Borge Church, Bøstad

Borge Church (Norwegian: Borge kirke) is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Vestvågøy Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located just outside of the village of Bøstad on the island of Vestvågøya. It is the church for the Borge parish which is part of the Lofoten prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland. The red and white concrete church was built in a fan-shaped style in 1986 by the architect Knut Gjernes. The church seats about 600 people. The building was consecrated on 31 May 1987.

Borge Church is first mentioned in written sources in a document from 1335. There likely have been six churches on this site over the centuries. A medieval church was torn down and replaced in 1659, probably a cruciform log church. It was repaired extensively in 1702, but it was torn down and replaced in 1730. This new church was a timber-framed long church. About 40 years later, cross-arms were constructed, giving the building a cruciform design. Another church in Borge was built from 1798-1801. During the construction in 1798, a large storm hit and knocked down the church, so the construction had to start over. That church was rebuilt in 1877 but it burned down in 1896. A new church was consecrated in 1898. That church burned down 14 February 1983. The present church was built in 1986 to replace the previous one.

Source: Wikipedia

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