According to tradition the cathedral was built in the year 1125, after Sigurd Jorsalfarer named Stavanger as a cathedral city. Bishop Reinald of Winchester was responsible for its construction. The church was built in Anglo-Norman style, probably by English craftsmen. The church patron saint is St. Svithun, and it is reputed that his arm was one of the original relics of the church.
In 1272 the cathedral was damaged by fire, after which it received a new chancel built in the Gothic style. Stavanger Cathedral is the only Norwegian cathedral from the Middle Ages that has retained its original appearance and been in constant use.
June-Aug. Mon-Sun 11am - 7pm
Sept-May, Mon-Sat 11am - 4pm
High Mass every Sunday at 11am.
Morning Mass in the Bishop's Chapel every Wednesday at 8am
Thursdays mass 11:30-12:00
The cathedral is for the timebeing undertaking restauration work:Project west fasade
Stavanger Cathedral and the chapel will be thouroughly restored, and the work will go on and be ready for the 900 year's anniversary that the church and the city will celebrate in 2025. The work has already started on the west side of the fasade due to acute danger of stones falling.
The restauration will also include the brick work, the clock, the windows and the main entrance door.
MORE INFORMATION: www.domkirken2025.no