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    Norway Click here for the Norway Mormon Newsroom

    4,598

    Total Church Membership

    0.09% 1-in-1149

    Population vs. Church Members

    2

    Stakes

    21

    Congregations

    11 Wards
    10 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

    621,448

    Members

    2,150

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    329

    Temples

    3Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,206,148

    Members

    2,139

    Congregations

    Missions

    45Missions

    Family History Centers

    349

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    493,970

    Members

    1,382

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    645

    Temples

    12Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,336,465

    Members

    18,071

    Congregations

    Missions

    182Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,542

    Temples

    110Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    562,341

    Members

    1,253

    Congregations

    Missions

    17Missions

    Family History Centers

    302

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,093,363

    Members

    5,541

    Congregations

    Missions

    95Missions

    Family History Centers

    971

    Temples

    17Temples