Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria (German: Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Bayern) is a Protestant church in the German state of Bavaria. The seat of the church is in Munich.

It is a full member of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), and is a Lutheran Church. The Landesbischof (bishop) of the church is Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm (since 2011). There are several regional bishops (Regionalbischöfe).

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria is one of 22 Lutheran, united and reformed churches of the EKD. The church has 2,570,041 members (December 2009) in 1,540 parishes. It's the most important Protestant denomination in Bavaria.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria is a member church of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany, the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe and of the Lutheran World Federation. The Church runs a conference venue at Tutzing called Evangelische Akademie Tutzing.

The most prominent churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria are St. Matthäus Church in Munich and St. Lorenz Church in Nuremberg where new state bishops get inaugurated. Munich is predominantly Catholic, whereas Nuremberg is a Lutheran stronghold.

The ordination of women has been allowed.

Read more about Evangelical Lutheran Church In Bavaria:  History, Chairpersons, Synod

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