North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church

North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church

The North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church (German: Nordelbische Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche) is a Protestant church in Northern Germany, which largely covers the area of the states of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg where it is the most important Protestant denomination. It has 2.1 million members (as of 2006) in 595 parishes, constituting 46% of the population of its district.

It is a full member of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany, and the Lutheran World Federation (joined 1977)[1]]. The church is also a member of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe.

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History

The North Elbian Church was founded in 1977 by the merger of four former state churches:

It is named after its location north of the River Elbe.

Prominent buildings

The most prominent church buildings are Schleswig Cathedral, Lübeck Cathedral and St. Michaelis in Hamburg.

Practices

Ordination of women and blessing of same-sex unions are allowed.[citation needed]

Future

The North Elbian Church is planning to merge with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mecklenburg and the Pomeranian Evangelical Church in 2012. The merged church will be called the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Northern Germany.

List of bishops

  • Hamburg district (seat St. Michaelis Church, Hamburg; since 2008, Hamburg-Lübeck)
    • 1977 - 1983: Hans-Otto Wölber
    • 1983 - 1992: Peter Krusche
    • 1992 - 2010: Maria Jepsen[2]
    • 2011 - today: Kirsten Fehrs
  • Holstein-Lübeck district (seat Lübeck Cathedral)
    • 1964 - 1981: Friedrich Hübner, until 1977 bishop of Holstein in Kiel
    • 1981 - 1991: Ulrich Wilckens
    • 1991 - 2001: Karl Ludwig Kohlwage
    • 2001 - 2008: Bärbel Wartenberg-Potter
  • Schleswig district (seat Schleswig Cathedral; since 2008, Schleswig and Holstein)
    • 1967 - 1978: Alfred Petersen
    • 1979 - 1990: Karlheinz Stoll
    • 1991 - 2008: Hans-Christian Knuth
    • 2008 - today: Gerhard Ulrich[1]

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