Plaque

St Olav's Church - 1977

Erection date: 26/6/1977

Inscription

Kronprins Olav var tilstede ved kirkens innvielse,
26 Juni 1927
Kong Olav V
Beaeret Kirken med sitt naervaer under 50 arsjubileet
26 Juni 1977

Crown Prince Olav was present at the inauguration of the church,
26 June 1927
King Olav V honoured the Church with his presence at its 50th anniversary.
26 June 1977

Site: St Olav's Church - SE16 (9 memorials)

SE16, St Olav's Square, St Olav's Church

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.

At Surrey Docks we have an 1889 map which shows the road layouts before the Rotherhithe Tunnel roundabout arrived.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
St Olav's Church - 1977

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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 - 1977

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Ebenezer Church - Prince Oscar

Ebenezer Church - Prince Oscar

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

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Haakon VII

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

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 - 1926 - foundation stone

St Olav's Church - 1926 - foundation stone

Den Norske Siomannsmision, St Olavs Kirke Denne Kirkes grunnsten blev lagt av...

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St Olav's Church - 1992

St Olav's Church - 1992

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

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Nearby Memorials

Sir Richard Arkwright

Sir Richard Arkwright

WC2, Adam Street, 8

Greater London Council Sir Richard Arkwright, 1732 - 1792, industrialist and inventor lived here.

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Hanover Chapel

Hanover Chapel

W1, Regent Street, Regent House

Built in 1893-8, Regent House was the first building in the replacement of the John Nash Regent Street, completed in 1927.  It is now (20...

1 subject commemorated
Keats and Stephens

Keats and Stephens

SE1, St Thomas Street, 8

On this site, poet & apothecary John Keats, & his friend, the poet, apothecary, surgeon & chemist Henry Stephens, shared lodg...

4 subjects commemorated, 1 creator
Cyril Mann

Cyril Mann

WC1, Cruickshank Street, Bevin Court

Mann lived here in a very small flat, only 500sq ft. But it had superb light for his work.

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Wall fountain

Wall fountain

EC4, St Paul's Churchyard, Festival Gardens

Both plaques are attached to the other side of the low wall behind the fountain, the one for Old Change being to the north. The Festival...

1 subject commemorated