Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir

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The Right Reverend

Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir
Bishop of Iceland
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Sigurðardóttir in 2012
ChurchChurch of Iceland
PredecessorKarl Sigurbjörnsson
Consecration24 June 2012
by Karl Sigurbjörnsson, Bishop of Iceland
Personal details
Born (1954-10-19) 19 October 1954 (age 64)
Ísafjörður, Iceland
Previous postDean of the Western Fjords

Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir (born 19 October 1954) was elected Bishop of Iceland in 2012.

She is the first woman to be elected a Bishop of the Church of Iceland.[1]

Agnes was born in Ísafjörður. She has the degree of Cand. theol., University of Iceland (1981). From 1999 and before her election, she served as the dean of the Western Fjords.[1] Agnes Sigurðardóttir is divorced. She has three children. She has been active in Iceland’s music life, playing the piano and organ and singing in choirs.[2]


  1. ^ a b "First woman to be elected bishop takes office today".
  2. ^ lars. "Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir: The Bishop who is spring cleaning the church — Nordic Labour Journal". Retrieved 28 June 2018.

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Preceded by
Karl Sigurbjörnsson
Bishop of Iceland
24 June 2012–present