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The Norwegian Church and Seamen’s Mission

Location for Weddings and Social Events

The Norwegian Church and Seamen’s Mission, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 7JB

  • Max guests for group photographs
  • 100
  • Civil weddings catered for
  • No
  • Events photographed by Paul Martin
  • Wedding
  • Last event photographed by Paul Martin
  • 09/06/07

The Norwegian Church and Seamen’s Mission is situated at 1 St. Olav’s Square, next to entrance to Rotherhithe Tunnel.
A map is available here and there is a website for this location.

Paul Martin has given The Norwegian Church and Seamen’s Mission a rating of 3 out of 5 for indoor photography and a rating of 2 out of 5 for outdoor photography.
Please note that these ratings only relate to the suitability for photography, and do not in any way relate to other facilities and services that may be provided by the The Norwegian Church and Seamen’s Mission

Comments from Paul Martin:
The first Norwegian Seamen’s Church was the Ebenezer Church in Bickley Row, Rotherhithe, near the Commercial Dock Pier. It opened in 1871. In 1927, the church moved to a much larger building in St Olav’s Square in Rotherhithe. This is the most striking and probably the best known of all the Scandinavian churches in London. It thrives to this day, and plays a major role in organizing events within the Norwegian community. St. Olav’s Church is a church of great character and a suitable setting for a wedding. The Church is characterised by beautiful stained glass windows and features, depicting its association as a place of worship for people with the Norwegian Maritime. St. Olav’s Church is good both inside and outside for wedding photography.

There is a park situated very nearby which is suitable for undertaking portraits. I recently enjoyed the opportunity of revisiting St. Olav’s Norwegian Church in London, to photograph a wedding. Highlights of the day appear below.