Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland
|Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland|
View of the Tromsø Cathedral
|Territory||Finnmark and Troms|
|Deaneries||Tromsø domprosti, Alta, Hammerfest, Indre Finnmark, Indre-Troms, Nord-Troms, Senja, Trondenes, Varanger|
|Denomination||Church of Norway|
|Bishop||Per Oskar Kjølaas|
Location of the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland
Nord-Hålogaland (Norwegian: Nord-Hålogaland bispedømme) is a diocese in the Church of Norway. It covers Lutheran churches in Troms and Finnmark counties as well as Svalbard. The diocese is seated in the city of Tromsø at the Tromsø Cathedral, the seat of the presiding bishop, Per Oskar Kjølaas (bishop since 2002).
Northern Norway (present-day Troms and Nordland) was separated from the large Diocese of Nidaros to become a diocese of its own in 1804 (formally in 1844). It was first named Tromsø Stift, but the name was changed to Diocese of Hålogaland in 1918. When Svalbard became part of Norway in 1920, it also became a part of this diocese. The Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland was established in 1952 when the Diocese of Hålogaland was divided into two new dioceses: Nord-Hålogaland and Sør-Hålogaland.
- Alf Wiig (1952-1961)
- Monrad Norderval (1962-1972)
- Kristen Kyrre Bremer (1972-1979)
- Arvid Nergård (1979-1990)
- Ola Steinholt (1990-2001)
- Per Oskar Kjølaas (2002–present)
Tromsø Cathedral was built in 1861. It was designed by architect Christian Heinrich Grosch. The cathedral was built of wood in Neo-Gothic style. The interior is dominated by the altar, a copy of the Resurrection by Adolph Tidemand.
The Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland is divided into nine deaneries (Norwegian: prosti). Each one corresponds to several municipalities in the diocese. Each municipality is further divided into one or more parishes which each contain one or more congregations. See each municipality below for lists of churches and parishes within them.
|Tromsø domprosti||Tromsø, Karlsøy, Svalbard|
|Alta prosti||Alta, Hasvik, Loppa|
|Hammerfest prosti||Gamvik, Hammerfest, Kvalsund, Lebesby, Måsøy, Nordkapp|
|Indre Finnmark prosti||Karasjok, Kautokeino, Nesseby, Tana, Porsanger|
|Indre-Troms prosti||Balsfjord, Bardu, Lavangen, Målselv, Salangen|
|Nord-Troms prosti||Kvænangen, Kåfjord, Lyngen, Nordreisa, Skjervøy, Storfjord|
|Senja prosti||Berg, Dyrøy, Lenvik, Sørreisa, Torsken, Tranøy|
|Trondenes prosti||Gratangen, Harstad, Ibestad, Kvæfjord, Skånland|
|Varanger prosti||Berlevåg, Båtsfjord, Sør-Varanger, Vadsø, Vardø|