Evangelical Reformed Church of the Canton of Zürich

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The Evangelical-Reformed Church of the Canton of Zürich is a Reformed State Church in Zürich. In 2004 it had 533,000 members and 179 parishes with 900 house fellowships and 520 ordained clergy.[1] Official language is German. It is a member of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches.[2] The denomination has Presbyterian-Synodal church government.[3]

The church traces back its roots to the 16th century Reformation, and Ulrich Zwingli. The Reformation came to Zürich in 1519.[4] Amog Geneva it become the headquarters of the Swiss Reformation.[5]

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  1. ^ http://www.zh.ref.ch/kirchgemeinden www.zh.ref.ch/kirchgemeinden
  2. ^ http://www.reformiert-online.net/adressen/detail.php?id=13319&lg=eng
  3. ^ http://www.zh.ref.ch/organisation/kirchensynode www.zh.ref.ch/organisation/kirchensynode
  4. ^ http://www.zh.ref.ch/startseite/projektplattform www.zh.ref.ch/startseite/projektplattform
  5. ^ http://www.zh.ref.ch/startseite/refjubilaeum/ablaufbersichtneudef..pdf www.zh.ref.ch/startseite/refjubilaeum/ablaufbersichtneudef..pdf