Lippische Landeskirche
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Church of Lippe
Leopoldstrasse 27
Postfach 2153
32756 Detmold
Germany (Europe)
Telephone: +49 5231 976 60
Fax: +49 5231 976 850
Email: lka@lippische-landeskirche.de
Address-No.: 12107 / 6203

Information in the internet:

URL: http://www.lippische-landeskirche.de
Languages of the website: German

This church is one of the two churches in Germany with a Reformed majority. The Ref faith was introduced by the Duke of Lippe in 1605. At that time the city of Lemgo, where Martin Luther's message had already been preached in 1522, refused to accept the change. Through a peace agreement with the Duke, they were given the right to remain Luth. This arrangement has survived to this day. The Church of Lippe is a Reformed Regional Church with a Luth minority. During the Nazi period the Church of Lippe accepted into its ministry many pastors and assistants who were persecuted in other Regional Churches. About 80% of the members belong to Reformed parishes, 20% to Lutheran parishes.

Partner churches:
Reformed churches in
Poland, Hungary, Romania, Lithuania (also Lutheran), South Africa: URCSA, Ghana, Togo
and different partnerships of congregations

Further partner:
Lutheran World Federation

Missionary institutions:
The church co-operates with several missionary institutions:
North German Mission (Bremen)
Gossner Mission (Berlin)
United Evangelical Mission (Wuppertal)

Diaconal institution:
Diakonisches Werk Lippe (umbrella institution which thoroughly advises and supports other welfare institutions)

Statistic data of church

total: 206000
admitted to participate in the Lord's Supper: 206000
baptised: 206000 
(conventionally): 71
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 142
women´s ordination
since 1970
total: 1000
Men: 500
Women: 500 
total: 0
  deacons available
total: 0
missionaries working abroad

Missionary institutions:

Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 20
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 1

Schools providing general education
no other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
classis, Synod
Official languages
  • German
Languages during church services
  • German
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Barmen Declaration (1934)
  • Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
  • Luther´s Small Catechism (1529)
  • Nicene Creed (381)
  • The Belhar Confession
Partner churches

International assiciations

Regional assiciations

National assiciations

Members and partners:


last update: 09.02.2006
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