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In 1856, the Danish-American pastor Christian Willerup founded the first Methodist church in Fredrikstad. He was sent from America where the Norwegian sailor Ole Peter Petersen had established a Norwegian- Danish Methodist church a few years earlier, and now it was time for some of the immigrants to go back home and tell their fellow citizens about their new experiences of faith.

After only some twenty years, the movement had grown to an actual annual conference with almost 3000 members. Despite quite a few crisis, the church grew steadily and today it numbers about 5000 professing members and about 7000 baptized members.

The Norwegian Methodism is distinguished by a strong commitment for social work through the foundation Bethanian and support mission in Sierre Leone, Zimbabwe, Liberia and Lithuania

Head Office

Metodistkirken i Norge
Address: Postboks 2744 St. Hanshaugen, NO-0131 Oslo, Norway
Office address: Akersbakken 37 A, Oslo
Phone: +47 23 33 27 00
Telefax: +47 23 33 27 01
E-mail: hovedkontoret(at)metodistkirken.no
Web site: www.metodistkirken.no

District Superintendents:

Knut Refsdal, Dyrevegen 15, 1532 Moss
Phone: + 47 996 38 969
Email: knut.refsdal(at)metodistkirken.no

Ingull Grefslie, Fjellveien 16, NO-1850 Mysen
Phone: + 47 99 73 21 19
E-mail: ingull.grefslie(at)metodistkirken.no


 

 

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ABOUT US

mapThe Nordic and Baltic episcopal area covers 7 countries Denmark,Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. We speak 9 official languages and use English as a common language.

Bishop Christian Alsted gives oversight to pastors, deacons, local churches, schools, hospitals, seminaries and diaconal institutions in the area.

Bishop emblemUnited Methodists hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith. We value the intellect and modern science, at the same time we see the Bible as the authoritative guide for faith and practice. Methodists recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions and to wrestle with difficult issues, and we do so with grace and compassion.

Methodists emphasize personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world. We value well-informed and passionate preaching, worship that is lively, and small groups where people can grow in faith.

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Rigensgade 21 A, DK - 1316
Copenhagen K - Denmark

E-mail: office(at)umc-ne.org

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