"Where Friends and Family gather for Worship, Fellowship, and Danish Culture”
The Danish Lutheran Church in Toronto was founded in 1957, with the help of DKU, (Dansk Kirke i Udlandet - Danish Church Abroad). The Danish Lutheran Church in Toronto is quite young compared to the many 800 year old churches in Denmark. But this church is different. It is more than a church. For many Danish immigrants and families who have worshipped in the Danish Lutheran Church, who have been baptized, confirmed and married here, who have had funeral services for their lost family members and friends and who have sung, danced, worked and shared meals together - it has been a way of maintaining and nourishing roots transplanted to Canadian soil.
We all know how important the roots are for growth and well-being, and therefore we pass on the traditions and customs which we value to the next generations. Although the Danish language is essential to our church, we try to create the right balance between Danish and English so that all may feel at home.
The church has many activities, but the core, around which everything else grows and thrives, is the regular church service which is celebrated each Sunday. Let us hope that for many years to come the Danish Lutheran Church in Toronto will be here for Danes and their families.
Pastors at the Danish Lutheran Church of Toronto
Pastor Overgaard-Thomsen 1957-1976
Oscar Filtenborg hjælpepræst 1963 - 1966
Jens Rode hjælpepræst 1966 -1970
Christian Dickmeiss Anden præst 1971-1975
Pastor Charlo Staal Nielsen 1976-1985
Pastor Emilie Esbjørn 1985-1989
Pastor Jens Bach Nielsen 1990-1995
Pastor Hanne Vejs christensen 1995- 2001
Pastor Dorte Pedersen 2001-2007
Pastor Elisabeth Arendt 2007-2012
Pastor Kenneth Berg 2013-2018
Pastor Simon Kangas Larsen 2019-2023
Pastor Kirstine Rasmussen 2023-