Peter Fischer-Møller

Peter Fischer-Møller (born 29 June 1955 in Charlottenlund) is a Danish prelate who served as the Bishop of Roskilde from 2008 until 2022.

The Right Reverend

Peter Fischer-Møller
Bishop of Roskilde
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ChurchChurch of Denmark
In office2008-2022
PredecessorJan Lindhardt
SuccessorUlla Thorbjørn Hansen
Consecration27 April 2008
Personal details
Born (1955-06-29) 29 June 1955 (age 67)
SpouseBente Munk


Fischer-Møller became a student in 1973 at Øregaard Gymnasium, and studied mathematical-physical.. He went to Oxford to study English literature . Although Fischer-Møller was to be a lawyer as his father wished, he chose to become a theology student at the University of Copenhagen. In the summer of 1983, he completed his studies. Peter Fischer-Møller gained a cand.theol. specializing in N. F. S. Grundtvig.


In 1984 Peter Fischer-Møller was ordained as priest and became the parish priest of Terslev and Ørslev Sogne north of Haslev. In 1999 he also became the parish priest of Ringsted-Sorø. At the same time, Fischer-Møller worked as a lecturer at Haslev Seminary and Preschool.


Jan Lindhardt retired as Bishop of Roskilde in 2008 and choose Peter Fischer-Møller as one of five candidates to succeed him. At the first election, Fischer-Møller and Henrik Wigh-Poulsen, editor and head of the Grundtvig Academy, received the majority of votes with 562 each. Poul Joachim Stender received twelve votes less and protested over the election results, as there were more voters than ballot papers. Church Minister Birthe Rønn Hornbech joined the case, and the election board left the election. Peter Fischer-Møller received 693 votes and Poul Joachim Stender received 669 votes. Henrik Wigh-Poulsen received 625 votes, but only two candidates passed on to the decisive ballot. At the 2nd round, Fischer-Møller received 1174 votes while his opponent Poul Joachim Stenders 1055 votes. On 27 April 2008 Peter Fischer-Møller was consecrated bishop in Roskilde Cathedral and became the 7th bishop of Roskilde. On 1 May 2008 he was formally installed and took office as a bishop after Jan Lindhardt. On 1 January 2010 he became Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Plunkett, John. "Portræt: Et glimt af Peter Fischer-Møller", TV2, Copenhagen, 3 April 2008. Retrieved on 05 August 2017.
  2. ^ Vincents, C. "Menighedsråd og præster skal med på råd", Kristeligt Dagblad, Copenhagen, 9 January 2008. Retrieved on 05 August 2017.
  3. ^ Vincents, C. "Peter Fischer-Møller er ny biskop", Kristeligt Dagblad, Copenhagen, 9 January 2008. Retrieved on 05 August 2017.