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Lutheran Church in Great Britain

The Lutheran Church in Great Britain is a Lutheran church, operating in Great Britain (The Lutheran Church in Ireland operates in Ireland).

Services of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain are conducted in English (in Birmingham, Bradford, Corby, Edinburgh, Harrogate, Leeds, London, Manchester and Nottingham), Chinese (in London), Polish (in Edinburgh, High Wycombe, London and Reading), Swahili (in London and Reading), with a Nordic congregation in Liverpool worshipping in Swedish, Norwegian and occasionally Finnish and Danish. In addition, the LCiGB is active in university chaplaincy at Leeds Universities, the chaplaincy at Leicester University (University of Leicester Chaplaincy) and Birmingham University (University of Birmingham Chaplaincy). Dr Martin Lind, former Bishop of the Diocese of Linköping in the Church of Sweden was received as the 3rd Bishop of LCiGB on 11 January 2014.

The Lutheran Church in Great Britain is a member church of the Lutheran World Federation and of the Council of Lutheran Churches, the umbrella organization for Lutheran churches in GB. It was an observer in the Porvoo Communion of Anglican and Lutheran churches in Europe from 2009, and was accepted by the Presiding Bishops of the Communion for full membership in 2013,[1] formally signing the Porvoo Declaration in September 2014.[2] It is, in common with many Lutheran Churches,[3] led by a Bishop (currently Rt Revd Dr Martin Lind) and by a Council (Trustees) elected at the Annual Synod. The Lutheran Church in Great Britain Limited is a company registered in England and Wales, registered number 7034897, registered charity number 1137050. Registered Office: 27 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HH.

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References

  1. ^ "Communiqué from the meeting of presiding bishops". The Porvoo Communion. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Porvoo Communion grows as two Churches signed the Porvoo agreement". The Porvoo Communion. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "LWF AFFIRMS HISTORIC STATEMENT ON EPISCOPAL MINISTRY". Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.webcitation.org/6TWJqY9JW

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