Henning Toft Bro

Henning Toft Bro is a Danish prelate who served as the Bishop of Aalborg, Denmark from 2010 until 2021.

The Right Reverend

Henning Toft Bro
Bishop of Aalborg
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ChurchChurch of Denmark
In office2010-2021
PredecessorSøren Lodberg Hvas
SuccessorThomas Reinholdt Rasmussen
Consecration9 May 2010
Personal details
Born (1956-10-23) 23 October 1956 (age 66)
SpouseRagna Bro
Alma materAarhus University


After graduation, Toft Bro went to the sea where he worked as a fisherman. Afterwards he was a port worker at the harbor in Thyborøn. A year and a half later he went to Nørre Nissum to study at the Nørre Nissum Seminarium and HF. After he went to Aarhus University to study theology. Here he became a graduate of cand.theol in the spring of 1985.


His first position as parish priest started on 1 September 1985 when he was assigned to Hjerm Sogn parish in Struer. Twenty years later, Toft was appointed as a priest in Nykøbing Mors Sogn in 1997. He remained in this post until spring 2010. In 2004 he became Knight of Dannebrog.

During the 2010 election for a new Bishop of Aalborg, Toft Bro went through a two-stage election where his last rival was Marianne Christiansen. Toft Bro received 970 votes out of the 1,796 votes counted. On 9 May 2010 Toft Bro was given the position as the 58th Bishop of Aalborg in Aalborg Cathedral.[1]


Henning Toft Bro was a member of the band Tørfisk from 1983 to 1995 and has participated in many of the band's musical albums. Bent Bro is one of the founders of Tørfisk in 1981 . It was Henning Toft who wrote the group's big hit " VLTJ ". He has also published solo projects with hymns and shows, just as he has written teaching and service material.[2]


  1. ^ Vester, H. "Henning Toft Bro ny biskop i Aalborg", Kristeligt Dagblad, Copenhagen, 25 March 2010. Retrieved on 06 August 2017.
  2. ^ Magasinet, Mona østerlund "Tørfisk: Vi kniber da os selv i armen", JydskeVestkysten, Esbjerg, 08 July 2016. Retrieved on 06 August 2017.