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    Norway Click here for the Norway Mormon Newsroom

    4,564

    Total Church Membership

    0.09% 1-in-1165

    Population vs. Church Members

    2

    Stakes

    20

    Congregations

    11 Wards
    9 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

    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