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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 58% of the population in Sweden are members of the Church of Sweden (Svenska Kyrkan), which is Lutheran, although only a small number of its members regularly attend Sunday services. 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: 

About the student chaplains' services on the Lund Cathedral website
Contact person: Jan Kjellström
Email: jan [dot] kjellstrom [at] svenskakyrkan [dot] se
Tel: +46 (0)70 422 29 97

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

Church of Sweden, Lund Cathedral

Lund Cathedral has a service in English every Sunday at 17:00. There are also free guided tours of Lund Cathedral.

Lund Cathedral website
Lund Cathedral Facebook page

Lutheran, Anglican, Episcopalian, Methodist, Presbyterian, Reformed, Congregational

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

Pentecostal, Baptist

Sunday services at the Lund Pentecostal church are available in English, Spanish and Farsi through simultaneous translation. There are separate services in some African languages.

Lund Pentecostal church website (in Swedish)
Contact person: Matthew Nowachek
Email: nowmatonic [at] yahoo [dot] com


The Catholic Church in Lund celebrates mass in English, Polish, Spanish and Latin.

The student group DOMINO celebrates a Sunday Student Mass in English once a month.

Lund Catholic church website
Contact person: Brother Pierre-André
Email: pam [at] tutnota [dot] com

DOMINO's website
DOMINO's Facebook Page


Jewish Community of Malmö website
Contact person: Rabbi Rebeca Lillian
Email: rabbi [dot] r [dot] lillian [at] gmail [dot] com


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


Malmö Chán Buddhist Temple website (in Swedish)
Contact person: Dharma master Ming Bao
Email: info [at] taozen [dot] se

Other churches and religious bodies

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