Diocese of Härnösand

The Diocese of Härnösand (Swedish: Härnösands stift) is a division in the Church of Sweden in Västernorrland County. The Cathedral is located at Trädgårdsgatan in Härnösand.

Diocese of Härnösand

Härnösands stift
Härnösand stift vapen.svg
Arms of the diocese of Härnösand
Location
CountrySweden
Deaneries10 kontrakt[1]
Coordinates62°37′52″N 17°56′30″E / 62.63111°N 17.94167°E / 62.63111; 17.94167Coordinates: 62°37′52″N 17°56′30″E / 62.63111°N 17.94167°E / 62.63111; 17.94167
Statistics
Parishes52[1]
Congregations104[1]
Information
DenominationChurch of Sweden
Established1647[2]
CathedralHärnösand Cathedral
Current leadership
BishopEva Nordung Byström
Metropolitan ArchbishopAntje Jackelén
Map
Map of Diocese of Härnösand.svg
Website
svenskakyrkan.se/harnosandsstift

HistoryEdit

The diocese was established in 1647. In 1904, the diocese of Luleå was formed, breaking away from the diocese of Härnösand.

Between 1994-2004, several churches of the diocese experienced a series of thefts.[3]

ParishesEdit

The diocese is divided into 10 deaneries with 113 parishes, these among others:

BishopsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Det här är Härnösands stift" (in Swedish). Church of Sweden. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Härnösands stift". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 August 2011. (subscription required)
  3. ^ Sofia Elwér (October 2005). "Brottsplats kyrkan" (PDF) (in Swedish). Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention. p. 13. Retrieved 15 January 2017.

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