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Faith and spirituality

Spirituality in Sweden

Sweden is a very secular nation in practice, but the many church buildings throughout the country bear witness to a long historical presence of the Christian faith. Around 54% of the population in Sweden are members of the Church of Sweden (Svenska Kyrkan), which is Lutheran. However, only a small proportion of its members regularly attend Sunday services. There are also a number of other Christian churches in Sweden – Catholic, Orthodox and Evangelical. The Muslim community is the second largest religious group in Sweden.

The University's Multifaith Chaplaincy (Studentprästerna)

Students of all faiths and non-believers are welcome to contact the student chaplaincy. The student chaplains in Lund serve all students and staff at the University. Three ministers of the Church of Sweden and a pastor and Minister of Music from the Uniting Church in Sweden work together.

All students are welcome to contact the student chaplaincy if they need someone to talk to. The chaplains offer advice and support and we will only talk about what you want to talk about. All visits are free of charge and confidential. The student chaplains can also help you make contact with a local church or religious organisation.

More information and contact details for the student chaplains:

Contact person: Jan Kjellström
Email: jan [dot] kjellstrom [at] svenskakyrkan [dot] se
Telephone: +46 (0)70 422 29 97

More about the student chaplains' services – (in Swedish)

Religious student associations

You can find several religious student associations on our page about student associations.

Religious student associations

Religious bodies in the Lund area

You can find a selection of religious bodies in the Lund area below. Please note that the University's Multifaith Chaplaincy can also help you to get in touch with a local church or other religious body.

Lund Cathedral website (in Swedish)

Lund Cathedral Facebook page

Lund Cathedral offers weekly services in English (Sundays). There are also free guided tours of Lund Cathedral during summertime.

Contact person: International student chaplaincy, Jan Kjellström
Email: jan [dot] kjellstrom [at] svenskakyrkan [dot] se (jan[dot]kjellstrom[at]svenskakyrkan[dot]se)

Contact person: Matthew Nowachek
Email: nowmatonic [at] yahoo [dot] com (nowmatonic[at]yahoo[dot]com)

Pentecost International is an international service of the Pentecostal Church in Lund (Pingstkyrkan) and offers services in English.

Pentecost international website

Contact person: Brother Pierre-André
Email: pam [dot] op [at] tutanota [dot] com (pam[dot]op[at]tutanota[dot]com)

Both the Catholic Church in Lund and the student group DOMINO offer services in English.

Contact person: Rabbi Rebeca Lillian
Email: rabbi [dot] r [dot] lillian [at] gmail [dot] com (rabbi[dot]r[dot]lillian[at]gmail[dot]com)

Jewish Community of Malmö website

Contact person: Imam Samir Muric
Email: samir [dot] muric [at] gmail [dot] com (samir[dot]muric[at]gmail[dot]com)

Contact person: Dharma master Ming Bao
Email: templet [at] taozen [dot] se (

Malmö Chán Buddhist Temple website

The University's Multifaith Chaplaincy can help you get in touch with local churches and other religious bodies.

Contact person: Jan Kjellström
Email: jan [dot] kjellstrom [at] svenskakyrkan [dot] se (jan[dot]kjellstrom[at]svenskakyrkan[dot]se)

Rooms for reflection and contemplation on campus

Our campuses in Lund and Helsingborg have rooms for reflection and contemplation. These are non-bookable spaces where students and staff, regardless of their faith or beliefs, can meditate, reflect or pray in silence.

Rooms for reflection and contemplation

Contact information

The University's Multifaith Chaplaincy
Jan Kjellström
jan [dot] kjellstrom [at] svenskakyrkan [dot] se (jan[dot]kjellstrom[at]svenskakyrkan[dot]se)
+46 (0)70 422 29 97