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St Olav's Church - 1926 - foundation stone St Olav's Church

Plaque: St Olav's Church - 1926 - foundation stone

Erection date: 24/6/1926


Den Norske Siomannsmision, St Olavs Kirke
Denne Kirkes grunnsten blev lagt av Kronprins Olav,
24de Jvni 1926

The Norwegian Seamen's Mission, St Olav's Church
This church's foundation stone was laid by Crown Prince Olav,
24th June 1926 

Site: St Olav's Church (8 memorials)

SE16, St Olav's Square

St Olav's Church was designed by John Love Seaton Dahl. Crown Prince Olav was present at the laying of the foundation stone, 1926, and then at the consecration, 1927. During WW2 this was the church used by King Haakon VII and the Norwegian government in exile. It is one of over 30 churches around the world run by the Norwegian Church Abroad, also known as The Norwegian Seamen’s Church.

Serendipitously the Google Streetview of September 2017 captured the Haakon bust covered with a veil, presumably just hours before the photo captured here.

The Ebenezer Church plaque is in the garden in front of the church in the centre of the northern wall.

The Fallen plaque is laid into the ground of the garden, at the foot of the WW1 memorial.

The three 'St Olav' plaques are attached low on the west front of the building.

Go to map of other memorials in this area

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
St Olav's Church - 1926 - foundation stone

Information Subjects commemorated


King Olav V of Norway

Born Prince Alexander of Denmark in Sandringham, Norfolk. Parents: Haakon VII...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
St Olav's Church - 1926 - foundation stone

Information Also at this site

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Ebenezer Church - Prince Oscar

This is the foundation stone from the Norwegian church that preceded St Olavs...

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Haakon VII

From Royal House of Norway: "The bust of King Haakon ... is a variation of th...

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King Olav V of Norway

{Beneath a bas-relief of the king:} Olav V, Norges Konge, 80 år 1983. H.M. Ko...

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St Olav's Church - 1977

Kronprins Olav var tilstede ved kirkens innvielse, 26 Juni 1927 Kong Olav V B...

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St Olav's Church - 1992

Harold had been king for less than two years when this visit was made.

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