Evangelical Reformed Church in Bavaria and Northwestern Germany

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The Evangelical Reformed Church – Synod of Reformed Churches in Bavaria and Northwestern Germany (German: Evangelisch-reformierte Kirche – Synode evangelisch-reformierter Kirchen in Bayern und Nordwestdeutschland) is a Reformed member church of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD).

It has its seat in Leer (East Frisia). The church has 177,005 parish members in 142 parishes (December 2015)[1] and is one of the two reformed churches within the EKD. Member of the Reformed Alliance.[2] It belonged also to the Confederation of Evangelical Churches in Lower Saxony, and joined 2003 of the Union of Evangelical Churches in Germany. It is also a member of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe. The main church of the Evangelical Reformed Church is the Große Kirche ("great church") in Leer.

Practices[edit]

Ordination of women and blessing of same-sex unions were allowed.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland - Kirchemitgliederzahlen Stand 31.12.2015 EKD Januar 2017
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 13, 2014. Retrieved April 13, 2014.  www.reformierter-bund.de/side.php?news_id=113&part_id=0&navi=1
  3. ^ Grafschafter Nachrichten:Die Kirche hat ein Zeichen gesetzt

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