If you don’t like the priest…

24 07 2013

Build another church! Finnbogastaðir is situated on the cove Trekyllisvik in the Strandir District and is the setting of a modern movie called Jón og séra Jón.

All but two of the 44 inhabitants of this remote and isolated community in northwest Iceland declare a vote of no confidence in their parish priest and he is ordered to leave his post by the bishop. He obeys but seeks permission to stay at the farm where he has lived for 12 years, but is refused and is told to move away.

He is accused of a good deal; collecting all kinds of rubbish around the refectory farm, allowing the place to deteriorate and general incompetence as a farmer. In addition, he is said not being able to control his temper, to have isolated himself from his flock and because of his oddness and idiosyncrasies, while his sanity has also been questioned.

Finnbogastaðir has 2 churches right next to eachother because the townspeople did not like the priest. So they just built a new church!

Finnbogastaðir has 2 churches right next to each other because the townspeople did not like the priest. So they just built a new church when he would not leave.

Watch the movie trailer: http://vimeo.com/23812354

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