Facts about the church
Masthuggskyrkan, located on the hill above the Stigbergstorget, is one of Gothenburg’s best viewpoints. The church was designed by Sigfrid Ericson, and was inaugurated in 1914. It is built in a national romantic style reminiscent of the Viking Age and medieval period, and is regarded as one of the best examples in the country. The timbered roof is reminiscent of both the old Swedish tradition and the construction of a hull. Indigenous materials and skilled craftsmanship enhance the genuine style. The church is surrounded by walls of stone that create the feeling of a monastery.
In 2008 the church underwent internal renovations in which the floor was straightened along the northern cross arm and beneath the chancel. At the same time seven benches were removed on each side and replaced with loose chairs. This allows the furnishing to be varied in connection with services and concerts.
Masthuggskyrkan is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. They come to see the famous architecture and the beautiful view, but also for a moment of prayer and reflection.
The Masthugg congregation was founded in 1908 during a new division of congregations in Gothenburg. Today the congregation has about 8 400 members. The district offers accommodation to many young people in student apartments and older, smaller apartments. The district also has an artistic touch contributed by many artists and craftspeople.
A church service is celebrated in Masthuggskyrkan every Sunday at 11 AM, as well as several times during the week.