Information in English

The congregations main objektive is, in dialogue with our parishioners, to interpret the christian message of love and keep it alive.

Children born in the 80:ies and 90:ies are large groups. These youngsters live very active lives and are quite mobile. This fact influences our work among young people. During the years to come the number of elderly in the parish will increase. About 80% of the population in Sura community are members of the church.

Surahammar Town Counsil is the largest employer. The main industries are related to the steel branch owned by foriegn companies. There are also several companies dealing with service and trading. Despite the fact that Surahammar is rather dependent of the large employers there are a lot of small enterprises and many of the working parishioners commute daily to work, mainly to Västerås, 20 km from Surahammar.
Sura-Ramnäs congregation cooperates with those who that work with people from "cradle to grave", for example childrens care centre, kindergarten, schools and social instiutions. We want to create new arenas where people can meet. It's important that the congregation is active in peoples everyday life. To be able to support our parishioners we must be observant of change, both negative and positive, in the social structure. The number of elderly people in the parish is increasing and this could mean that several of them risk to live a life in isolation. Therefore we need to work in order to increase the number of volunteers that can visit lonely people in our community.

 The parish centre
 

In Surahammar there are many social and cultural activities, such as horseriding, icehockey, football, swimming, skiing and  golf. The lanscape around the community gives many opportunities for recreation.
Through our church proceedings (baptising, wedding- and funeralservices) we meet more people than we do through our church services. Every sunday and other church holydays we celebrate divine service in the church or in the congregation centre, Källmoragården. Sura parish is a meetingplace where the fundamental principle is: participation, presence, openess and respect for human values.
For more information contact rev  Cecilia Alsterlund +4622046475, cecilia.alsterlund@svenskakyrkan.se