Eglise Réformée d'Alsace et de Lorraine
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Reformed Church of Alsace and Lorraine
1, Quai St.Thomas
BP 80022
67081 Strasbourg Cedex
France (Europe)
Telephone: +33 3 88 25 90 10
Fax: +33 3 88 25 90 99
Email: eral@epal.fr
Address-No.: 12186 / 6050

Information in the internet:

URL: http://www.protestants.org/epal
Languages of the website: French

In the 16th and 17th centuries some small areas in Alsace belonged to Reformed princes; they have remained Reformed since then. The Republic of Mulhouse was also Reformed when it became French at the time of the Revolution. Between 1870 and 1918 the Germans set up congr belonging to the Church of the Union in Lorraine. The Reformed Church of Alsace and Lorraine (ERAL) has inherited those different churches. ERAL is in close fellowship with ERF. Its delegates are full members of the ERF National Synod. It is also a close partner of the Augsburg Confession Church in Alsace and Lorraine: the two have the same headquarters (in Strasburg), same departments and offices for the different areas of the life of the church. With the Augsburg Confession Church, the RCath Church, and the Jewish community, it enjoys official status. Most ministers are paid by the government.


Statistic data of church

total: 33000
(conventionally): 52
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 91
Ordained clergy
total: 50
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
no information about missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 15
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 3

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
5 Consistories, Synod (each Congregation represented by pastor and two lay people)
Official languages
  • French
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
  • Nicene Creed (381)
  • Second Helvetic Confession (1562)

International assiciations

Regional assiciations


last update: 01.03.2006
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