The Evangelical Reformed Church (German: Evangelisch-reformierte Kirche), until 2009 Evangelical Reformed Church – Synod of Reformed Churches in Bavaria and Northwestern Germany (German: Evangelisch-reformierte Kirche – Synode evangelisch-reformierter Kirchen in Bayern und Nordwestdeutschland) is a Reformed member church of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD).

It has its seat in Leer (East Frisia). The church has 170,987 parish members in 142 parishes (December 2018)[1] and is one of the two reformed churches within the EKD. Member of the Reformed Alliance.[2] It belonged also to the Confederation of Evangelical Churches in Lower Saxony, and joined 2003 of the Union of Evangelical Churches in Germany. It is also a member of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe. The main church of the Evangelical Reformed Church is the Große Kirche ("great church") in Leer.

PracticesEdit

Ordination of women and blessing of same-sex marriages were allowed.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland – Kirchemitgliederzahlen Stand 31. Dezember 2018 EKD, January 2020
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 13, 2014. Retrieved April 13, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) www.reformierter-bund.de/side.php?news_id=113&part_id=0&navi=1
  3. ^ Grafschafter Nachrichten:Die Kirche hat ein Zeichen gesetzt
  4. ^ "Reformiert.de: Trauordnung auch für homosexuelle Paare". Archived from the original on 2017-12-01. Retrieved 2017-11-27.

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