Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Cardiff’s Norwegian Church

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Cardiff’s Norwegian Church

The Norwegian Church, located in Cardiff Bay, celebrated it’s 150th Anniversary on Sunday 15th December. AE Cardiff supported this special commemorative event.

The Programme

The programme included:

  • a church service with a reprisal of the first sermon given at the Norwegian Church 150 years ago
  • a series of talks supported by the University of Bergen, Cardiff University, Hordaland Council and the Welsh Norwegian Society including the Roald Dahl story and the ancient links between languages
  • a concert with performances from visiting Norwegian musicians Eir Inderhaug, Stian Okland and Marina Kan Selvik
  • Foods inspired by Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes.


County Deputy Mayor Pål Kårbø presents the King’s blessing to Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Dan De’Ath

Cardiff’s Lord Mayor Dan De’Ath delivered the keynote address. County Deputy Mayor Pål Kårbø relayed King Harald’s greetings to all in attendance. A plaque of the King’s blessing was proudly displayed in the church.

Espen Selvik and Roy Noble lead the guests through the speakers and performances

The celebration, attended by approximately 100 invited guests, was led by Espen Selvik and Roy Noble in English, Norwegian and Welsh.

AE Cardiff’s links with Norway

AE Cardiff continues to have close links with Norway via the Academia Europaea Bergen Knowledge Hub and was delighted to support this special event. The AE Cardiff Hub organised a number of the guest speakers including:

More information

16th December 2019. For further information please contact AECardiffHub@cardiff.ac.uk
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