Lutheran Diocese of Cieszyn

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Saviour Church in Bielsko-Biała

The Diocese of Cieszyn is the smallest diocese of the 6 from the Polish Lutheran Church. The diocese is situated in Bielsko-Biała.


The Diocese of Cieszyn comprises Bielsko County and Cieszyn County in Silesian Voivodship, mostly encompassing the Polish part of the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia (only the parish in Biała lies without historical Cieszyn Silesia).


Cieszyn Silesia was historically inhabited by a large Lutheran minority since the 16th century. A structure of parishes within Austrian Lutheran Church was established after issuing the Patent of Toleration in 1781. After the World War I, fall of Austria-Hungary, Polish–Czechoslovak War and division of Cieszyn Silesia in 1920 the parishes that became a part of the Second Polish Republic joined Polish Lutheran Church, first as a seniority, in 1936 transformed into diocese.

List of Bishops[edit]

List of parishes[edit]

22 parishes belong to the Diocese of Cieszyn:

Parish Established Churches Photo
Biała (Bielsko-Biała) 1781 Marthin Luther Church in Bielsko-Biała; Filial church in Salmopol; Marthin Luther Church in Bielsko-Biała
Bielsko (Bielsko-Biała) 1782 Saviour Church in Bielsko-Biała; Saviour Church in Bielsko-Biała
Stare Bielsko (Bielsko-Biała) 1814 John the Baptist Church in Bielsko-Biała; Filial church in Kamienica (Bielsko-Biała) John the Baptist Church in Bielsko-Biała
Bładnice 2000 Lutheran church in Bładnice POL Bładnice Lutheran Church.JPG
Brenna-Górki 1992 Lutheran church in Brenna; Filial church in Górki; POL Brenna Kościół EA Ap. Bartłomieja 1.jpg
Cieszyn 1709 Jesus Church in Cieszyn; Filial churches or chapels in Bażanowice, Gumna, Hażlach, Krasna, Marklowice, Ogrodzona, Puńców and Zamarski Cieszyn 57.jpg
Cisownica 1986 Lutheran church in Cisownica; POL Cisownica Kościół EA Jana Chrzciciela.JPG
Czechowice-Dziedzice Lutheran church in Czechowice-Dziedzice; POL Czechowice-Dziedzice Zbór EA 1.JPG
Dzięgielów 2005 Lutheran church in Dzięgielów; POL Dzięgielów Kościół EA EBEN-EZER 1.JPG
Drogomyśl 1788 Lutheran church in Drogomyśl; Filial churches in Pruchna and Bąków; POL Drogomyśl Kościół EA.JPG
Goleszów 1785 Lutheran church in Goleszów; Filial churches or chapels in Godziszów, Kisielów, Kozakowice Dolne and Leszna Górna; POL Goleszów Kościół EA 1.JPG
Istebna 1999 Lutheran church in Istebna; POL Istebna Kościół ewangelicki 1.jpg
Jaworze 1782 Lutheran church in Jaworze; Filial churches in Jasienica, Wapienica and Świętoszówka Kościół ewangelicko-augsburski w Jaworzu 4.JPG
Międzyrzecze 1864 Lutheran church in Międzyrzecze Górne; Filial church in Mazańcowice POL Międzyrzecze Górne Kościół EA 5.JPG
Skoczów 1866 Lutheran church in Skoczów; Filial churches in Dębowiec, Pierściec and Simoradz Ewangelicko-augsburski kościół św. Trójcy w Skoczowie.jpg
Ustroń 1785 Lutheran church in Ustroń; Filial churches in Dobka, Polana and Lipowiec Kościół Ewangelicko-Augsburski w Ustroniu 1.JPG
Wieszczęta-Kowale 1994 Lutheran church in Wieszczęta; POL WIeszczęta Kościół Pojednania 2.JPG
Wisła-Centrum 1782 Lutheran church in Wisła; Kościół ewangelicko-augsburski Wisła 2014.JPG
Wisła-Czarne 1994 Lutheran church in Wisła-Czarne; POL Wisła Czarne Kościół EA 2.JPG
Wisła-Głębce 1994 Lutheran church in Wisła-Głębce; POL Wisła Kościół EA Wisła-Głębce 1.jpg
Wisła-Jawornik 1994 Lutheran church in Wisła-Jawornik; POL Wisła Jawornik Kościół EA 2.JPG
Wisła-Malinka 1994 Lutheran church in Wisła-Malinka; POL Wisła Malinka Kościół EA.JPG


  • Michejda, Karol (1992). Z historii Kościoła ewangelickiego na Śląsku Cieszyńskim [From the history of Lutheran Church in Cieszyn Silesia] (in Polish). Katowice: Dom Wydawniczy i Księgarski „Didache“. ISBN 83-85572-00-7. 

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