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.
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