Lower Lusatia church district

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The Protestant church district Lower Lausitz is a parish of the diocese Görlitz the Evangelical Church Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Oberlausitz . The church district comprises the southern part of the Dahme-Spreewald district , the northern and central part of the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district and the northeast part of the Elbe-Elster district . The superintendent is based in Lübben (Spreewald) .

The church district was created on January 1, 2010 from the union of the church districts Lübben and Finsterwalde . On January 1, 2020, the Senftenberg region was incorporated from the dissolved Senftenberg-Spremberg church district into the Niederlausitz church district.

Around 30,000 parishioners live in the church district (as of May 2020). 28 pastors look after the parishioners. Each pastor is responsible for several churches. The district synod meets twice a year, in spring and autumn. It has 85 members. The district church council meets monthly and has 14 members. Partnerships exist with the church districts of Krefeld-Viersen, Solingen, Koblenz and Saar-Ost.

From January to October 2010, Markus Herrbruck was acting superintendent. Thomas Köhler, the first elected superintendent, was introduced to his office on October 10, 2010.


  • Hans-Joachim Beeskow : Guide through the Protestant churches of the parish of Lübben . Heimat-Verlag, Lübben 1998, ISBN 3-929600-14-5 (describes the 89 preserved church buildings of the church district of Lübben at that time)
  • Karl Themel [among others]: Brandenburg church records. Overview of the holdings of the parish and church archives in the districts of Cottbus, Eberswalde and Potsdam of the Evangelical Church in Berlin-Brandenburg (= individual publications of the Historical Commission of Berlin, Volume 53). Colloquium-Verlag, Berlin 1986, ISBN 3-7678-0676-2 (lists the administrative structure and preserved church registers of the previous church districts)
  • Otto Fischer: Evangelical Pastor's Book for the Mark Brandenburg since the Reformation . Mittler, Berlin 1941 (lists the pastors of the individual parishes)
  • Theodor Goecke (editor); Wilhelm Jung and Willy Spatz (editors): The art monuments of the Luckau district (= The art monuments of the province of Brandenburg; Volume 5, Part 1). Vossische Buchhandlung, Berlin 1917 (contains art historical and richly illustrated articles on the churches of the then Luckau district)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Fusion of the Spremberg-Senftenberg parish with the Cottbus and Niederlausitz parishes. Senftenberg-Spremberg Church District, accessed on May 25, 2020.
  2. ^ Website of the Evangelical Church District Niederlausitz .
  3. ^ Website of the Evangelical Church District Niederlausitz .
  4. ^ Website of the Evangelical Church District Niederlausitz .
  5. ^ Website of the Evangelical Church District Niederlausitz .
  6. Evangelisches Gemeindeblatt, Eichstädt, Klein Ziethen, Vehlefanz, Schwante, Bärenklau. (PDF; 1.4 MB) p. 15 , accessed on August 10, 2012 (December 2010 / January 2011).