Jessheim church

Expansion of existing church, as well as new construction


Church, cultural building






Jessheim, Norway


Ullensaker Kirkelige Fellesråd


1.750 m²

The old church with the parish hall and office wing was built in the 1980s-90s according to designs by Hille Melbye. Over time, the church proved to be too small and could not be expanded.

In 2016, the original church building was demolished and replaced by a new church. Additionally, a new tower was added, the office wing was expanded, and a separate section for addiction care was included.

The new church room receives almost all daylight from the glass roof above the altar area, where Vebjørn and Eimund Sand have created a floating altar decoration. The altar furniture is made of concrete with embedded lace friezes. The room is specially designed for acoustics and accommodates 400 people. Stained glass windows and a crucifix from the old church have been transferred to the new one.

The church was built in two stages, with the first part completed in 1985, and the second part with the church room and office wing inaugurated in 1996. The church building houses offices for administration, priests, cantors, deacons, and parish educators. It is actively used by the congregation and includes several meeting and activity rooms that are used for the church’s own activities and rented out to various associations and organizations in the municipality.

In 2016, the church room was demolished as it was too small for the current level of activity. A new church building, with a capacity for 400 people, was consecrated on March 5, 2017.