The Evangelical Lutheran Church of England (ELCE)

The ELCE began in 1896 when six young bakers from Germany requested a pastor from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, each pledging 20 percent of their income to support him. Their congregations, first in Kentish Town and then also in Tottenham, quickly became bilingual and then fully English-speaking, recognizing the importance of the local language for the mission of the church. From 1954, mission activity began in other parts of Great Britain. They are now spread throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Initially pastors were called from overseas to serve these missions, but increasingly the church looked to its seminary program at Westfield House in Cambridge to supply its pastors. A fuller history of the ELCE can be found on the above web site link.

Contact Information: Profile:
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of England Congregations: 14
225 Poverest Road Baptized Members: 3
Petts Wood Communicant Members: 1,600
Kent BR5 1RD Active Pastors: 13
Phone: 44-1689 822340  
Web Site: http://www.lutheran.co.uk  
Chairman: Rev. Jon Ehlers

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  • Westfield House House of Theological Studies

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