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The picture shows a cityscape overlooking Viborg with various architectural structures. Numerous houses with red roofs are densely packed together, forming a sea of red amidst the green trees. A prominent church with two spires is visible in the center, standing out due to its height and distinctive architecture. The foreground features a large white building with multiple windows and parked cars around it, indicating a public or commercial structure. Trees are scattered throughout the city, adding green elements to the urban landscape. In the background, the sky is open with minimal clouds, casting natural light over the entire scene.

Welcome to  Viborg Diocese

More than 80 percent of the population in Viborg Diocese are members of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Denmark (in Danish: Folkekirken).

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International church services

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Bishop Henrik Stubkjær, dressed in a suit, stands next to a wall of red bricks. His face is blurred to protect privacy. The background reveals an old, weathered wall and a black metal railing along a staircase leading upward.

Bishop Henrik Stubkjær

The Bishop

Henrik Stubkjær (born 31 December 1961 in Brædstrup) is a Danish theologian and since November 2014 the 44th Bishop of Viborg. He graduated in theology from Aarhus University in 1990. Between 1993-96 he was vicar of Møllevang Church in Aarhus and a chaplain to the students at Aarhus University. From 1996 to 2005 he was the head of the Deaconal Collage in Aarhus (Diakonhøjskolen in Aarhus) – an educational centre for diaconia. From 2005 to 2014 he served as Secretary General in DanChurchAid – a humanitarian NGO rooted in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark and also a member organization of the Act Allicance. He has been a Board member of the ACT Alliance, and Chair in ACT EU.

The image depicts Bishop Henrik Stukjær engaged in conversation. Henrik Stubkjær is wearing a purple robe, while the other individual is dressed in black attire with white patterns on the sleeves. The background scene features wooden chairs and tables under an umbrella, suggesting an outdoor seating area. The sky is clear with a few clouds, indicating a sunny day.

Bishop Henrik Stubkjær on a trip to Kenya arranged by Folkekirkens Nødhjælp.

Missional, diaconal and ecumenical work

In 2014 he was elected bishop of Viborg. As a bishop he has been very engaged in missional, diaconal and ecumenical work. Through a diocesan committee study trips to meet churches in other countries are arranged on a regular basis, and a lot of effort has been put into building relations to Orthodox migrants with e.g. Romanian and Ukranian background as well as Farsi speaking migrants and asylum seekers.

Furthermore, Stubkjær has placed great emphasis on theological education for lay people in the diocese, based on Luther’s concept of the priesthood of all believers.

Musa Panti Filibus, along with Henrik Stubkjær, both dressed in suits, stands side by side in front of a brick wall and a black door. Above them hangs an outdoor lamp attached to the wall.

Musa Panti Filibus together with Henrik Stubkjær

Strong relations to other churches

Henrik Stubkjær has been engaged in ecumenical work for many years. As a bishop he has developed strong relations to other churches – in Denmark and abroad. For example, there are strong ties and mutual exchange and learning between the diocese of Viborg and the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria as well as Diocese of Guildford in Church in England. Furthermore, Stubkjær served as chair of the National Council of Churches in Denmark for one term (2016-2019). Since 2017 he has served as a member of the Council in The Lutheran World Federation as well Chair of World Service. In the summer 2020 he completed a Master of Public Governance (MPG) from Copenhagen Business School.



  • Af Bo Nygaard Larsen "”Det kristne livssyn sætter håbet som fortegn for vores liv”" Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine, Bibelselskabet, 21 November 2014. Retrieved on 06 August 2017.
  • Af Bo Nygaard Larsen "”Biskoppen”", Diocese of Viborg. Retrieved on 06 August 2017.
  • Interchurch Council
  • Viborg Diocese   
  • The Lutheran World Federation