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    Norway Click here for the Norway Mormon Newsroom

    4,623

    Total Church Membership

    0.09% 1-in-1143

    Population vs. Church Members

    2

    Stakes

    22

    Congregations

    11 Wards
    11 Branches

    15

    Family History Centers

    15

    1

    Missions

    History

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized in 1830 in the United States of America, in New York. The Book of Mormon was translated into Danish in 1850 - the first language other than English – which was used in early proselytizing in Norway. The first missionaries came to Norway in 1851 and the first two congregations were organized in July 1852. By 1930 there were over 8,000 members.

    Large numbers of members emigrated to the United States from the late 1800s until  after World War II, which limited expansion of the Church in Norway. Post-war, Norway has become an increasingly secular country. Despite this secularization, there are now 2nd and 3rd generation faithful members and strong Church leadership in Norway.

    Today the Church is registered as a religious denomination with the legal right to perform marriages. Total membership reached 4,600 in 2017.

    
    
    

    Journalist contact:

    Dag Aanensen
    National Director Public Affairs Norway
    E-mail
    Phone: 47 98022927

     

    Africa

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    578,944

    Members

    2,010

    Congregations

    Missions

    32Missions

    Family History Centers

    281

    Temples

    3Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,181,411

    Members

    2,124

    Congregations

    Missions

    44Missions

    Family History Centers

    336

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    512,269

    Members

    1,408

    Congregations

    Missions

    42Missions

    Family History Centers

    704

    Temples

    12Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,254,663

    Members

    18,167

    Congregations

    Missions

    192Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,530

    Temples

    109Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    552,825

    Members

    1,251

    Congregations

    Missions

    18Missions

    Family History Centers

    299

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,038,057

    Members

    5,546

    Congregations

    Missions

    94Missions

    Family History Centers

    941

    Temples

    17Temples