Diocese of Copenhagen

The Diocese of Copenhagen (Danish: Københavns Stift) is a diocese within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark. The Bishop of Copenhagen is Peter Skov-Jakobsen, who replaced Erik Normann Svendsen in 2009. The cathedral is the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen.

Diocese of Copenhagen

Københavns Stift
The Cathedral of Copenhagen seen from Rundetårn
Location
CountryDenmark
Statistics
Population
- Total

805,589
Members467,632 (58.1%)
Information
DenominationChurch of Denmark
CathedralCathedral of Our Lady in Copenhagen
Current leadership
BishopPeter Skov-Jakobsen
Bishops emeritusErik Norman Svendsen Bishop Emeritus (1992-2009)
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Bishop of Copenhagen has a special status as primus inter pares among the Danish bishops, but does not bear the title "archbishop" because he does not hold Metropolitan status. The supreme authority of the church is The Queen, and the administrative head is the Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs.

List of Bishops since the Reformation

Bishops of Zealand until 1922

  • Peder Palladius : 1537~1560
  • Hans Albertsen : 1560~1569
  • Povl Johan Madsen : 1569~1590
  • Peder Jensen Vinstrup : 1590~1614
  • Hans Poulsen Resen : 1614~1638
  • Jesper Broch Mandeville : 1638~1652
  • Hans Hansen Resen : 1652~1653
  • Laurids Scavenius : 1653~1655
  • Hans Svane : 1655~1668
  • Hans Wandal : 1668~1675
  • Henrik Bornemann : 1693~1710
  • Christian Villem Worm : 1710~1737
  • Peder Hersleb : 1737~1757
  • Louis Harboe : 1757~1783
  • Nicolai Edinger Balle : 1783~1808
  • Frederik Münter : 1808~1830
  • Peter Erasmus Müller : 1830~1834
  • Jacob Peter Mynster : 1834~1854
  • Hans Lassen Martensen : 1854~1884
  • Bruun Juul Fog : 1884~1895
  • Thomas Tax Rørdam : 1895~1909
  • Peder Madsen : 1909~1911
  • Harald Ostenfeld : 1911~1934
  • Hans Fuglsang Damgaard : 1934~1960
  • Willy Westergaard Madsen : 1960~1975
  • Ole Bertelsen : 1975~1992
  • Erik Norman Svendsen : 1992~2009
  • Peter Skov-Jakobsen :2009~

See also

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