Jógvan Fríðriksson

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The Right Reverend

Jógvan Fríðriksson
Bishop of the Faroe Islands
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ChurchChurch of the Faroe Islands
DioceseFaroe Islands
Elected3 October 2007
Installed1 December 2007
PredecessorHans Jacob Joensen
Consecration25 November 2007
Personal details
Born (1957-02-19) February 19, 1957 (age 63)
Strendur, Eysturoy, Faroe Islands
Alma materAarhus University

Jógvan Fríðriksson (born 19 February 1957 in Strendur) is the first bishop of the independent Church of the Faroe Islands.


Fríðriksson was born on February 19, 1957, to Frederik and Elsebeth Malena Johansen. As a young man he was a sailor and in 1985 graduated in theology from Aarhus University. He served as a parish priest in the local church in the Faroe Islands from February 1986. From 1992 to 2007 he was parish priest of the churches in Skála, Strendur, Selatrað and Oyndarfjørður in the Sjóvar Municipality on the island of Eysturoy. After the Diocese of the Faroe Islands became an independent church from the Church of Denmark in 2007, Fríðriksson was elected as its Bishop on October 3. On November 25, 2007, he was consecrated as a bishop in Tórshavn Cathedral and installed as bishop on December 1.[1]


  1. ^ "Biskupurin í Føroyum". Retrieved on 21 August 2018.