United Kingdom

  •  Country Summary
  • The Evangelical Lutheran Church of England (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 using the local language for the mission of the church.

    Beginning in 1954, mission activity began in other parts of Great Britain. They are now spread throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

    Today, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England is a sister/partner church of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. The church body includes 14 congregations, 1,351 baptized members and 13 active pastors. The church has begun planting ministries on British university campuses by reaching out to the academic communities through student ministries and by organizing Luther societies.

     

  •  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:
    The Evangelical Lutheran Church of England

    225 Poverest Road
    Petts Wood
    Kent BR5 1RD
    ENGLAND
    Website: http://www.lutheran.co.uk

     

    Westfield House Theological Training Program
    30 Huntingdon Road
    Cambridge CB3 0HH
    UNITED KINGDOM
    Website: http://www.westfieldhouse.org.uk

     

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