Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany is landeskirche of the Evangelical Church in Germany, also called Nordkirche (North Church). It was established on 27 May 2012 as a merger of the North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mecklenburg, and the Pomeranian Evangelical Church. There are five bishops (7/2016): One Landesbischof as presiding bishop and four bischops for three districts (called "Sprengel"):

  • Landesbischof Gerhard Ulrich (Schwerin)
  • Sprengel Schleswig und Holstein: Bischof Gothard Magaard (Schleswig)
  • Sprengel Hamburg und Lübeck: Bischöfin Kirsten Fehrs (Hamburg)
  • Sprengel Mecklenburg und Pommern: Bischof Dr. Andreas von Malzahn (Schwerin)
  • Sprengel Mecklenburg und Pommern: Bischof Dr. Hans-Jürgen Abromeit (Greifswald)

The Sprengel of Mecklenburg and Pommern got two bishops because of the latest merger of the former regional churches of Mecklenbrug and Pommern with Nordelbien. After a period of transition there will only be one bishop for the Sprengel. The headquarters (Landeskirchenamt) are based in Kiel and in Schwerin.


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