Like in the rest of Scandinavia, Swedish Methodism began in the late 19th century, and in 1868, the Swedish Methodist church was established. In the early 20th century, Sweden hosted one of the largest Methodist conferences in Europe.
In 2012, the Annual Conference in Sweden left the connection and merged with the Baptist Church of Sweden and the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden, and created a new denomination, The Uniting Church in Sweden (Equmeniakyrkan). Former United Methodist district superintendent Lasse Svensson was elected as the first church leader of the denomination. The Uniting Church in Sweden and the United Methodist Church signed an agreement of full communion in 2015 both on a global and on a central conference level. This agreement was ratified by the 2016 General Conference.
Supervising elder: Nils-Gustav Sahlin, ng.sahlin(at)gmail.com