Þorlákskirkja was consecrated by the Bishop of Iceland, Mr. Pétur Sigurgeirsson, on July 28, 1985. It had been 10 years since Árnessýsla donated 18,000 square meters of land for a cemetery, but around the same time (September 4, 1975) it was decided to build a church here and a building committee. kosin. The foundation of the church was consecrated and the first shoveling was done on April 28, 1979.
Þorlákskirkja (the ancient one) in Þorlákshöfn was demolished around 1770 and had stood there for at least 250 years and perhaps 450 years if a copy of Vilcninsmáldaga can be marked.
The size of the church is 302.5 m2, the attic 111.6m2, the “mortuary” under the choir 57 m2, the volume of the church is 2119 m3. The church is concrete with a wooden roof clad in lacquered roasted steel. The nave has seats for 200 people, in addition to the original 80 seats in the attic. That space was significantly reduced in 1996 when a new pipe organ built by Björgvin Tómasson was taken into use. Behind the nave is a meeting room 25 m2 in size with a sliding door to the nave. The lobby of the church is 46 m2.
To the right of it is a beauty parlor which is also a kitchen 12 m2. To the left of the lobby is a sanitary facility 23 m2 in size. To the left of the lobby is a staircase to the attic. It is made of wood and iron. The ceiling is concrete with a cork on the floor. All other floors are clad with Icelandic greywacke. The walls of the church inside are painted white. There are 11 windows on each side of the church. Handrails on the stairs, facing the attic and crying are made of profile iron designed by the architect of the house. The outside of the church is lava and painted gray. In a church nave there is indirect lighting in the chimneys and 34 light balls in the air.
The church is heated with water from a district heating system. The altarpiece of Þorlákskirkja is called “Herra bjarg þú mér” and is a masonry by Gunnstein Gíslason made in the spirit of Matt. 14:28. The altar and pulpit are made of Icelandic greystone. Designed by Jörund Pálsson, an architect working in Sigurður Helgason’s Steinsmiðja, Kópavogur. The font is from Icelandic greywacke and gabbro. Drawn and made by the same. Candlestick on the floor, Swedish folk art, made of wrought iron. A small organ is Ingimundur Guðjónsson’s living room organ. The pipe organ is eighteen voices made by Björgvin Tómasson.
The architect of the church is Jörundur Pálsson. Jörundur also designed an altar, a pulpit made of Icelandic greystone and a baptismal font made of Icelandic gabbro. The altarpiece is a masonry by Gunnstein Gíslason. It is called “Lord, save me” and is based on verse 30 in the 14th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew. Drawings on the front door are by Jörund Pálsson. The carving is done by Erlendur Magnússon in Hveragerði. The symbols of the church are reminiscent of the sea.
Fish (ICHTHIS) are in a window over the inner door, on a drift for molding inside, on a chalice and a hook that is the only hand-knitted hook in the country, knitted from worsted yarn by Gunnar Markússon, headmaster and churchman.
The altarpiece is a gift from Kvenfélag Þorlákshafnar.
The front door is a gift from Útgerðarfélag Herjólfur.
The altar, pulpit and all interior doors, except sliding doors, are among the gifts from the Hlyn Sverrisson Church Building Fund.
The anchor is berthed by mb Friðrik Sigurðsson while boats here were still moored.
Sigþór Skæringsson built the cemetery
Bjarni Þórðarson built the outside of the church and the gardens between it and the cemetery.
The surroundings of the church are designed by landscape architect Hlín Sverrisdóttir
A work of art in the church’s corridor is by Ágústa Gunnarsdóttir. The artwork is called Þorlákur.
The master builder of the church was Sverrir Sigurjónsson.