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Sweden

swedenLike 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.


However, after a decline during the 1980’ies the Sweden Annual Conference decided to merge with the “Svenska Missionskyrkan” and the “Baptisk Union” to form the “Equmeniakyrkan” in 2011 (The Uniting Church in Sweden). A few local churches and pastors decided not to join in the merger and became a part of the Finland Swedish Provisional Annual Conference. A full communion agreement between the United Methodist Church and Equmeniakyrkan was signed in 2015 and ratified in 2016 at the General Conference.

 

Supervising elder: Nils-Gustav Sahlin, ng.sahlin(at)gmail.com

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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

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