Kosciol Ewangelicko-Reformowany w Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
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Evangelical Reformed Church in Poland
AI. Solidarnosci 76 A
00-145 Warszawa
Poland (Europe)
Telephone: +48 22 831 45 22
Fax: +48 22 831 08 27
Email: reformowani@reformowani.pl
Address-No.: 1458 / 6395

Information in the internet:

URL: http://www.reformowani.pl
Languages of the website: Polish, documents also in English and German

The beginnings of the Reformed Church in Poland go back to the 1540s, when the teaching of the Swiss Reformers Zwingli and Calvin began to penetrate the country. The return of Jan Laski (1499-1560) to Poland, famous for his reforming activities in Western Europe, strengthened the young church. In 1570 three churches - the Ref, Luth, and the Czech Brethren - adopted the Consensus of Sandomir, which allowed them to unite their forces. For some decades the Reformation movement constituted an important factor in the national life of Poland. The Counter-Reformation not only put an end to the Reformation's expansion but led to its marginalization. In the 18th century, when the rights of dissenters were recognized (1768), the church was reconstituted and was able to continue its witness despite the loss of national independence (1795-1918). During this period the Reformed community in Lithuania became an independent church. Today the church in Poland is a small minority. Three elements constitute its membership: native Polish people, immigrants from Western Europe, and Czech Brethren who are the descendants of groups seeking refuge in Poland in the 18th century because of religious persecution in their country. They each preserve their own language and customs.

The church provides the Polish Army with chaplaincy services. Also, just recently the Mission Department has been created.

Further confession:
Sandomir Confession

Diaconal Institutions:
1. Diaconal Service 1 (Warsaw Parish)
2. House of Care "Betania" in the gestion of the Warsaw Parish


Statistic data of church

total: 4000
admitted to participate in the Lord's Supper: 3000
baptised: 3500 
(conventionally): 10
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 9
Men: 9
no women´s ordination
"not yet"
total: 43
Men: 21
Women: 22 
total: 0
  deacons available
total: 0
missionaries do not working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 18
Newspapers/ Periodicals
Publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 0

Schools providing general education
no other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Traditional type
  • reformed
Official languages
  • Polish
Languages during church services
  • Czech
  • Polish
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Athanasian Creed
  • Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
  • Nicene Creed (381)
  • Second Helvetic Confession (1562)
Partner churches

International assiciations

Regional assiciations

Members and partners:


last update: 02.03.2006
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