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St Olav - St Olaf - St Olave


Olav Haraldson was a famous Viking, a famous king and after his death he became a famous saint.
  • From Novgorod in Russia to Minnesota in the USA, from North Cape to the Mediterranean Sea, we also today find churches, schools and colleges dedicated to his name. We have even come across a Gaelic football team with his name, but there is more - much more!
  • Share with us and the world, the info about your local St Olav establishment.

Send your St Olav information to: and we will include your St Olav info in the list below.


Trondheim domkirke

Skedsmo kirke



St Olave's Grammar School
Goddington Lane, Orpington, Kent BR6 9SH.

St Olave York  
St Olave's Vicarage, 52 Bootham, York YO3 7BZ.

St Olave Fritwell
The Vicarage, 44 Forge Place, Fritwell, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX6 9QQ.  

St Olave Gatcombe
The Vicarage, 5 Northcourt Close, Shorwell, Isle of Wight

St Olave Ramsey
The Rectory, Kirk Bride, Ramsey, Isle of Man.

St Mary with St Olave Bermondsey
30 Carrick Court, Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4EE.

St Olave Exeter
The Rectory, 3 Spicer Road, Exeter, Devon EX1 1SX.

St Olave Hart Street
St Olave's Rectory, 8 Hart Street, London EC3R 7NB.

St Olave Ruckland
The Rectory, South Ormsby, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 8QT.

St Olave Silver Street
St Vedast's Rectory, 4 Foster Lane, London EC2V 6HH.

St Olaf Bude
The Vicarage, Pughill, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9ER.

St Olave Woodberry Down
St Olave's Vicarage, Woodberry Down, London N4 2TW.

St Olave's Vicarage  
22 Church Walk, London SW16 5JH. Father Paul Ensor.

The Netherlands

Amsterdam (later called the Oude Zijds Kapel)

Deventer (one of the the centres of medieval religious life in the Netherlands)

Kampen (also a very important town in the Middle Ages)


St Olaf's GAA (Gaelic Football)
Club in Blackrock, Dublin

St Olaf's Primary School

Dublin: Ruins of a St Olaf's church.

Waterford: Ruins of a St Olaf's church.


St Olaf's College

Project consultant

The Reverend Canon John Toy, MA, PhD, Chancellor, York Minster, 4 York, England

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Updated March 9, 1996 - The Viking Network