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] It is a member of the Conference of Churches on the Rhine.

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

Zentrum für Migrationskirchen (literally: Centre for migration churches) comprises eight Protestant churches from four continents, situated in the former church hall of the Reformed Church of the Canton of Zürich in Zürich-Wipkingen, being a unique centre in Switzerland for the so-called migration churches.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "Die neue Webpräsenz der Reformierten Kirche". Reformierte Kirche Kanton Zürch. 
  2. ^ Fasse, Christoph. "Address data base of Reformed churches and institutions". www.reformiert-online.net. 
  3. ^ "Die neue Webpräsenz der Reformierten Kirche". Reformierte Kirche Kanton Zürch. 
  4. ^ "Die neue Webpräsenz der Reformierten Kirche". Reformierte Kirche Kanton Zürch. 
  5. ^ "Die neue Webpräsenz der Reformierten Kirche" (PDF). Reformierte Kirche Kanton Zürch. 
  6. ^ Michael Meier (2014-12-23). "Sie wollen uns den Glauben zurückbringen" (in German). Tages-Anzeiger. Retrieved 2014-12-25. 
  7. ^ Matthias Scharrer (2014-11-14). "Dinah Hess: "Alle haben ihre Eigenarten –aber alles gehört zusammen"" (in German). Limmattaler Zeitung. Retrieved 2014-12-25. 

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