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A day of joy

Photo: María H. Tryggvadóttir
Photo: María H. Tryggvadóttir
One year has past since the church in Grímsey got destroyed by an fire on 21st September 2021.

Yesterday locals and guests could celebrate the new church been raised on that same spot. Four priests that are or have been serving in Grímsey held a speech at the occasion and the well known Icelandic singer Friðrik Ómar was the first to sing in this new house which is going to host church services and be a venue for cultural events in the island.

The day was celebrated in a beautiful weather with a event in the new church, a cake buffet made by the local women's society in the community house and with a guided walk/tour with perhaps the only train in Iceland.

The church is still not completed and the hope is that enough funds can be raised this winter so that it can be inaugurated next summer.

For those who would like to contribute to the church building fond can do so by money transfer to IBAN: IS76 0565 0425 0731 4602 6925 39, SWIFT: GLITISRE