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Fjord Norway Møre og Romsdal SANDE

Sande Church

  • Kyrkjesande 3, Sande
  • +47 70026480
  •  /  km From You

Sandsøya is not the most populous island in Sande municipality on Sunnmøre, but here Sande church has stood since the Middle Ages. The farm Sande (farm number. 66) belonged to a noble family in 1329, and the church is mentioned in 1432. The medieval church was a stave church that was extended to a cruciform church, according to a description from 1700. The church was demolished in 1835 and replaced with a half-timbered church (consecrated 6 . & nbps; November 1836) with narrower choir and sacristy in the east and porch in the west. This church was badly damaged in a storm in 1863 and 1874, and it was eventually decided to build a new church. The work began after Pentecost in 1880 under the leadership of Jon Sefland, and a new church was consecrated on November 30.

Church building
Sande Church is a half-timbered church with 400 seats (almost twice as many as there are inhabitants on the island). The church has just finished the choir with a sacristy in the extension, and west of the nave is a porch. In the transition between porch and ship is a roof rider. The church is in Swiss style and has a horizontal panel on the outside.

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