Church of Iceland

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland

Hallgrímskirkja (Church of Hallgrímur) in Reykjavík.

Classification

Protestant

Orientation

Lutheranism

Polity

Episcopal

Associations

Lutheran World Federation,

World Council of Churches,

Conference of European Churches,

Porvoo Communion

Geographical area

Iceland

Origin

1540

Branched from

Church of Denmark

Members

252,948[1]

Official Website

http://www.kirkjan.is/

The National Church of Iceland, or Þjóðkirkjan, formally called the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland, is the state church in Iceland. Like the established churches in the other Nordic countries, the National Church of Iceland professes the Lutheran branch of Christianity. Its head is the Bishop of Iceland. The current bishop of Iceland is The Rev. Karl Sigurbjörnsson.

From: Wikipedia



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