We are a communion of churches coming together to further the work of all Lutheran churches in the UK. Each church is closely linked to the church in its country of origin, or one of its synods or dioceses. Each church offers unique ministries and programmes in Britain for the language groups that they serve. Through the Council they have chosen to collaborate in several key areas:

  • Providing spiritual and material assistance to Lutheran churches and projects that are not self-supporting
  • Promoting fellowship and co-operation amongst Lutherans in education, mission and worship
  • Providing information about Lutheranism* and promoting Lutheran participation in ecumenical initiatives
  • Providing and managing the International Lutheran Student Centre and student chaplaincy in London.
Members are nominated by the churches that they represent. At present the Council has 24 members representing 10 churches. These members are responsible for managing the affairs of the organisation.
*Amongst other things, Lutheranism is about putting Scripture into the hands of everyone, making it accessible by all and not just a select few.

Our Directors and Trustees

Mr Jan-Eric Osterlund

Deputy Chair of Trustees
An Executive Chairman and Company Director
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The Revd Katarina Bäckelin

Rector of the Swedish Church in London
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The Revd Lagle Heinla

Pastor of the Estonian Lutheran Church in London

The Very Revd Tom Bruch

Dean Emeritus of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain
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The Revd Marjaana Härkönen

Rector and Chaplain of the Finnish Church in London
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The Rt Revd Tor B Jørgensen

Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain
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The Revd Flemming Kloster Poulsen

Rector of the Danish Church in London
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Paul Renken

Chair of Trustees, St Anne's Lutheran Church
Mining Analyst

The Revd Mark Steadman

Church of England, Archdeacon of Stow and Lindsey

The Very Revd Eliza Zikmane

Dean of LCiGB, Pastor in Charge, St Anne's Church (LCiGB) & Pastor, London Latvian Lutheran Church (LELCA)
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Malcolm Bruce

General Secretary
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