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Faith and spirituality

Spirituality in Sweden

In practice Sweden is a very secular nation, but the many church buildings across the country bear witness to a long historical presence of the Christian faith. About 66% of the population in Sweden are members of the Church of Sweden (Svenska Kyrkan), which is Lutheran, although only a small number of its members regularly attend Sunday services. There are also a number of evangelical free churches in Sweden, and around 160 000 registered Catholics. The Muslim community makes up Sweden's second largest religious group.

The University's Multifaith Chaplaincy (Studentprästerna)

Students of all faiths and none are welcome to the student chaplains' office in Lund. The student chaplains in Lund serve all students and employees of the University. Three ministers of the Church of Sweden and one pastor and one deacon of the Mission Covenant Church work together. Their office can be found on the 4th floor of the AF-building.

You are welcome to visit the student chaplains irrespective of your faith or religion. The chaplains provide personal and spiritual counselling and support. All visits are free of charge and confidential. The student chaplains can also help you to contact any local church or religious body.

More information and contact details for the student chaplains: 

Website: www.lundsdomkyrka.se/studentprasterna
Contact person: Jan Kjellström
Email: jan.kjellstrom [at] svenskakyrkan.se
Tel: +46(0)705 587 768

Religious student associations

Follow the links to the websites to read more.

Lund Catherdral reflected in the window of the domkyrkoforum building

Religious bodies in the Lund area

Church of Sweden, Lund Cathedral

Lund Cathedral offers Sunday services, as well as other weekly events, in English. Also regularly organises free guided tours to Lund Cathedral.

Website: lundsdomkyrka.se/english/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LundCathedralServicesInEnglish

Lutheran, Anglican, Episcopalian, Methodist, Presbyterian, Reformed, Congregational

Contact: International student chaplaincy, Jan Kjellström
Email: jan.kjellstrom [at] svenskakyrkan.se

Pentecostal, Evangelical, Baptist

Sunday services at the Lund Pentecostal church are availble in English, Spanish and Farsi through simultaneous translation. There are separate services in some African languages.

Website: www.pklund.se/
Email: torbern75 [at] gmail.com

Sunday services at Ad Fontes are available in English through simultaneous translation.

Website: www.adfontes.org
Email: adfontes.international [at] gmail.com

If you wish to venture a little further First International Baptist Church of Copenhagen (website: http://www.fibc.dk/) has a big international community, as does Hillsong Church Copenhagen/Malmö (website: http://hillsong.com/copenhagen)

Catholic

The Catholic Church in Lund celebrates mass in English, Polish, Spanish and Latin. The student group Domino celebrates a Sunday Student Mass in English once a month.
Contact: Catholic Student Chaplaincy
Website: www.dominolund.wordpress.com

Jewish

Email: jfm [at] algonet.se
Website: http://www.jfm.seJewish Community of Malmö

Islamic

Email: ali_ii46 [at] hotmail.com (Lund) and icmalmo [at] mosken.se (Malmö)
Website: Islamic Centre Malmö www.mosken.se

Buddhist

Email: phra_tongchai [at] yahoo.com

Other churches and religious bodies

jan.kjellstrom [at] svenskakyrkan.se (Please email the International Student Chaplaincy (link to email address)) – they can help you get in touch with local churces and other religious bodies. 

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Cover image for the folder Multilingual Worship showing a family attending church

For information about Christian fellowships in Lund that celebrate services in different languages, download the folder Multilingual Worship (PDF 675 kB)