Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland
|Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland|
View of the Bodø Cathedral
|Deaneries||Bodø domprosti, Lofoten, Ofoten, Vesterålen, Salten, Nord-Helgeland, Indre Helgeland, Sør-Helgeland|
|Denomination||Church of Norway|
|Bishop||Tor Berger Jørgensen|
Location of Sør-Hålogaland diocese
Sør-Hålogaland is a diocese in the Church of Norway. The Diocese covers the Lutheran Church of Norway churches located within Nordland county in Norway. The diocese is headquartered in Bodø at the Bodø Cathedral, the seat of the presiding Bishop Tor Berger Jørgensen (since 2007).
In 1952, the old Diocese of Hålogaland (which covered all of Northern Norway) was split into two: the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland (Nordland county) and the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland (Troms, Finnmark, and Svalbard).
The bishops of Sør-Hålogaland since its creation in 1952:
- Wollert Krohn-Hansen (1952–1959)
- Hans Edvard Wisløff (1959–1969)
- Bjarne Odd Weider (1969–1982)
- Fredrik Grønningsæter (1982–1992)
- Øystein Ingar Larsen (1992–2006)
- Tor Berger Jørgensen (2007-2015)
- Ann-Helen Fjeldstad Jusnes (Since 2015).
The old church in Bodø was destroyed during World War II, and after the war plans were made to replace the church and make it the cathedral for the new diocese. The foundation stone was laid in 1954 and was consecrated by Bishop Wollert Krohn-Hansen in 1956. There is also a memorial to those who died in Bodø during the Second World War.
The Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland is divided into eight 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.
|Deanery (prosti)||Municipalities||Diocese Map|
(Map: lower blue)
|Bodø, Gildeskål, Meløy, Røst, Værøy|
(Map: upper green)
|Flakstad, Moskenes, Vestvågøy, Vågan|
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|Andøy, Bø, Hadsel, Sortland, Øksnes|
|Ballangen, Evenes, Hamarøy, Lødingen, Narvik, Tjeldsund, Tysfjord|
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|Beiarn, Fauske, Saltdal, Steigen, Sørfold|
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|Alstahaug, Dønna, Herøy, Leirfjord, Lurøy, Nesna, Rødøy, Træna|
|Indre Helgeland prosti|
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|Grane, Hattfjelldal, Hemnes, Rana, Vefsn|
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|Bindal, Brønnøy, Sømna, Vega, Vevelstad|