Methodism in Bulgaria

The Methodist Church in Bulgaria is linked with USA-Methodism, being part of the Southern and Central Europe United Methodist Church Central Conference.

Most churches date from the late 19th century.

Only 3 sets of premises were used in the time of communist government; since the 1990s, legal cases have secured the return of most of the properties.

The Bulgarian United Methodist Church has c 2,700 members/ friends – a small church in a predominantly Christian Orthodox country.

Its life centres on 15 churches ,with an increasing number of church plants and communities, working especially with minority groups such as Turkish-speaking people or those of Roma-origin, making for around 35 congregations overall.

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