Reformirovannaya Fundamentalistskaya Tserkow
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Reformed Fundamental Church
71 A Sovetskaya
300000 Tula
Russia (Europe)
Telephone: +7 872 36 24 25
Fax: +7 872 36 24 25
Email: www.cterra.com
Address-No.: 13258 / 6561

The first Ref Church with Russian members was established in Tula in 1632. The church was founded by Dutch and French immigrants who came to work with a Dutch iron producer and merchant, Andrew Vinius. To confess Calvinism at that timein Russia was considered a crime. In 1714 Thomas Ivanov, a surgeon in the Moscow Infantry Regiment, was executed for publicly preaching Ref convictions. Foreigners were allowed to practice their faith, but the Russian Ref church had to operate underground. In Tula many educated merchants were members of the Ref Church. Under the Communist regime many Ref suffered martyrdom. The Ref Church was reconstituted in 1992 and officially registered in 1994 as the Reformed Fundamental Church. Apart from this community there continue to be underground Ref communities which do not trust the democratic changes in Russia. The community in Tula confesses a strict form of Calvinism. Only members of the church participate in communion.

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Statistic data of church

total: 2261
(conventionally): 7
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 8
Ordained clergy
total: 1
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  deacons available
total: 0
missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 3
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 1

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Congregation, Consistories, Synod
Official languages
  • Russian
  • Canon of Dort (1618/19)
  • Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
  • Nicene Creed (381)


last update: 27.02.2004
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