Diocese of Nidaros
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Diocese of Nidaros
Diocese of Nidaros

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Nidaros cathedral Trondheim 2009 1.JPG
TerritoryTrøndelag county
Deaneries10 prosti
DenominationChurch of Norway
CathedralNidaros Cathedral
Current leadership
BishopHerborg Finnset
Location of the Diocese of Nidaros
Location of the Diocese of Nidaros

Nidaros is a diocese in the Lutheran Church of Norway. It covers Trøndelag county in Central Norway and its cathedral city is Trondheim, which houses the well-known Nidaros Cathedral. The diocese is divided into 10 deaneries (prosti). Since 10 September 2017, the Bishop of Nidaros is Herborg Finnset who took over from the Bishop Tor Singsaas who retired. The Bishop Preses is also based at the Nidaros Cathedral and serves as the dean of the Nidaros domprosti (deanery) in Trondheim.


The diocese of Nidaros was established in 1068. It originally covered the (modern) counties of Trøndelag, Nordland, Troms, and Finnmark, along with the regions of Nordmøre and Romsdal (in Møre og Romsdal county) and Härjedalen (in Sweden), and also the northern part of Østerdalen (Tynset, Tolga, and Os). The region of Sunnmøre (in Møre og Romsdal) was transferred from Diocese of Bjørgvin to the new Archdiocese of Nidaros some time after 1152 - to secure it more income.

The northern part of Østerdalen was transferred to the Diocese of Oslo some time after 1537. The province of Jämtland was transferred from Diocese of Uppsala to Nidaros in 1570. The region of Sunnmøre was transferred (back) from Nidaros to the Diocese of Bjørgvin in 1622. The provinces of Jämtland and Härjedalen were lost to Sweden in 1645. Northern Norway was established as a diocese of its own in 1804 (formally first in 1844). The parish of Innset was transferred from Diocese of Hamar to Nidaros in 1966. The regions of Nordmøre and Romsdal (together with Sunnmøre from Bjørgvin) were established as a diocese of its own (Diocese of Møre) in 1983.


The Diocese of Nidaros is divided into ten deaneries (Norwegian: Prosti). Each one corresponds to several municipalities in the diocese. Each municipality is further divided into one or more parishes which each contain one or more congregations.


The bishops of Nidaros since the Protestant Reformation when Norway switched from Catholicism to Lutheranism:

See also


  1. ^ Jacobsen, Håkon; Jonassen, Trine Høklie. "Her er den nye biskopen in Nidaros" (in Norwegian). Trondheim: Adressavisen. Retrieved .

Coordinates: 63°25?37?N 10°23?49?E / 63.4269°N 10.3969°E / 63.4269; 10.3969

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