Sunday, 22 May 2016

VARDENESET CHURCH.














This is VARDENESET CHURCH.

Built in the year 2000. 
Architect: Steinar Skartveit.
Else Marie Jakobsen has made the woven decorations inside. (One extra reason to take a look. She has made some fantastic work in many churches, and I will show you some later.)

It is situated in the northern part of Stavanger, the area TASTA has plenty of houses (some with a fantastic view over the fjords and mountains), and some big companies have their offices here.


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Stats about "life in the Norwegian Church"


PS.

Finally, some will say. The church now has a second liturgy, so it should no longer be a problem to let two people of the same sex getting married in the church. Some priests have said a loud NO to this, and have decided to stop working as a priest because they think it is so wrong. 
Some church goers have left the church in protest.

We have had female priests from 1961 and got our first female bishop back in 1993.
So, in some ways Norway has been ahead of other countries. Changes sometimes take time.



9 comments:

Jacob said...

Yes, change takes time and I lived through many changes. The Norwegian Lutheran churches in this country have always been more conservative than others, but a few years ago merged; a merger which I did not like because the Lutheran Church in America then became more conservative overall.

I do like this church, though it is somewhat untraditional. I've got a wonderful bell tower story if you ever want to hear it.

Have a great warm and sunny day!

bill burke said...

Beautiful and attractive looking church.

Dina said...

With all those windows this nice new church must be full of light!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looking forward to seeing a bit more of the inside of this church Gunn. Hopefully one day in the future all will wonder why there was so much fuss about same sex marriage!

Lois Evensen said...

Such a modern looking church. :) It sounds as if there is some modern thinking there, too....

William Kendall said...

Quite a modern but beautiful design.

Michelle said...

Modern and lovely design.

Jack said...

That church building has strong, simple lines. I find it very appealing. The statistics about Norwegian church attendance is interesting. I don't have comparable information about the USA. Now I am curious.

Karl Demetz said...

A very modern looking church.