Digitally mediated sermons during the Covid-19 pandemic in Church of Sweden and Uniting Church in Sweden

SND-ID: 2023-305. Version: 1. DOI:

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Frida Mannerfelt - University College Stockholm orcid

Research principal

University College Stockholm rorId


Data consists of 32 sermons, preached in communities in Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö that belong to Lutheran Church of Sweden and Uniting Church in Sweden, in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic; i.e. Ascension Day and the Sunday before Pentecost 2020. The majority of the sermons (27) are transcriptions of digitally mediated, i.e. live streamed sermons or sermons that was prerecorded and published on a digital platform. Data also contain 5 sermon manuscripts
for sermons that were deliveredin a local congregation only (not digitally mediated).

The sermons are categorized according to the following elements: If it was digitally or locally mediated (D or L), if it was delivered by a preacher from CofS or UC (SvK or Eq), whether it was held in Stockholm, Göteborg or Malmö (S, G or M), and a number. Accordingly, "DEqG2" stands for "Digitially mediated sermon from a Uniting Church preacher in Göteborg, Nr. 2".

Data contains personal data


Sensitive personal data


Type of personal data

Religious affiliation


Method and outcome


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Sampling procedure

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Time period(s) investigated

2020-05-20 – 2020-05-24

Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Non-participant field observation
  • Description of the mode of collection: For more information view the Swedish website.
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2020-05-20 – 2020-05-24
  • Source of the data: Events/Interactions, Communications: Public, Communications
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Stockholm Municipality, Malmö Municipality, Göteborg Municipality

Administrative information
Topic and keywords

Research area

Religious studies (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Religion and values (CESSDA Topic Classification)


Mannerfelt, F. (2023). Co-preaching : The Practice of Preaching in Digital Culture and Spaces.
URN: urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-1842
ISBN: 9789188906212

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Published: 2024-04-10