Welcome to Viborg Diocese
More than 80 percent of the population in Viborg Diocese are members of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Denmark (in Danish: Folkekirken).
Find your local church
Type your address and find your local parish church and pastor here: sogn.dk
International church services
If you want to know more about international church services and activities in the diocese, feel free to contact Pastor Peter Fischer-Nielsen at 2399 8840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Henrik Stubkjær (born 31 December 1961 in Brædstrup) is a Danish theologian and since November 2014 the 44th Bishop of Viborg. He graduated in theology from Aarhus University in 1990. Between 1993-96 he was vicar of Møllevang Church in Aarhus and a chaplain to the students at Aarhus University. From 1996 to 2005 he was the head of the Deaconal Collage in Aarhus (Diakonhøjskolen in Aarhus) – an educational centre for diaconia. From 2005 to 2014 he served as Secretary General in DanChurchAid – a humanitarian NGO rooted in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark and also a member organization of the Act Allicance. He has been a Board member of the ACT Alliance, and Chair in ACT EU.
Missional, diaconal and ecumenical work
In 2014 he was elected bishop of Viborg. As a bishop he has been very engaged in missional, diaconal and ecumenical work. Through a diocesan committee study trips to meet churches in other countries are arranged on a regular basis, and a lot of effort has been put into building relations to Orthodox migrants with e.g. Romanian and Ukranian background as well as Farsi speaking migrants and asylum seekers.
Furthermore, Stubkjær has placed great emphasis on theological education for lay people in the diocese, based on Luther’s concept of the priesthood of all believers.
Strong relations to other churches
Henrik Stubkjær has been engaged in ecumenical work for many years. As a bishop he has developed strong relations to other churches – in Denmark and abroad. For example, there are strong ties and mutual exchange and learning between the diocese of Viborg and the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria as well as Diocese of Guildford in Church in England. Furthermore, Stubkjær served as chair of the National Council of Churches in Denmark for one term (2016-2019). Since 2017 he has served as a member of the Council in The Lutheran World Federation as well Chair of World Service. In the summer 2020 he completed a Master of Public Governance (MPG) from Copenhagen Business School.
- Af Bo Nygaard Larsen "”Det kristne livssyn sætter håbet som fortegn for vores liv”" Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine, Bibelselskabet, 21 November 2014. Retrieved on 06 August 2017.
- Af Bo Nygaard Larsen "”Biskoppen”", Diocese of Viborg. Retrieved on 06 August 2017.
- Interchurch Council www.interchurch.dk
- Viborg Diocese www.viborgstift.dk
- The Lutheran World Federation www.lutheranworld.org