On December 15 2019, the Norwegian Church celebrated its 150 year anniversary with a special event which reflected on the Church’s history and its meaning to the people of Cardiff. The Norwegian Church is the oldest church built overseas by the Norwegian Seamen’s Mission to survive intact and it stands as a reminder of when Cardiff was one of the greatest sea ports in the World and also of our continued friendship with our twin city of Hordaland. The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Dan De’ath said “It is testament to our warm friendship that, through the joint efforts of those both in Cardiff and in Hordaland, we have this landmark building here for us all to enjoy today and I hope long into the future.” Ken Poole, Head of Economic Development at Cardiff Council added “Sitting proudly in the heart of Cardiff Bay, watching over the freshwater lake created by the Barrage, the Norwegian Church is emblematic of the city’s recent urban renaissance. Whilst the Church itself has changed over the years, it has always remained part of our city’s heritage, epitomising Cardiff’s dynamic global growth and the links that were established in building the city.” The anniversary was recognised by King Harald V of Norway who sent a special greeting for the occasion which the County Mayor of Hordaland, Pål Kårbø presented to the Lord Mayor to be displayed in the Church.