Funningur Church, Funningur

Funninger Church, in the village of Funningur, is one of the 10 old wooden churches in the Faroe Islands. It was inaugurated on 30 November 1847 and is for that reason the newest of the old traditional wooden churches. Porkeri Church was also inaugurated in 1847 but a few months beforehand.

Funningur Church is the only wooden church and the oldest church in the Eiði parish. Until 1929, when the Gjógv Church was inaugurated, it was the parish church for both the villages of Funningur and Gjógv.

The spot where the church stands is called Niðri í Hólma. Nowadays the area is no longer like an islet, as the River Stórá runs from the north of the church and flows below it. The river also separates the church from the new cemetery, which was inaugurated in 1941 and expanded in 1972.

The church has 10 pews on the men's side and 9 on the women's side. The pulpit is in front of the foremost of the women's pews.
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  • We loved spending a few happy moments in Funnigur - the view from the harbour is just stunning, the houses well kept, and the church is beautiful. An amazing place to live or visit - recommended as a ...  more »
  • The Church is from 1847, as can be seen on the top of the Spire. It is situated beautifully by the elven Stórás expired in the fjord Funningsfjørður. The Church is a Longhouse of vertical tarred planks, raised on a hvidtet stone plinth. The Church is covered with grass, previously backed with birch bark, now fiber-cement slabs. Tagrytteren in West end is made diagonally and has a grey pyramid roof. There are six Windows on the South side and five on the north side, where the entrance door also sits. All Windows have shutters that can be pulled up from below. Unfortunately, the Church was closed when we were visiting
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