Who we are and what we believe
The Lutheran Church in Ireland
The roots of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ireland go back over 300 years. The majority of our members come from German-speaking countries. That is why we have a particularly close relationship with the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD). However, as the only Lutheran church in Ireland, we are also visited by many Protestant and Lutheran Christians from all over the world. To give them a home, there are many services in English as well as regular services in German.
The centre of our church is the Sunday service in St. Finian's Church in the heart of Dublin, where we come together in trust in our Lord Jesus Christ. In worship we hear God's good news for our lives, experience fellowship with Him and each other, sing, pray and celebrate Holy Communion. In worship we find comfort, hope, companionship, encouragement, orientation and in everything God himself. We welcome all who want to become a living part of our church and thus enrich our community with their questions, ideas and faith.
Our church is part of the worldwide communion of Lutheran churches that stand in the tradition of Martin Luther's Wittenberg Reformation in 1517. There are over 72 million Lutheran Christians worldwide. As a Lutheran church, we are part of the ecumenical movement and are engaged in interfaith dialogue in Ireland.
"The Lutheran Church in Ireland proclaims Jesus Christ as Lord of the worldwide Christian Church who through the Holy Spirit, works within the Church in Word and Sacrament."
From the Preamble of our Constitution