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Diocese of Nidaros

Diocese of Nidaros
Nidaros bispedømme
Country Norway
Territory Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag counties
Deaneries 12 prosti
Parishes 61
Members 401,000
Denomination Church of Norway
Established 1068
Cathedral Nidaros Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop Tor Singsaas
Diocese of

Location of the Diocese of Nidaros

Nidaros is a diocese in the Lutheran Church of Norway. It covers Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag counties and its cathedral city is Trondheim, which houses the well-known Nidaros Cathedral. The diocese is divided into 12 deaneries (prosti). Finn Wagle was the bishop from 1991 to 2008. On 1 July 2008 Tor Singsaas took over the position.[1]


  • History 1
  • Structure 2
  • Bishops 3
  • References 4


The diocese of Nidaros was established in 1068. It then covered the (modern) counties of Sør-Trøndelag, Nord-Trøndelag, Nordland, Troms, and Finnmark, along with the regions of Nordmøre and Romsdal (in Møre og Romsdal) and Härjedalen (in Sweden), and also the northern part of Østerdalen (Tynset, Tolga, and Os). The region of Sunnmøre (in Møre og Romsdal) was transferred from Diocese of Bjørgvin to the new Archdiocese of Nidaros some time after 1152 – to secure it more income.

The northern part of Østerdalen was transferred to Innset was transferred from Diocese of Hamar to Nidaros in 1966. The regions of Nordmøre and Romsdal (together with Sunnmøre from Bjørgvin) were established as a diocese of its own (Diocese of Møre) in 1983.


The Diocese of Nidaros is divided into twelve deaneries (Norwegian: Prosti). Each one corresponds to several municipalities in the diocese. Each municipality is further divided into one or more parishes which each contain one or more congregations. See each municipality below for lists of churches and parishes within them.

Deanery (Prosti) Municipalities
Nidaros domprosti Trondheim
Byåsen prosti Trondheim
Strinda prosti Trondheim
Heimdal prosti Klæbu, Trondheim
Fosen prosti Bjugn, Leksvik, Osen, Rissa, Roan, Ørland, Åfjord
Orkdal prosti Agdenes, Frøya, Hemne, Hitra, Meldal, Orkdal, Skaun, Snillfjord
Gauldal prosti Holtålen, Melhus, Midtre Gauldal, Oppdal, Rennebu, Røros
Stjørdal prosti Malvik, Meråker, Selbu, Stjørdal, Tydal
Sør-Innherad prosti Frosta, Levanger, Verdal
Nord-Innherad prosti Inderøy, Mosvik, Namdalseid, Snåsa, Steinkjer, Verran
Namdal prosti Flatanger, Fosnes, Grong, Høylandet, Lierne, Namsos, Namsskogan, Overhalla, Røyrvik
Nærøy prosti Leka, Nærøy, Vikna


The bishops of Nidaros since the Protestant Reformation when Norway switched from Catholicism to Lutheranism:


  1. ^ Jacobsen, Håkon; Jonassen, Trine Høklie. "Her er den nye biskopen in Nidaros" (in Norwegian). Trondheim:  
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