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Choirs in Hallgrímskirkja

Welcome to the website of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland.

The ELCI is a National church with approximately 250.000 members which is close to 80% of the population. The Church is open to everyone living in Iceland regardless of nationalities.

The are close to 280 congregations around the country and close to 160 pastors and deacons work in the church, in congregations, hospitals and institution.

Many congregations are small,  approxiamately 120 have less than 100 members. Services are held every Sunday in congregations of 2000 people or more but less freqently in smaller congregations.

Most of the pastorates have varied programs with children and youth work, pastoral care and counseling and teaching. In addition most of the congregations have church choirs and in many of the larger congregations music forms part of the children and youth work. Around 2000 Icelanders are active in church choirs.

The vision of ELCI

ELCI is a vital and powerful movement of people who journey together in the faith in God through Jesus Christ
ELCI is a visible, colourful and growing Communion that awakens and nourishes Christian worship and spirituality
ELCI meets everyone on his/her journey, renders service and shelter
ELCI is a forum for social dialogue in the light of the Christian Faith
ELCI enpowers people to serve God and Neigbour.