Hønefoss church

The Hønefoss Church (Norwegian: Hønefoss Kirke) was a church in the Ringerike municipality, Buskerud, Norway. The church burned down to the ground on 26 January 2010.

The church had room for approx. 350 people. It was located in Hønefoss, which is the administrative center of the Ringerike municipality. The church had its own cemetery, burial chapel, crematorium and a modern assembly room (referred to as Kirkestua).


In 1858, church architect Christian Heinrich Grosch was hired to draw plans for the church. the inauguration took place on 10 December 1862. The church received a new chapel which was dedicated in 1894. The church was restored shortly after 1950 and stood ready for the reopening in 1952.


The fire department in Ringerike received the notification that Hønefoss church was on fire just before at 5:00pm Tuesday 26 January 2010. Shortly afterwards the church was burnt down, and it soon became clear that the building could not be repaired. The forty meter church tower collapsed around 6:00pm.

In November 2009 it had been discovered that there were twelve faults in the electrical system of the church, nevertheless, there was no reason to believe that they might cause a fire.

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