Vardø church located in Vardø parish in the Varanger deanery. It is built of brick and was built in 1958. The church has rectangular plan and 432 seats. Architect: Eyvind Moestue.
Vardø church is a church in concrete with lower and narrower choir, high gable roof and tall and pointed disk-shaped tower in the west.
The church is designed by architect Eivind Moestue in a modern idiom, and was taken in use in 1958 after the previous church on the site burned down in 1944.
In the meantime they used parish house as a temporary church. The churchroom is naves, with towering concrete pillars at the transition between the nave and the narrow side aisles, and over the armory and entrance there is organ gallery.
The Russian Orthodox wooden cross during gallery parapet is originally a headstone from around 1900 from a Russian cemetery.
Altarpiece entitled «Tribute to creation» and is a large triangular field of ceramic tiles, made of Margrethe and Jens von der Lippe. The central subject of the photo is Jesus, surrounded by various symbols of the heavenly and the earthly: Lilies, birds, fish and a dove with olive branch.
To the right of the choir screen hangs a painting that was an altarpiece in the church that burned down in 1944. The picture was painted by Axel Ender and was given to the church in 1895.
Sources: Rasmussen, Alf Henry: Our churches. Norwegian church lexicon, Kirkenær 1993 Skotnes, Roger: Church and parishes in Kiberg and Vardø, Vardø 1999.