Diocese of Gothenburg

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Diocese of Gothenburg
Göteborgs stift
Göteborg stift vapen.svg
Arms of the diocese of Gothenburg
Location
Country Sweden
Deaneries 16 kontrakt[1]
Coordinates 57°42′16″N 11°57′55″E / 57.70444°N 11.96528°E / 57.70444; 11.96528Coordinates: 57°42′16″N 11°57′55″E / 57.70444°N 11.96528°E / 57.70444; 11.96528
Statistics
Parishes 124[1]
Congregations 196[1]
Information
Denomination Church of Sweden
Established 1620[2]
Cathedral Gothenburg Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop Susanne Rappmann
Metropolitan Archbishop Antje Jackelén
Map
Map of Diocese of Gothenburg.svg
Website
svenskakyrkan.se/goteborgsstift

The diocese of Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborgs stift) is a diocese of the Church of Sweden. Since march 2018, the bishop has been Susanne Rappmann. The diocese includes the provinces of Bohuslän, Halland, and south-west parts of Västergötland. The episcopal see of the diocese is in Gothenburg Cathedral.

List of Superintendents of Gothenburg[edit]

  • Sylvester Johannis Phrygius (1620-1628)
  • Andreas Johannis Prytz (1629–1647)
  • Ericus Brunnius (1647–1664)

List of Bishop of Gothenburg[edit]

  • Zacharias Klingius (1665–1671)
  • Laurentius Thoreri Billichius (1671–1678)
  • Daniel Larsson Wallerius (1678–1689)
  • Johan Carlberg (1689–1701)
  • Georg Wallin the elder (1701–1702)
  • Laurentius Norrmannus (1702–1703)
  • Olaus Nezelius (1703–1710)
  • Johan Poppelman (1711–1725)
  • Erik Benzelius the younger (1726–1731)
  • Jakob Benzelius (1731–1744)
  • Georg Wallin the younger (1745–1760)
  • Erik Lamberg (1760–1780)
  • Johan Wingård (1781–1819)
  • Carl Fredrik af Wingård (1818–1839)
  • Anders Bruhn (1840–1856)
  • Gustaf Daniel Björck (1856–1888)
  • Edvard Herman Rodhe (1888–1929)
  • Carl Block (1929–1948)
  • Bo Giertz (1949–1970)
  • Bertil Gärtner (1970–1991)
  • Lars Eckerdal (1991–2003)
  • Carl Axel Aurelius (2003–2011)
  • Per Eckerdal (2011–2018)
  • Susanne Rappmann (2018-present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Församling - Pastorat - Kontrakt" (in Swedish). Church of Sweden. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Göteborgs stift". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 August 2011.  (subscription required)

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