Norwegian Church, Cardiff

Norwegian Church, Cardiff

Coordinates: 51°27′40″N 3°09′43″W / 51.461°N 3.162°W / 51.461; -3.162

Norwegian Church

Norwegian Church is located in Cardiff
Norwegian Church
51°27′39.6″N 3°9′43.2″W / 51.461°N 3.162°W / 51.461; -3.162
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The Norwegian Church in the Cardiff Bay area of the city of Cardiff, Wales, is a historic church building and formerly a place of worship for the Norwegian community in Cardiff.

In the 19th century, Cardiff was one Britain's three major ports, along with London and Liverpool. The Norwegian merchant fleet at the time was the third largest in the world, and Cardiff became one of the major centres of its operations.

Sjømannskirken – the Norwegian Church Abroad organization, which is part of the Church of Norway – followed in its footsteps and established a church in Cardiff Bay in 1868 to serve the religious needs of Norwegian sailors and expatriates.

Cardiff-born writer Roald Dahl was baptised in the church.

The building is now used as an arts centre, and is known as the Norwegian Church Arts Centre.

The church was moved as part of the Cardiff Bay Re-development, having originally been situated where the Wales Millennium Centre now stands.

Popular culture

A 2008 episode of the BBC Television drama series Torchwood, "To The Last Man", had some scenes shot outside the church.

See also

Media related to Norwegian Church, Cardiff at Wikimedia Commons

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