A Danish Church may be established in Thailand

Danish Ambassador Uffe Wolfhechel hosted a lunch for visiting Secretary General of the Damish Church Abroad Mrs Margith Pedersen. From left Gregers Møller, Mai Ellegaard, Consul Birgit Sarah Kondrup-Palmqvist, Bjarne Tvilde, the Ambassador, Margith Pedersen, and Deputy Head of Mission Peter Sand.

Danish Ambassador Uffe Wolfhechel hosted a lunch for visiting Secretary General of the Damish Church Abroad Mrs Margith Pedersen. From left Gregers Møller, Mai Ellegaard, Consul Birgit Sarah Kondrup-Palmqvist, Bjarne Tvilde, the Ambassador, Margith Pedersen, and Deputy Head of Mission Peter Sand.

Margith Pedersen, Secretary General of the Danish Church Abroad and the Danish Seamens Church, is visiting Thailand on Monday 10 October until Thursday 13 October to look into how a Danish Chutch could be established in Thailand.

Thailand is one of the countries in the world where most Danish people stay for a longer or shorter period. Earlier this year, Danish Church Abroad / Danish Seamen’s Church granted a pastoral position for two years, and their hope is that they in the future also will afford diaconal work.

What remains is to find a possible location of the home of the priest and a location for the social and religious functions of the Danish Church in Bangkok. The issue of financing the daily operations also remains to be solved.

On Monday, Danish Ambassador Uffe Wolfhechel hosted a lunch for the Secretary General after she had had a working meeting with the Church committee, Consul Birgit Sarah Kondrup-Palmqvist, Bjarne Tvilde, Mai Ellegaard and Gregers Møller. Later the Secretary General met with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Thailand to discuss if the Danes could join the Norwegians and the Finns who have a close cooperation with this church located close to On Nut BTS station. The ELCT said the Danes would be very welcome.

Tuesday, she will meet with the Norwegian priest in Pattaya.

 

 

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