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Faith and spirituality

Spirituality in Sweden

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

The University's Multifaith Chaplaincy (Studentprästerna)

Students of all faiths as well as non-believers are welcome to contact the student chaplaincy. The student chaplains in Lund serve all students and employees of the University. Three ministers of the Church of Sweden and one pastor and one Minister of Music of 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 provide counselling and support and we will only talk about what you want to discuss. All visits are free of charge and confidential. The student chaplains can also help you to contact any local church or religious body.

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 on the Lund Cathedral website

Religious student associations

You can find several religious student associations on the webpage about student associations on this website.

Religious student associations

Religious bodies in the Lund area

You can find a selection of religious bodies in the Lund area below. Note that the University's Multifaith Chaplaincy can also help you contact any local church or other religious body.

Lund Cathedral website

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

Contact person: Matthew Nowachek
Email: 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

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

Jewish Community of Malmö website

Contact person: Imam Samir Muric
Email: 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

Contact information

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