France

  •  Country Summary
  • In 1934, a Lutheran mission outpost was established in a densely populated sector of Paris. Since then, religious feelings in France have shifted. According to a 2003 media survey, more than 30 percent of the French identify themselves as atheist or agnostic, and Lutheran is a virtually unknown denomination.

    In 2002, through the support of Rev. Francis Poillet’s service to the only confessional Lutheran congregation in Paris, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod once again began supporting the mission outpost. Since 2007, Rev. Roger Jones of England has continued the Evangelical Lutheran Church—Synod of France’s outreach in Paris.

    Today, the LCMS partners with its sister/partner church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church—Synod of France, to spread the Gospel among immigrant communities at mission centers in Paris and Châtenay Malabry.

    The Evangelical Lutheran Church—Synod of France includes nine parishes, 10 congregations, 697 baptized members, 554 communicant members and nine active pastors. It has been a partner church of the LCMS since 1927.

     

  •  Partner Churches
  • A partner church is a church body with whom the LCMS has full altar and pulpit fellowship. Many LCMS partner churches are also members of the International Lutheran council, a worldwide association of confessional Lutheran church bodies. Some LCMS partner churches came into existence through LCMS-supported mission efforts while others have historic roots that pre-date the LCMS or that are sourced in the mission efforts of other Lutheran church bodies.

  •  Missionaries
  • Currently, no LCMS missionaries reside in this country. To search for missionaries serving in this region in other countries, please visit missionary search database. To learn more about the LCMS global mission team, visit www.lcms.org/missionaries.

     

  •  Contact Information
  • National Church:
    Église Évangélique Luthérienne—Synode de France

    9, rue Jules Barbier
    92290 Châtenay-Malabry
    FRANCE

     

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