Religions of Faroe Islands

Religions of Faroe Islands
The majority of the Faroese population, approximately 85 percent, belongs to the Faroese Evangelical Lutheran Church.


The Faroe Islands is a diocese divided into 14 parishes with a total of 62 churches and 9 houses of prayer. There is a bishop, a dean and 21 ministers.

There are some organisations and associations attached to the Faroese Evangelical Lutheran Church, among them KFUK and KFUM, which correspond to YWCA and YMCA, Inner Mission and Evangelical Mission.

There are several other religious communities in the Faroes, the largest of which is the Plymouth Brethren. About 13 percent of the total population belong to this community.

Other religious communities are the Catholic Church, the Salvation Army, the Pentecostal Movement, Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah Witnesses, the Philadelphia congregation (a branch of the Pentecostal Movement) and the Bahá’í Faith.