The Church of Norway confesses an Apostolic, Christian faith, based on God’s revelations in the Bible. In all the services in the Church of Norway, the creed is confessed by the congregation. Usually the Apostles’ creed is used, as a distillate of the apostles’ (Jesus’ disciples) teaching.
The Church of Norway has represented the main expression of religious belief in Norway for a thousand years. It has belonged to the Evangelical Lutheran branch of the Christian church since the 16th century, and has been a state church since then until 2012. Around 70 per cent of Norway’s population are currently baptized members.