The anniversary will be celebrated from 9. June until 16. June with arrangements and open church every day. Inormation at Facebook: Rennebu kirke 350 år
The first church in Rennebu may have been built around the year 1100 and remnants from the church suggests that it was a stave church of the old kind. It was probably in a very poor condition when it was demolished and a new church was completed in 1669. Rennebu Church is one of five remaining Y-shaped churches in Norway
In order to create proximity between the pulpit and the congregation the new church was built in Y-shaped form. This shape is characteristic for Norway, but only four of the kind remain today. The Y-shape is also mirrored in Rennebu muncipality's coat of arms.
Remnants of the old stave church still exist and a crucifix from the 13th century is now hanging in the new church, while the entry gate can be found at the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology in Trondheim. A beautiful tombstone from the middle ages shaped as a wheel cross can be found at the cemetery.
Contact the pilgrim host in Gammelbua 250 meters away for entry to the church. Please call in advance, +47 900 89 174. Before 24. June and after 18. August and also outside the opening hours, the following can be contacted: Joar (+47 995 42 018), Else (+47 932 27 345) or Tora (+47 901 74 776).