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Withdraw from the church

You would like to leave the Protestant or Catholic Church.

Resignation from the Protestant or Catholic Church can be declared at the following offices in Bremen:

  • Bremische Evangelische Kirche:
    • Haus der Kirche
      Franziuseck 2-4
      28199 Bremen
      Tel: +49 421 5597 0
      You can make an appointment easily and conveniently online. You can find the link to the Bremen Protestant Church appointment system under "Further information" - "Online appointment booking for the Bremen Protestant Church".
  • Catholic Church:
    • Info point URBI
      Hohe Straße 7
      28195 Bremen
      Tel.: +49 421 3694 0
    • In Bremen-North also at the respective Catholic parish offices in Bremen-North.

Alternatively, the signature on a declaration of resignation can be notarized by the following offices

  • at all notaries,
  • at the registry office Bremen-Mitte, if your zip code begins with the numbers 281, 282 or 283 and
  • at the Bremen-Nord registry office if your zip code begins with the digits 287

You will receive the declaration of resignation. Please send it to the relevant church.

What documents do I need?

  • Identity card or passport