The Crown Princess attends the Opening of the General Synod

On Tuesday 3 October, The Crown Princess attended the Opening of the General Synod in Uppsala.

The Opening of the General Synod began with a service at Uppsala Cathedral, led by Bishop of Västerås Mikael Mogren.

After the service, speeches were given by Chair of the General Synod Karin Perers, Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Cardinal Anders Arborelius and Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke.

In Uppsala Cathedral. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

The Swedish Church and the General Synod

The General Synod is the Church of Sweden's largest decision-making body, and consists of 251 members from throughout Sweden.

The Church of Sweden is Sweden's largest member organisation, with 6.3 million members. The General Synod is elected by the church's members.