Evangelische Kirche in Hessen und Nassau
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Evangelical Church in Hessen and Nassau
Postfach 10 01 52,
Paulus Platz 1
64286 Darmstadt
Germany (Europe)
Telephone: +49 6151 405-296
Fax: +49 6151 405 220
Email: info@ekhn.de
Address-No.: 12117 / 6209

Information in the internet:

URL: http://www.ekhn.de
Languages of the website: German

This church is one of the youngest Landeskirchen in Germany. It was formed in 1947 through the union of three formerly independent churches � Hessen-Darmstadt, Nassau, and Frankfurt. The church does not adhere to one confession of faith but leaves the decision about confessions to the individual congr. The first president of the church was Martin Niemöller, known for his leading role in the Confessing Church during the Nazi period. In the course of its existence the church went through several controversies, notably the debate about the WCC Program to Combat Racism, about the possibility of pastors belonging to the Communist party, and about the enlarging of the Airport Frankfurt am Main. The confessions referred to in the constitution include the Barmen Declaration.

Die EKHN gliedert sich in sechs Propsteibereiche mit insgesamt 51 Dekanaten und 1150 Gemeinden. Der auf acht Jahre gewählte Kirchenpräsident und die sechs Pröpste und Pröpstinnen bilden gemeinsam das leitende Geistliche Amt. Die EKHN hat knapp zwei Millionen Mitglieder, über 50 000 ehrenamtliche Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter und ca. 1800 Pfarrerinnen und Pfarrer.

Statistic data of church

total: 1858786
admitted to participate in the Lord's Supper: 1858786
baptised: 1858786 
(conventionally): 1181
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 1689
Ordained clergy
total: 2592
Men: 1960
Women: 632
women´s ordination
total: 12132
Men: 5784
Women: 6348 
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
missionaries working abroad

Missionary institutions:

Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 12
Newspapers/ Periodicals
Publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 0

Schools providing general education
other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Congregation, district, Synod
Official languages
  • German
Languages during church services
  • German
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Barmen Declaration (1934)
  • Nicene Creed (381)
Partner churches

International assiciations

Regional assiciations

National assiciations

Members and partners:


last update: 13.02.2004
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