Sjømannskirken

Info in english

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Sjømannskirken – Norwegian Church Abroad, is a non-profit organization with a commission from the Parliament to serve Norwegians abroad. 30 churches serve as social and cultural meeting places for around 900.000 annually. In addition, 7 chaplains cover around 80 countries visiting Norwegian communities and students. Norwegian oil installations in the North Sea are also frequently visited by 7 chaplains.

Main office in Bergen, Norway.

Yearly budget 215 million NOK. (1/3 from the Government, 2/3 from private sponsors and companies)

1000 weddings per year.

2500 visits to Norwegian vessels per year.

4300 visits to hospitalized per year.

1800 church services per year.

230 agreements with companies and universities on Emergency response and the handling of crises. We represent a resource for both Norwegian and international staff in these matters. See more here.

On-line next of kin centre on “krisekontakt.no”. More info here.

Here is a list of all the churches, some of them also have information in English.

Some of our churches have business lunches for all employees in Scandinavian companies.


If you have further questions, please write to info@sjomannskirken.no or call + 47 55 55 22 55.