Diocese of Gothenburg

Diocese of Gothenburg
Göteborgs stift

Arms of the diocese of Gothenburg
Country Sweden
Deaneries 16 kontrakt[1]
Coordinates 57°42′16″N 11°57′55″E / 57.70444°N 11.96528°E / 57.70444; 11.96528Coordinates: 57°42′16″N 11°57′55″E / 57.70444°N 11.96528°E / 57.70444; 11.96528
Parishes 124[1]
Congregations 196[1]
Denomination Church of Sweden
Established 1620[2]
Cathedral Gothenburg Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop Per Eckerdal[3]

The diocese of Gothenburg is a diocese of the Church of Sweden. Since September 2011, the bishop has been Per Eckerdal. 1949–1970 it was Bo Giertz. The diocese includes the provinces of Bohuslän, Halland, and south-west parts of Västergötland. The episcopal see of the diocese is in Gothenburg Cathedral.


  1. 1 2 3 "Församling - Pastorat - Kontrakt" (in Swedish). Church of Sweden. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  2. "Göteborgs stift". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 August 2011. (subscription required)
  3. "Ny biskop" (in Swedish). Church of Sweden. Retrieved 16 September 2011.

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