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Borg Modern Church

Site/Artefact
Borge Church

Type
Modern Church

Site Number
Nr. 23

NGO Grid Reference
22941,7
1141881,2

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Borge Church

Description
photo of towerBorge Church is situated in Vestvågøy, in the centre of Lofoten. The church is situated on top of a hill- and can easily be seen from the main road E 10, close to the Viking Museum Lofotr in Borg.

There has been a church at Borge since the early Middle Ages. Many different church buildings, most with a short lifespan. The previous Borge Church was consecrated in 1898 and burned to the ground during a winter storm in February 1983. The new church, designed by the local architect Knut Gjernes and built in cast concrete with a roof construction of glued wood, was consecrated in 1987. With its upward-thrusting character the building stands in harmony with the surrounding mountain peaks. The church itself is fan-shaped and contains 350-450 seats.

Borge Church is a modern church, and in addition to the church-room there are offices, kitchen and congregation's hall and a great deal of the voluntary work in the congregation is also done in the building. We are Lutherans, and belong to the Church of Norway. In the summertime the church will be open for those who need a break from driving. We can offer you a cup of coffee, peace and quiet in the church room, guided tour if you like, and maybe some time to meditate by organ-music. There is a lot of space in and outside the church for children to move - if they are tired of sitting in a car.

Excavation Details
Not Available

Access/Ownership
Public access

References

Vestvågøy Sites and Artefacts

1. Borg
2. Buksnesfjorden
3. Bøstad
4. Eggum
5. Einangen
6. Eltoft
7. Holsneset
8. Holsøya
9. Kvalnes
10. Moland
11. Nykmark
12. Skjerpen
13. Trollsteinen
14. Uttakleiv
15. Vendalsjord
16. The Stone Crosses
17. Malnes
18. Borg Burial Mounds
19. Borg Burial Mounds
20. Borg Roman House Site
21. Borg House Remains I:Ia
23. Borg I:Ib
24. Borg House Remains
25. Borg - Midden

26. Borg House Site
27. Borg House Sites
28. Borg Farm Ruins
29. Borg Medieval Sites
30. Borg Burial Mounds
31. Borg Possible Settlement
32. Borg Medieval House Site
33. Borg Boat Houses
34. Burial Mound
35. Burial Mound
36. Borg Burial Mound
37. Borg Modern Church
38. Bøstad Burial Cairn
39. Bøstad Removed Burials
40. Bøstad - Courtyard
41. Boat House and Burial
42. Bøstad House Sites
43. Bøstad Farm Mound
44. Rystad Boat Houses
45. Rystad Burial Mound
46. Burial and Farm Mound
47. Rystad Burial Mound
48. Rystad - Burials
49. Rystad Burial Cairn
50. Handberg Charcoal-Pits

51. Handberg Farm Mound
52. Handberg Charcoal Pit - 1
53. Handberg Charcoal Pit -2
54. Handberg Charcoal Pit - 3
55. Handberg Charcoal Pit - 4
56. Handberg Charcoal Pits
57. Handberg Charcoal Pit
58. Vendalsjord
59. Lie Burial Mound
60. Lie Boat House
61. Lie
62. Løvdal
63. Borgfjord Indre
64. Sletteng
65. Borgfjord Ytre
66. Ytre Borgfjord - Burial
67. Borgfjord Ytre
68. Ytre Borgfjord
69. Borgfjord Ytre
70. Hagvåg Boat House
71. Hagvåg Burial Mound
72. Hagvåg Bridge Construction
73. Evjen Farm Mound

 

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