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The trinity church is the third church on this site. The first church, a Y-shaped wooden structure, was erected in 1670. A desire to assert the town's status over Kristiansand was probably the motive behind its construction. In the 1830s, the town's shipping industry flourished, the population grew and the church became too small and was therefore demolished in 1832. In 1833, Crown Prince Oscar (Oscar I) laid the foundation stone for an octagonal church. Over the next 50 years, the population of Arendal doubled. According to church law, a church had to have seating which corresponded to the population of the parish, so a new church again had to be built. In 1888, the third church was completed, in spite of the financial collapse of the banks in 1886. It towers above the Arendal skyline with its 87-metre-high tower. The church was ravaged by fire in 1902, but the damage was fortunately not extensive. The large chandelier which now hangs in the church vestibule originates from the town's first church. Copperplate engravings from the 16th century can be seen near the baptismal font. The new pipe organ was built by the German company Werkstätte für Orgelbau Mühleisen, and it has about 3900 pipes between 4 millimetres and 7 metres high. It is (November 2010) the fourth largest church pipe organ in Norway, with 59 voices and built in a German-Romantic style. Opening hours Tuesday-Thursday 1230-1400.
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Richard C
Marmari, Greece27 contributions
Dec 2013 • Solo
Not only is Trefoldighetskirke a monumental landmark it also houses a magnificent organ of cathedral dimensions.The new organ was completed in 2010 and comprises 3 manuals and 57 registers. Built by the German firm Mühleisenand it is a tonally rich instrument, one of the finest organs in Norway - if not the finest. Even a non-musician will be impressed by the variety of sounds this organ produces. It boasts 2 full length 32' registers, one of which a reed and although conceived in German romantic style it can handle any period of the organ repertoire. A superb concert instrument and an inspiring one for congregational singing.
Written December 2, 2013
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Pelle2009
Aurangabad, India155 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
It was a nice experience in this midtown church. The building It self is monumental in this small village.
There where suprisingly a mass this saturday. Nice experience. Thanks.
Written November 5, 2018
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Gone Walkabout
Tonsberg, Norway563 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
This church is big and really easy to spot. A landmark in downtown Arendal. It gives the impression that it is an important church with it`s beautiful fasade. Inside the light was really special and it is well worth some time. When we were there in the daytime it was open and free of charge.
Written July 3, 2015
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Hatso
Wichita, KS516 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
This is really the main building in this small little town, We were lucky to have a small song and dance routine by some of the local children and it was
Written July 7, 2019
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evagilberts
Arendal, Norway21 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
Very beautiful church with a good akustikk. Beautifully decorated and the right place to have a concert.
Written February 4, 2018
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Denny, UK569 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
This church is build entirely of brick according to the guidebook, 1.4 million seemingly. The interior is impressive when you see how they have build the inner pillars with brick along with the wooden balconies. There is also a large organ on the upper level above the main entrance. The church dominates the town centre and is worth a short visit.
Written September 18, 2017
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RayICue
Cornelius, NC3,895 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
If you walk through this town, you can't miss but walking up to this church. It is the center piece for the town , sitting up on its hilltop. Provides a great landmark when walking in the town as well. The church itself is majestic and makes a very nice photo opportunity .
Written June 19, 2017
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Madamveggie
Oslo, Norway621 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
We were visiting Arendal to participate a birth day party. The hotel was so close to the church so we went to the Sunday mass. There were Christenings, confirmants who made a clear message to us how to behave. The priest was so clever in her preaching. Beautiful pipe organ play during the Sunday mass. I had peace in mind and the Easter vacations started nicely for me this year!
Written April 12, 2017
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FatherCharles
Toms River, NJ5 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
Trinity Church is absolutely beautiful. The windows, pipe organ, altar, and the stone work is magnificent. You can feel the Spirit of God as you enter this house of God. Many people took time to kneel and pray.
Written March 12, 2017
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Rehtacka007
Prague, Czech Republic200 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
This church has a really good location. It is nice to see it from different corners of Arendal. The atmosphere inside will bring you the feeling to slow down and relax a bit :)
Written August 18, 2016
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