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Evangelical Church in Germany

The Evangelical Church in Germany (German Evangelische Kirche in Deutchland) is the institutional form chosen by a community of 24 Lutheran, Reformed and United regional churches. German Protestant church structures are based on federal principles at all levels. Each local congregation is responsible for Christian life in its own area, while each regional church has its own special characteristics and retains its independence. Without in any way diminishing this autonomy, the Church carries out joint tasks with which its members have entrusted it. The Church has the following governing bodies, all organised and elected on democratic lines: the Synod, the Council and the Church Conference. They are responsible for fulfilling the Church's tasks as laid down in the Constitution.

The 24 regional churches are:

  • The Evangelical Church of Anhalt
  • The Evangelical Church of Baden
  • The Evangelical Church in Bavaria
  • The Evangelical Church in Berlin and Brandenburg
  • The Evangelical Church of Brunswick
  • The Evangelical Church of Bremen
  • The Evangelical Church of Hanover
  • The Evangelical Church of Hesse and Nassau
  • The Evangelical Church of the Hesse Electorate and Waldeck
  • The Church of Lippe
  • The Evangelical Church of Mecklenburg
  • The North Elbian Evangelical Church
  • The Evangelical Church of Oldenburg
  • The Evangelical Church of the Palatinate
  • The Pomeranian Evangelical Church
  • The Reformed Church in Bavaria and Northwestern Germany
  • The Evangelical Church of the Rhineland
  • The Evangelical Church of the Province of Saxony
  • The Evangelical Church of Saxony
  • The Evangelical Church of Schaumburg-Lippe
  • The Evangelical Church of Silesian Oberlausitz
  • The Evangelical Church in Thuringia
  • The Evangelical Church of Westphalia
  • The Evangelical Church of Wuerttemberg



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