Diocese of Nidaros


Diocese of Nidaros
Diocese of Nidaros
Nidaros bispedømme
Location
Ecclesiastical province Trøndelag, Norway
Deaneries 12 prosti
Statistics
Parishes 61
Members 401,000
Information
Cathedral Nidaros Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop Tor Singsaas
Website
kirken.no/nidaros

Nidaros is a diocese in the Lutheran Church of Norway. It covers Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag counties and its cathedral city is Trondheim, which houses the well-known Nidaros Cathedral. The diocese is divided into 12 deaneries (prosti). Finn Wagle was the bishop from 1991 to 2008. On 1 July 2008 Tor Singsaas took over the position.[1]

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History

The diocese of Nidaros was established in 1068. It then covered the (modern) counties of Sør-Trøndelag, Nord-Trøndelag, Nordland, Troms, and Finnmark, along with the regions of Nordmøre and Romsdal (in Møre og Romsdal) and Härjedalen (in Sweden), and also the northern part of Østerdalen (Tynset, Tolga, and Os). The region of Sunnmøre (in Møre og Romsdal) was transferred from Diocese of Bjørgvin to the new Archdiocese of Nidaros some time after 1152 – to secure it more income.

The northern part of Østerdalen was transferred to Diocese of Oslo some time after 1537. The province of Jämtland was transferred from Diocese of Uppsala to Nidaros in 1570. The region of Sunnmøre was transferred (back) from Nidaros to the Diocese of Bjørgvin in 1622. The provinces of Jämtland and Härjedalen were lost to Sweden in 1645. Nord-Norge was established as a diocese of its own in 1804 (formally first in 1844). The parish of Innset was transferred from Diocese of Hamar to Nidaros in 1966. The regions of Nordmøre and Romsdal (together with Sunnmøre from Bjørgvin) were established as a diocese of its own (Diocese of Møre) in 1983.

Structure

The Diocese of Nidaros is divided into twelve 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
Nidaros domprosti Trondheim
Byåsen prosti Trondheim
Strinda prosti Trondheim
Heimdal prosti Klæbu, Trondheim
Fosen prosti Bjugn, Leksvik, Osen, Rissa, Roan, Ørland, Åfjord
Orkdal prosti Agdenes, Frøya, Hemne, Hitra, Meldal, Orkdal, Skaun, Snillfjord
Gauldal prosti Holtålen, Melhus, Midtre Gauldal, Oppdal, Rennebu, Røros
Stjørdal prosti Malvik, Meråker, Selbu, Stjørdal, Tydal
Sør-Innherad prosti Frosta, Levanger, Verdal
Nord-Innherad prosti Inderøy, Mosvik, Namdalseid, Snåsa, Steinkjer, Verran
Namdal prosti Flatanger, Fosnes, Grong, Høylandet, Lierne, Namsos, Namsskogan, Overhalla, Røyrvik
Nærøy prosti Leka, Nærøy, Vikna

Bishops

The bishops of Nidaros since the Protestant Reformation when Norway switched from Catholicism to Lutheranism:

  • Torbjørn Bratt 1546 – 1548
  • Hans Gaas 1549 – 1578
  • Hans Mogenssøn 1578 – 1595
  • Isak Grønbech 1596 – 1617
  • Anders Arrebo 1618 – 1622
  • Peder Skjelderup 1622 – 1642
  • Erik Bredal 1643 – 1672
  • Arnold de Fine 1672
  • Erik Eriksen Pontoppidan d.e. 1673 – 1678
  • Christopher Hanssen Schletter 1678 – 1688
  • Peder Krog 1689 – 1731
  • Johannes Nilssøn Skaar 1892 – 1905
  • Vilhelm Andreas Wexelsen 1905 – 1909
  • Peter W. K. Bøckman, Sr. 1909 – 1923
  • Jens Gran Gleditsch 1923 – 1928
  • Johan Nicolai Støren 1928 – 1942
  • Arne Fjellbu 1945 – 1960
  • Tord Godal 1960 – 1979
  • Kristen Kyrre Bremer 1979 – 1991
  • Finn Wagle 1991 – 2008
  • Tor Singsaas 2008 – present

References

  1. ^ Jacobsen, Håkon; Jonassen, Trine Høklie. "Her er den nye biskopen in Nidaros" (in Norwegian). Trondheim: Adressavisen. http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/trondheim/article1107048.ece. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 



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