Sunday…. So Off to Church


Sortland Parish Church, Norway.

It is not quite 3 years to the day that we arrived in the Northern Norwegian town of Sortland.  A quiet, colourful but unassuming town in the Vesteralen Region,

It was though the White Church, built on a slight rise on the edge of the town that captured out attention.   A dominate white spire surround by vibrant autumn colour.

Sortland Parish Church is a wooden construction, in I guess a neo-gothic style, dramatic yet also welcoming.

The exterior may be white, but the interior is much more colourful. The skilful use of wood still dominates…but with a bold colour palette..




It is surprising that this Church was only built in the early 1900’s, built to replace an earlier wooden construction that was in poor condition.

In a very nice twist, the location of the earlier Church is marked by a restored version of that churches original Spire. A novel feature near to the town centre.


Sunday…. a day to relax and take stock of the week gone and of course the week ahead…. but as always….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

16th October

(C) David Oakes 2022

4 thoughts on “Sunday…. So Off to Church

  1. I like the original spire of the old church but the new one is so beautiful. I was surprised by the red colors on the inside. That’s something we don’t see in our churches in Belgium.

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