Church membership continues to decline

19.05.2022 - 14:13
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Church membership continues to decline
National church membership has dropped by 6.3 percent since 2001
The church in Sandavágur, Vágar
 

Fólkakirkjan, Faroese National Evangelical Lutheran Church, currently has 41,857 members, reports Statistics Faroe Islands.

This amounts to 78 percent of the total Faroese population.

The percentage of church members has been on a steady decline in recent years.

Last year’s figure was 78.6 percent, down from 84.3 percent 20 years ago.

There are 61 churches and 26 vicars in the Faroes.

 

Read the Faroese version of this article here.

More Faroese News in English.

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