Diocese of Stockholm (Church of Sweden)

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Diocese of Stockholm

Stockholms stift
Stockholm stift vapen.svg
Arms of the diocese of Stockholm
Location
CountrySweden
Ecclesiastical provinceUppsala
MetropolitanUppsala
Deaneries13 kontrakt[1]
Coordinates59°19′33″N 18°04′14″E / 59.32583°N 18.07056°E / 59.32583; 18.07056Coordinates: 59°19′33″N 18°04′14″E / 59.32583°N 18.07056°E / 59.32583; 18.07056
Statistics
Population
- Total
(as of 2010[2])
871952
Congregations63[1]
Information
DenominationChurch of Sweden
Established1942[3]
CathedralStorkyrkan
Current leadership
BishopEva Brunne[4]
Metropolitan ArchbishopAntje Jackelén
Map
Map of Diocese of Stockholm.svg
Website
svenskakyrkan.se/stockholmsstift

The Diocese of Stockholm (Swedish: Stockholms stift) is a division of the Church of Sweden. Its cathedral is Storkyrkan in Stockholm's Old Town. The diocese covers most of metropolitan Stockholm and was formed in 1942 from parts of the medieval dioceses of Strängnäs and Uppsala, both pre-dating the foundation of Stockholm. Before 1942, the City of Stockholm itself and Greater Stockholm were divided more or less equally between the two medieval dioceses at Slussen just south of Stockholm's Old Town.

Bishop[edit]

The current Bishop of Stockholm is the Rt Rev'd Eva Brunne, who was enthroned on 8 November 2009.

The following have served as Bishop of Stockholm from the Second World War to the present day:[5]

Kontrakts[edit]

The diocese contains the following 13 kontrakts:

Sollentuna Kontrakt[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fakta om Stockholms stift" (in Swedish). Church of Sweden. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  2. ^ Stockholm
  3. ^ "Stockholms stift". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 August 2011. (subscription required)
  4. ^ "Biskopen" (in Swedish). Church of Sweden. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  5. ^ See the episcopal succession list here.

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