Evangelical Church of the Palatinate (German: Evangelische Kirche der Pfalz (Protestantische Landeskirche)) is a united Protestant church in parts of the German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. The seat of the church is in Speyer.
It is a full member of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD). The current president of the church is Christian Schad. The Evangelical Church of the Palatinate is one of 22 Lutheran, united Protestant and Reformed churches of the EKD. As of January 2006, the regional church had 610,061 members in 431 parishes.
The Evangelical Church of the Palatinate is a member of the UEK and of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe. In Speyer the church has its own Evangelical academy. The principal church is the Gedächtniskirche in Speyer. Because the church has no bishop it is not a cathedral, though.
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