Stake History[]

1974 Denmark's First Stake[]

The missionary work in Denmark functioned under the jurisdiction of the Scandinavian Mission until 1905 when it was renamed the Danish-Norwegian Mission. On 1 April 1920, the Danish Mission was organized. During World War II all missionaries from the United States were withdrawn, but work continued through the service of local Danish missionaries. A number of members emigrated to the United States at the end of the war. Between 1966 and 1974, convert baptisms varied from 50 to 200 each year. By 1971, Church membership in Denmark totaled 4,193 people in three districts.

The Copenhagen Denmark Stake, the first in Denmark and in all of Scandinavia, was created on 16 June 1974. On 25 January 1975, a Danish government committee classified the Church as a Christian religion, opening the way for the Church to enjoy the privileges of other Christian organizations in Denmark.

President Spencer W. Kimball spoke to 3,800 members at an area conference in Copenhagen in August 1976. Richard Swett, a Church member and two-term Congressman, was sworn-in as U.S. ambassador to Denmark on 5 September 1998.

Denmark Home Centered Church Opportunities[]

We teach that true religion begins in the home: "Home Centered / Church Supported". To that end families may consider the following local resources and programs to strengthen your core beliefs and values:

1. Come Follow Me: - Daily & Weekly family gospel study
2. Vanguard Scouting: - Featuring age-appropriate Family Activities, Service, Crafts, Field Trips, & Outdoor Adventures. The Benefits of Scouting are many, and there are lots of personal growth ideas to help your family pursue the new Churchwide Children & Youth Program.
3. LIFE School Curriculum: an LDS gospel based homeschool program that is built on the foundation of the scriptures, giving the child a sense of who he is and setting him on the path of discovering his divine mission. It is presented in a four year chronological rotation, integrating all areas of study to create a clear picture of the history of our world.
4. Family History: Resources to help you explore your family tree

    • Mormon Pioneers - 200+ stories of early faithful Latter-day Saint pioneers.
    • Familypedia - Come help build Denmark's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.

5. Stripling Warriors on Facebook - LDS Children preparing to build Zion across Utah and around the world.
6. Local Recreation:

    • Danish Scouting - Outdoor Trails, camping, museums and other family attractions.
    • Pioneer Treks

See Also[]

Copenhagen Denmark Temple[]


The Copenhagen Denmark Temple is the 118th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (LDS Church) and the 1st temple completed in Metropolitan Denmark. It was the second temple built from an existing building, following the Vernal Utah Temple (1997). The temple is a total renovation of the neo-classical Priorvej chapel, which was built in 1931 and dedicated by Elder John A. Widtsoe of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.