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Welcome to St. Olav cathedral parish 


Thank you for visiting our web-site. St. Olav parish is one of three catholic parishes in Oslo and St. Olav church is the cathedral of the diocees of Oslo. 


We hope you find what you are looking for. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. 


Brief history 

In 1843 the first Catholic congregation in Norway since the Reformation was founded in Christiania (Oslo), as a result of a special dispensation from King Karl Johan.


The law on religious freedom was passed two years later. With this new law came the desire to build a Catholic church.

The plans were drawn up by architect H. E. Schirmer, and in 1856 St Olav’s Church was consecrated by the apostolic delegate in Stockholm, Mgr. J. L. Studach.


In 1975–76 the church was repaired and restored under the guidance of architects Thomas Thiis-Evensen and Jan Sigurd Østberg. The new main altar and the pillars of the nave are made of Norwegian granite.


A new organ with 20 stops was built by J. H. Jørgensen’s Organ Factory in Oslo.

Since 1953 St Olav’s Church has had the status of the Cathedral of the Diocese of Oslo.


St. Olav catholic
cathedral parish  

Akersveien 12 
0177 Oslo

Tel: 22 98 21 65
Fax: 22 98 21 65

Opening houres:

Monday to friday: 09:00 til 17:00

Emergancy phone: 22 98 21 60

Mass in english 

St. Olav (sundays)

09:00 AM Rosary 

09.30 AM Mass 
05.30 PM Rosary 
06.00 PM Mass

St. Joseph (Sundays)

06.00 PM Mass

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