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Member of a Lutheran church abroadMember of a Lutheran church abroad

Present membershipPresent membership

If you are a member of an Evangelical Lutheran church abroad, you automatically become a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark when you take up residence in Denmark.

As a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark, you have the right to make use of the church for baptisms, weddings and funerals. If you wish to hold a baptism, a wedding or a funeral at the church, you will need to speak to the pastor in your local parish church. You can also talk to the pastor if you have a problem that you would like to discuss with someone.

Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark pay a membership subscription. This is paid via a person's tax returns and is thus called Kirkeskat, "Church Tax".

Leaving the churchLeaving the church

You may decide to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark after having been a member for some time. You can leave the church by filling out a form at the office of your parish church.