaros

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Location
Country Norway
Territory Trøndelag county
Deaneries 10 prosti
Statistics
Parishes134
Members357,914
Information
Denomination Church of Norway
Established1068
Cathedral Nidaros Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop Herborg Finnset
Map
Dioceses Church of Norway.svg
Location of the Diocese of Nidaros
Website
kirken.no/nidaros

Nidaros is a diocese in the Lutheran Church of Norway. It covers Trøndelag county in Central Norway and its cathedral city is Trondheim, which houses the well-known Nidaros Cathedral. The diocese is divided into 10 deaneries (prosti). Since 10 September 2017, the Bishop of Nidaros is Herborg Finnset who took over from the Bishop Tor Singsaas who retired. The Bishop Preses is also based at the Nidaros Cathedral and serves as the dean of the Nidaros domprosti (deanery) in Trondheim.

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History

The diocese of Nidaros was established in 1068. It originally covered the (modern) counties of Trøndelag, Nordland, Troms, and Finnmark, along with the regions of Nordmøre and Romsdal (in Møre og Romsdal county) and Härjedalen (in Sweden), and also the northern part of Østerdalen (Tynset, Tolga, and Os). The region of Sunnmøre (in Møre og Romsdal) was transferred from Diocese of Bjørgvin to the new Archdiocese of Nidaros some time after 1152 – to secure it more income.

The northern part of Østerdalen was transferred to the Diocese of Oslo some time after 1537. The province of Jämtland was transferred from Diocese of Uppsala to Nidaros in 1570. The region of Sunnmøre was transferred (back) from Nidaros to the Diocese of Bjørgvin in 1622. The provinces of Jämtland and Härjedalen were lost to Sweden in 1645. Northern Norway was established as a diocese of its own in 1804 (formally first in 1844). The parish of Innset was transferred from Diocese of Hamar to Nidaros in 1966. The regions of Nordmøre and Romsdal (together with Sunnmøre from Bjørgvin) were established as a diocese of its own (Diocese of Møre) in 1983.

Structure

The Diocese of Nidaros is divided into ten deaneries (Norwegian : Prosti). Each one corresponds to several municipalities in the diocese. Each municipality is further divided into one or more parishes which each contain one or more congregations.

Deanery (Prosti)Municipalities
Nidaros domprosti Trondheim
Heimdal og Byåsen prosti Trondheim
Strinda prosti Trondheim
Fosen prosti Indre Fosen, Osen, Ørland, Åfjord
Orkdal prosti Frøya, Heim, Hitra, Orkland, Skaun
Gauldal prosti Holtålen, Melhus, Midtre Gauldal, Oppdal, Rennebu, Røros
Stjørdal prosti Malvik, Meråker, Selbu, Stjørdal, Tydal
Stiklestad prosti Frosta, Inderøy, Levanger, Namsos, Snåsa, Steinkjer, Verdal
Namdal prosti Flatanger, Grong, Høylandet, Leka, Lierne, Namsos, Namsskogan, Nærøysund, Overhalla, Røyrvik

Bishops

The bishops of Nidaros since the Protestant Reformation when Norway switched from Catholicism to Lutheranism:

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References

  1. Jacobsen, Håkon; Jonassen, Trine Høklie. "Her er den nye biskopen in Nidaros" (in Norwegian). Trondheim: Adressavisen . Retrieved 2008-06-27.

Coordinates: 63°25′37″N10°23′49″E / 63.4269°N 10.3969°E / 63.4269; 10.3969