Thomas Petersson (bishop)

Thomas Ingemar Petersson (born 8 April 1968) is a Swedish prelate who is the current Bishop of Visby.

The Right Reverend

Thomas Petersson
Bishop of Visby
Thomas Petersson (2013)
ChurchChurch of Sweden
Elected5 March 2018
PredecessorSven-Bernhard Fast
by Martin Lönnebo
Consecration3 June 2018
by Antje Jackelén
Personal details
Born (1968-04-08) April 8, 1968 (age 53)
Motala, Sweden
MottoDu är seendets Gud (You are the Vision of God)


Thomas Petersson was ordained priest in 1992 for the Diocese of Linköping. He worked as a pastor of St. Lawrence's Church, Söderköping between 1993-1995 and as a Stiftsadjunkt in the Diocese of Linköping between 1995 and 2002. He also served as pastor of the Ryds parish in Linköping from 2002 till 2006 and pastor of the Victoriaförsamlingen in Berlin between 2006-2011. In 2011 he was appointed as Dean of Växjö Cathedral and in 2014, in addition to being Dean, he became parish priest of the parish of Växjö, a parish consisting of 8 united churches.[1] On March 5, 2018, he was elected bishop of Visby. He was consecrated bishop by Archbishop Antje Jackelén on June 3 the same year. he was installed as Bishop in Visby Cathedral on June 9.[2][3]


  1. "Presentation Thomas Petersson", Church of Sweden. Retrieved on 12 June 2018.
  2. "Nu har Thomas vigts till biskop i Visby stift", Church of Sweden. Retrieved on 12 June 2018.
  3. Bäckström, J. "Nu har den nya biskopen blivit vigd", Helagotland, 3 June 2018. Retrieved on 12 June 2018.