Facts and Statistics
General information of the Reformed Church in Hungary in figures
In Hungary, 1.15 million people claimed a Reformed religious affiliation in the 2011 Census.
Of this 1.15 million, 600,000 are active members of a Reformed congregation.
According to the 2011 Census, the RCH is the second largest denomination in Hungary after the Roman Catholic Church.
There are 2.5 million Reformed Hungarians living in Hungary’s seven neighbouring countries (the so-called Carpathian Basin) as well as the diaspora into Western Europe, North America and Australia.
The Reformed Church in Hungary (RCH) has 1,249 congregations divided into 27 presbyteries, belonging to 4 districts.
The RCH has 7,500 employees, of which 1,550 are ministers.
The RCH operates 129 educational institutions from kindergarten to university level, including 4 theological seminaries (Debrecen, Budapest, Sárospatak, Pápa) and a hospital.
The RCH has around 390 Reformed diaconal services, serving 22,800 people in need.
The current Presidium of the General Synod of the Reformed Church in Hungary:
Dr. Gusztáv Bölcskei - Presiding Bishop of the General Synod of the RCH
Dr. Pál Huszár - Lay President of the General Synod of the RCH
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Reformed Church in Hungary
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PO Box: 1140-Budapest, 70, Pf. 5
Phone: + 36 1 460 0708
English, German and Korean language services in Budapest
After the WARC General Council in Accra not only the Hungarian translation of the Accra Confession was published, but also discussions and theological work was encouraged as to the status and the content of the document.
Read more on the issue of Székely Mikó Reformed High School
To partners of the Reformed Church in Hungary Dear Brothers and Sisters, On behalf of the community of the Transylvanian Reformed Church District (Romania) I would like to draw your kind attention to deliberate violations of fundamental rights in Romania and to politically motivated court case which affects badly the life, integrity and the property itself of the Transylvanian Reformed Church District. On 26 November 2014 in its sentence, the court of appeals in Ploiesti upheld part of an earlier ruling under which the Reformed Church would be stripped of the ownership of the restituted property of the Székely Mikó Reformed High School in Sepsiszentgyörgy (Sfântu Gheorghe). In addition, the court decision sentenced three members of the Special Committee on Church Property Restitution (SCCPR) for three years of suspended prison just for implementing the Law on restitution and returned the above property to its rightful owner, the Transylvanian Reformed Church District. This verdict gives birth to a dangerous legal precedent, leading to other instances of re-naturalization of already returned church properties although Hungarian churches in Romania never demanded anything that was not originally held by their ownership. The Assembly of the Transylvanian Reformed Church District is deeply shocked and distressed following the above decision of the Romanian court as the verdict denies the legitimate owner, the Transylvanian Reformed Church District, of its real estate, and questions the rightful restitution of a building which was naturalized in the Communist regime. „Our loyalty and belief in the Rule-of-Law, which we nurtured toward the Romanian State in the past years was seriously offended” – says the statement of the Church District reflecting the gravity of the situation. I respectfully ask you to put into effect your influence, in order to constrain the Romanian authorities to immediately drop all charges against the three members of the Special Committee on Church Property Restitution. I also kindly ask you to take time to read the summary and the statement posted on our website and express your solidarity with the Reformed community in Romania at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org Let us pray for God’s wisdom for the deliberations of the Extraordinary Assembly of the Church District as it gathers on 29 November. Yours in Christ, Dr. Gusztáv Bölcskei Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Church in Hungary
Since 2012 the Reformed Church in Hungary has a Korean speaking ministry, supervised by the Presbyterian Church in Korea (PCK), recognized as a mission congregation by the Synod of the Reformed Church in Hungary