Religion In The Falkland Islands

Religion on the Falkland Islands is predominantly Christianity, of which the primary denominations are Church of England, Roman Catholic, United Free Church, and Lutheran. Smaller numbers are of Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh-day Adventists and Greek Orthodox are also to be found, with the latter being due to Greek fishermen passing through. There is also a Bahá'í congregation.[1] In the 2006 census most islanders identified themselves as Christian (67.2 percent), followed by those who refused to answer or had no religious affiliation (31.5 percent). The remaining 1.3 percent (39 people) were adherents of other faiths.[2]

Anglican

The Anglican Parish of the Falkland Islands is an extra-provincial church in the Anglican Communion. The principal Anglican place of worship in the Falkland Islands is Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley.

Roman Catholic

There are over 230 Roman Catholics in the Falkland Islands, approximately 10% of the total population. There are no dioceses in the islands, instead they form an apostolic prefecture which was erected in January 1952. St Mary's Catholic Church in Ross Road in Stanley is the sole Catholic Church on the Falkland Islands. Outside of Stanley, the Eucharist is celebrated at RAF Mount Pleasant.[3]

Nonconformist

The United Free Church in the Falkland Islands has five congregations with 120 active members. The Tabernacle, one of the five congregations is in Stanley and it was established in 1899.[4]

Notes

  1. ^ "Falkland Islands Bahá'í Community Newsletter". Horizon.co.fk. Archived from the original on October 10, 2007. Retrieved 2010. 
  2. ^ "Falkland Islands Census Statistics, 2006" (PDF). Falkland Islands Government. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 December 2010. Retrieved 2010. 
  3. ^ Religion from FalklandIslands.com, retrieved 7 May 2015
  4. ^ http://www.worldmap.org/maps/other/profiles/falkland%20islands/Falkland%20Island%20Profile.pdf?PHPSESSID=d7f5aa1f3005b1a9ac85ccf083e4d109

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