Our Foothold in Denmark

The Danish Lutheran Church of Vancouver, B.C. is a part of Danish Church Abroad, Danske Sømands- og Udlandskirker, DSUK.

We would like to be a part of Folkekirken, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark. However, Folkekirken sees itself as having a geographic mandate rather that an ethnic or cultural one. We therefore need DSUK, which is a Danish organisation that acts as liaison between Folkekirken and the Danish churches abroad, including ourselves.

DSUK logo Our affiliation with DSUK has several practical and technical implications:

Why?

As Danes, we feel closer to God in a building that looks like ours, singing hymns that sound like ours, and following an order of service like ours. In addition, our church provides a framework for engaging in a host of Danish cultural activities. We realise that these things may not mean much to you, but you are very welcome to join us anyway.