ANGLICANS IN NORWAY
The Anglican Chaplaincy serves English-speaking communities in four major cities across Norway as well as the village of Balestrand, and communities in Drammen and Tromsø. We are all part of the Diocese in Europe, which is part of the province of Canterbury in the Church of England. Our Diocesan Bishop is the Rt Rev'd Dr. Robert Innes, and our Suffragan Bishop is the Rt Rev'd Dr. David Hamid. The new Senior Chaplain in Olso is now the Revd Canon Joanna Udal.
Chaplaincy Mission Statement
The Anglican Chaplaincy in Norway, through its commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ, seeks to respond to his call to be channels of God's reconciling love and power through:
Worship, celebration of the Sacraments and teaching of the Christian gospel.
Welcoming people from many lands and traditions into a caring, open, Christian fellowship.
Responding positively to human need locally and internationally.
Promoting justice, fair dealing and respect for God's creation.
For more information on other Anglican communities in Norway follow the links below.
Together (renamed from Outpost since Dec 2017), the magazine of the Anglican chaplaincy in Norway, is published every three months and is full of news from around the country.
St. Olaf's Church,
THE ANGLICAN CHURCH ON THE FJORD
In 1897 on the edge of beautiful Sognefjord, little St. Olaf's Church was built in an imitation stave church style by Knut Kvikne in memory of his English wife. Over many generations the elegant Kviknes Hotel has continued its support of the chapel, which draws visitors from around the world to the quaint town of Balestrand. If you visit, you may recognize the chapel's graphic motives as the inspiration for the chapel in Elsa's coronation scene in the 2013 Disney film Frozen!
From May through September, visiting Anglican priests offer Sunday services in
St. Olaf's Church at 10 am and 6:30 pm.
While this is suspended during COVID, we hope to resume soon - check back for updates.