The church was erected as a result of Hamar achieving city status in 1849 and re-emerged as an independent diocese two years later.The Church of Norway established the seat for the newly formed diocese of Norway in Hamar in 1864. The architect for the cathedral was Heinrich Ernst Schirmer, the local general contractor was Herman Frang. The cathedral was consecrated for services in1866. The exterior was built in simple, nearly austere German Romanesque style and is largely unchanged since its construction.
Contact information Church Office: Holsetgata 2, 2317 Hamar. Tel +47 62 56 37 50.