On Saturday April 8th 2017 the Welsh Norwegian Society will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the saving and restoration of the Norwegian Sailor's Church in Cardiff Bay. Crown Princess Martha Louise attended to perform the ceremonial opening of the church.
We will be celebrating the anniversary with a very 'hyggelig' afternoon of coffee and cakes where we will be joined by a special guest Terje Inderhaug and his wife visiting from Bergen. Terje was a student in Cardiff at the time of the fundraising appeal to save the church and took an active part in the process of finding enough money to dismantle the old and build the new church.
A trust was set up and together with the Norwegian Support Committee and Hordaland Kommune two hundred and fifty thousand pounds was raised between Norway and Wales to save the church.
Terje helped set up a link between Cardiff and Hordaland which has continued to this day. We are very proud that we were able to save the church and look forward to celebrating the 25th Anniversary of its reopening with Terje.