Freeing the Catechism in English !!

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England. These loving people are giving away “the layman’s little Bible”—Luther’s Small Catechism— in English as a gift to English-speaking Christianity.

The ELCE has published its Reformation Anniversary Edition of Luther’s Small Catechism. It has distributed it on the internet at, saying:

The Small Catechism is presented here as an exposition of the faith of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church, and is a gift of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England to English-speaking Christianity.

This translation is by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England (2016). Distributed under Creative Commons Licence CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International)

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of England (ELCE) is a confessional Lutheran Church in England, Scotland and Wales, and a member of the International Lutheran Council (ILC).

The ELCE lists at the first of its six objectives:

1. Proclamation of the Gospel and the strengthening and establishing of congregations by the preaching of the Gospel.

By creating and giving away this translation of the Catechism, it certainly is being true to its stated objectives. May the Lord of the Church richly bless each person and the whole synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England.

About T. R. Halvorson

T. R. Halvorson was born in Sidney, Montana on July 14, 1953, baptized at Pella Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sidney, Montana on November 8, 1953, and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Williston, North Dakota in 1968. He and his wife, Marilyn, are members of Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Sidney, Montana. They have three sons and six grandchildren. T. R. farms at Wildrose, North Dakota, and is Deputy County Attorney in Sidney, Montana. He has been a computer programmer; and an author, conference speaker, instructor, and consultant to industry in online legal information. He is among the authors of the religion column in the Sidney Herald at Sidney, Montana. He is the Editor of


Freeing the Catechism in English !! — 4 Comments

  1. We lived in England for several years and know most of the ELCE pastors. What a faithful group of men bringing truth to a post-Christian nation!

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