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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 evangelical free churches in Sweden, and around 160 000 registered Catholics. The Muslim community makes up Sweden's second largest religious group.

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The University's Multifaith Chaplaincy (Studentprästerna)

Students of all faiths and none are welcome to the student chaplains' office in Lund. 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. Their office can be found on the 4th floor of the AF-building.

You are welcome to visit the student chaplains irrespective of your faith or religion. The chaplains provide personal and spiritual counselling and support. 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
Tel: +46(0)705 587 768

Religious student associations

The religious student associations referred to on the student associations webpage on this website are connected to the Multifaith Chaplaincy.

See different religious student associations here

The student chaplains can also help you get in touch with other religious student associations that are not connected to the Multifaith Chaplaincy.

Religious bodies in the Lund area

Church of Sweden, Lund Cathedral

Lund Cathedral offers Sunday services, as well as other weekly events, in English and also regularly organises free guided tours to Lund Cathedral.


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

Contact: 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.

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

Sunday services at Ad Fontes are available in English through simultaneous translation.

Email: adfontes [dot] international [at] gmail [dot] com

If you wish to venture a little further, First International Baptist Church of Copenhagen (website: has a big international community, as does Hillsong Church Copenhagen/Malmö (website:


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.
Contact: Brother Pierre-André

Email: pam [at] tutnota [dot] com
Facebook: DominoLund


Contact: Rabbi Rebeca Lillian
Email: rabbi [dot] r [dot] lillian [at] gmail [dot] com
Website: http://www.jfm.seJewish Community of Malmö


Contact: Imam Ali Ibraim
Email: pyramid46 [at] hotmail [dot] com (Lund)


Contact: 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.

jan [dot] kjellstrom [at] svenskakyrkan [dot] se (Contact the Multifaith Chaplaincy)