Avril Lavigne is a member of the Catholic faith. According to Billboard, she was raised in a "devout Christian household." It is unclear if she is currently a practicing Catholic.
Although Lavigne has not discussed her religious beliefs at length, her family was very religious as she was growing up. She began to sing with her mother in church as a child. The first song she sang solo in public was "Near the Heart of God" at 10 years old. Lavigne and her ex-husband Deryck Whibley had a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony when they married in 2006, but her wedding to Chad Kroeger in 2013 was not religious.