Roman Catholicism in the Falkland Islands

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There are over 230 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. The spiritual leader of the prefecture is Father Michael McPartland who was appointed in 2002. McPartland is a member of S.M.A. Fathers (Society of African Missions).[1]

The Eucharist is celebrated at RAF Mount Pleasant.[2]

St Mary's Catholic Church[edit]

St Mary's Catholic Church in Ross Road in Stanley is the sole Catholic Church on the Falkland Islands. It was blessed in 1899. On the west wall is a "pictorial history" of the Catholic Church in the Falkland Islands; it was illustrated by the local artist James Peck.

Major Religions of the Falkland Islands[edit]

Christianity Unknown Non-Religious
94.3% 3.4% 2.0%


  1. ^ Prefecture Apostolic of Falkland Islands from, retrieved 7 May 2015
  2. ^ Religion from, retrieved 7 May 2015

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Coordinates: 51°41′31″S 57°51′51″W / 51.69194°S 57.86417°W / -51.69194; -57.86417