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New Church in Grímsey

Photos Anna María Sigvaldadóttir
Photos Anna María Sigvaldadóttir
This past Sunday the groundbreaking ceremony for the new church in Grímsey took place. The hope is that if it can be fully financed this year, that it can be inaugurated by the summer 2023.

The old church got destroyed in a fire in september 2021. This was a wooden church built of driftwood in 1867. A major renovation was done to the church in 1956, after which it was reconsecrated and in January 1, 1990, the church was declared protected. The fire was a big shoc to the tiny community on the island, which now sees hope of better times.

The first step beginning now is archeological research on the building site.