View of the church
|Denomination||Church of Norway|
|Architect(s)||Johan Christopher Hempel|
Bakke Church (Norwegian: Bakke kirke) is a parish church in Trondheim municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the Bakklandet area of the city of Trondheim, and the church serves the Bakklandet, Møllenberg, Rosenborg, and Nedre Elvehavn areas of Østbyen in Trondheim. It is the church for the Bakklandet parish which is part of the Nidaros domprosti (arch-deanery) in the Diocese of Nidaros.
The red, octagonal, wooden church was built in 1715 and it was designed by the architect Johan Christopher Hempel (died 1729). The church seats about 400 people. It is the oldest building in the Bakklandet area of Trondheim since it was the only building that was spared during the Swedish siege of 1718. After World War I, the Innherredsveien road (the old European route E6 highway) was widened and upgraded and the church was located too close to and the church became a major traffic obstruction. This led to plans to demolish the church, especially after the opening of the new Bakke bridge in 1927. It was decided to save the church, so the whole church was jacked up with a jack and moved several feet to the side in 1939. Then it was restored and consecrated again in 1941.
Although the building is owned by the Church of Norway, the state Lutheran church, Bakke Church is also used by Trondheim's small Eastern Orthodox Church congregation, who do not possess their own church building.