Tonsen Church (Oslo)

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Tonsen Church
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Tonsen Church
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Tonsen Church
Tonsen Church (Norway)
Coordinates: 59°56′34″N10°48′18″E / 59.94278°N 10.80500°E / 59.94278; 10.80500
LocationTraverveien 16, Oslo
Country Norway
Denomination Den norske kirkes vapen.svg Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
History
Status Parish church
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Architect(s) Georg Greve
Geir Grung
Completed1961
Specifications
Capacity400 + 200
Materials Brick, slate [1]
Administration
Deanery Nordre Aker
Diocese Diocese of Oslo

Tonsen Church (Norwegian: Tonsen kirke) is a church in Oslo, Norway which was built in 1961. It is located at Årvoll in the borough of Bjerke. The church was constructed by the architects Georg Greve (architect) and Geir Grung. [2]

In the porch vestibule at the foot of the bell tower is a stained glass window, created by Bernhard Greve. It shows Jesus standing above a cross. The church bells are cast by Olsen Nauen Bell Foundry.

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The stained glass window by Bernhard Greve

An altar crucifix is modeled by Ståle Kyllingstad. On the back wall is a fresco illustrating the Sermon on the Mount which was conducted by Kåre Jonsborg in 1963. The pulpit and altar call is cast in cement, and the font is in teak, all created in 1961. [2] [3]

The church hall has 400 seats and there are 200 seats in the adjacent hall.

The church office is located in the basement, which also houses scouts. [4]

The church is listed by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage. [5]

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References

  1. Kirkesøk: Tonsen Church (in Norwegian)
  2. 1 2 Knut Are Tvedt (ed.): Oslo byleksikon, 5th ed.; Kunnskapsforlaget, 2010, page 570 (in Norwegian)
  3. M.C. Kirkebøe: Oslos kirker i gammel og ny tid (New edition by K.A. Tvedt og Ø. Reisegg) Kunnskapsforlaget, 2007, page 69 (in Norwegian)
  4. Tonsen kirke Norske kirkebygg (in Norwegian)
  5. Tonsen kirkested Kulturminnesøk, Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage (in Norwegian)