St Olav's Church - 1992

St Olav's Church St Olav's Church - 1992

Erection date: 1/11/1992


King Harald V og Dronning Sonja
Til minne om deres forste besok som Norges Konge og Dronning.
Allehelgensdag 1 November 1992

King Harald V and Queen Sonja
In memory of their first visit as King and Queen of Norway.
All Saints' Day 1 November 1992

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

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.

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 - 1992

Subjects commemorated Information

King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway

Harald: Born Norway, son of King Olav V. King of Norway since 1991. Sonia: Bo...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
St Olav's Church - 1992

Also at this site Information

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 - 1926 - foundation stone

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

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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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