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Protestant Church of Geneva

The Protestant Church of Geneva (EPG, French: Église protestante de Genève) is an organization of congregations in the Canton of Geneva. It was founded in 1536 during the Protestant Reformation.[1] It was the state church of Geneva from its inception until 1907.[2] It is a member of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, and through that body a member of the World Council of Churches and the World Communion of Reformed Churches. As of 2003, the church had approximately 94,472 members, of which 15,095 were baptized.[3] The ministers of the church are organized in the Company of Pastors and the Genevan Consistory functions as a sort of parliament of the church.[4] Women ordination is allowed.


  1. ^ Reformed Online database
  2. ^ Rüegger, Heinz (16 October 2006). "Eglises évangéliques réformées" . Dictionnaire historique de la Suisse (in French). Bern. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  3. ^ Reformed Online database
  4. ^ L’Eglise protestante de Genève. "Unie, diverse, libre" (PDF) (in French). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-08. Retrieved 2013-09-08.

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