Ilen Kirke, Trondheim

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Ilen Church (Norwegian: Ilen kirke) is a parish church in Trondheim municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the Ila area in the city of Trondheim, on the 250-metre (820 ft) wide isthmus between the river Nid (Nidelva) and the Trondheimsfjord. It is the church for the Ilen parish which is part of the Heimdal og Byåsen (deanery) in the Diocese of Nidaros. The stone church was built in a cruciform style in 1889 by local building company of Digre, according to a design by Trondheim based architect Eugene Sissenére (b. 1858). The church seats about 550 people, although it originally fit about 900. The seating was reduced to meet the fire regulations. The building was consecrated on 7 June 1889.


The historic organ (18/II/P/M) in the church was built by Claus Jensen (1817-1892) during 1889. It was restored in 2017 by Trondheim based organ building company, Br. Torkildsen Orgelbyggeri A/S.


A graveyard belonging to the parish is located at Ilsvika in the neighboring district of Ila, a short distance from the church site.
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  • I came here to see a statue of the girl with a bull (An-Magritt and the Hovi Ox) which is here. The church was shut but I have learnt about its history later. It was built in 1889. It can fit 550...  more »
  • It was so humbling to learn about the very hero, St Olav, the patron St of Unity. Over a 1000 years ago, he came back to his beloved people, the Norwegians to bring unity and self rule. His death...  more »
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  • Lovely church and lovely people. Highly recommend this.
  • It's a nice church
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