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The Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sörforsa

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    Photo: Elisabeth Andersson, Jesu Hjärtas Kapells Vänner
  • / Inside the chapel
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  • / Saint Joseph and the Tabernacle with the lamp of eternity
    Photo: Elisabeth Andersson, Jesu Hjärtas Kapells Vänner
  • / Procession by The Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
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    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
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    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk

Catholic chapel close to the trail of Stråsjö, in Sörforsa.
Logding might be possible nearby. 
Pilgrim stamp is available. Contact us for the stamp, or for a short guided tour inside the chapel.


 The first Catholic chapel north of Gävle after the Reformation. Inaugurated in 1909. The chapel was built because the workers at the flax mill factory needed a Catholic chapel. They came from Bohemia (around present Austria and the Czech Republic), and from Ireland.

The chapel belongs to the Church of Saint Paul, Gävle. Mass is usually celebrated every Sunday, either at 11am or 4.30pm

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In connection to worship, visit the website

Or according to agreement during booking, 076-133 07 08


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Elisabeth Andersson
Updated: June 02, 2020

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Getting there

From the E4 you take the Router 84 towards Ljusdal. Follow signs towards Sörforsa. After the center with the ICA store, there is a sign: Catholic Chapel (Katolska Kapellet). 
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With wheelchair, you can enter the sacristy from the back of the chapel.


Parking space by the old Flax Mill Factory.
The chapel is visible from the parking lot, about 75 metres distance on Linvägen.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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The Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sörforsa

Linvägen 10
820 65 Forsa
Phone 076-133 07 08

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