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Lyse Chapel

Lyse Chapel
Lyse kapell
Lysebotn - church.JPG
View of the church
Lyse Chapel is located in Rogaland
Lyse Chapel
Lyse Chapel
Location in Rogaland county
Lyse Chapel is located in Norway
Lyse Chapel
Lyse Chapel
Lyse Chapel (Norway)
59°03′31″N 6°39′48″E / 59.0586°N 6.6634°E / 59.0586; 6.6634
LocationForsand, Rogaland
DenominationChurch of Norway
ChurchmanshipEvangelical Lutheran
StatusParish church
Consecrated28 May 1961
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Gustav Helland and Endre Årreberg
DeaneryRyfylke prosti
DioceseDiocese of Stavanger

Lyse Chapel (Norwegian: Lyse kapell) is a small parish church in Forsand municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is located in the tiny village of Lysebotn, at the end of the Lysefjorden. The church is part of the Forsand parish in the Ryfylke deanery in the Diocese of Stavanger. The brown, wooden church was built in 1961 by the architects Gustav Helland and Endre Årreberg. The church, which seats about 150 people, was consecrated on 28 May 1961 by the Bishop Fridtjov Birkeli.[1][2]

The church is not used often, since there are only about a dozen residents in the isolated village of Lysebotn. In 2009, the municipality tried to close and sell the chapel, but they changed their mind due to the opposition of the residents.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Lyse kapell". Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  2. ^ "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  3. ^ Presthus, Øivind (2010-03-30). "Blir ikke solgt som fritidsbolig". NRK Rogaland (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-02-22.