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    Ireland Click here for the Ireland Mormon Newsroom

    3,985

    Total Church Membership

    0.08% 1-in-1241

    Population vs. Church Members

    1

    Stakes

    13

    Congregations

    5 Wards
    8 Branches

    3

    Family History Centers

    3

    History

    In 1840 Thomas Tate became the first Latter-day Saint convert in Ireland when he was baptized near Belfast by John Taylor of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. For much of the early history of the Church in Ireland, preaching was centered around Belfast. It was not until 1850 that Edward Sutherland, a native of Dublin who had been baptized in London, made the first sustained effort to preach in Dublin. Despite public ridicule during his preaching, Sutherland found some success and organized the first branch in Dublin in 1850. By 1856 there were over 200 Church members in Ireland, mostly in the north; however, many Church members from both the south and the north later emigrated. The Dublin Branch was closed in 1863.

    Though many Irish emigrants joined the Church overseas, the Dublin Branch was reorganized in 1901 with mostly German immigrant members. At the time of Irish independence in 1922, these families and other converts made up a faithful core of Saints, trusting in the Lord to guide their paths (see Proverbs 3:5–6) as a tiny minority in the country. The organization of the Irish Mission in 1962 led to a period of rapid growth during which the first Church-built meetinghouse was completed in 1971. The Dublin Ireland Stake was organized in 1995, and Church membership in Ireland surpassed 3,000 in 2012.

    Contacts

    Terry McKenna
    Director of Public Affairs, Northern Ireland
    Email
    Phone: +44790 5978497

    Africa

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    666,508

    Members

    2,327

    Congregations

    Missions

    35Missions

    Family History Centers

    343

    Temples

    4Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,230,515

    Members

    2,130

    Congregations

    Missions

    44Missions

    Family History Centers

    354

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    497,436

    Members

    1,374

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    654

    Temples

    14Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,419,307

    Members

    18,256

    Congregations

    Missions

    173Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,543

    Temples

    110Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    572,895

    Members

    1,283

    Congregations

    Missions

    17Missions

    Family History Centers

    304

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,178,375

    Members

    5,570

    Congregations

    Missions

    95Missions

    Family History Centers

    1,000

    Temples

    21Temples