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Dear friends,

Father Tuomas is now on Summer leave and returns 8th August, during which time Father Parvez will be presiding over the Sunday Eucharist and available for pastoral needs. If you have any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact the office.

Best wishes,


All of our Services can be viewed live on Facebook, or you can click this link to
watch on our website: Worship With Us
10am Eucharist in Mikael Agricola
Order of Service

Jeremiah 23.1-6
Ephesians 2.11-end

Mark 6.30-34, 53-end
Jesus preaching in the present
Jesus preaching in the present - Soraby Kyrka, Rottne, Sweden
Thank you to everyone who came to our outdoor service last week, it was good to see you!

We need volunteers each week for our Sunday Services. Please sign up here: Sign-up Rotas

(Alternatively you can email Sarah at office@anglican.fi)
Please let us know if you have any problems signing up using the online rotas.


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Young Disciples

Our new Podcast Series!

This Summer, children from our Sunday School have been sending us their fantastic questions on God and Christianity! Our free podcast series aims to explore these questions for young people and adults alike in under 10 minutes! We have a couple of episodes available so far.. Episode 1 asks ‘Why were Jesus’ disciples all male?’ and episode 2 asks ‘Who gave birth to God?’ Hope you enjoy listening and wondering with us!


Gardeners Corner (2)

Peter Knight writes...

Greetings again from scorched dry Puistola. Yesterday I was able to view how amazingly green everything looks in Cheshire. A different world! Sadly folks we probably have a climate crisis rather than climate change. A regularity of extremes and our hearts go out to flood victims in Germany, fires in California and more. Here we have a record/ennätys for heatwave days. The garden looks sad and dry and ...well we try to keep it in survival mode.
For growers of strawberries you have probably scoffed the lot by now but Pimma and I are still munching our loppumarjat! How come? I inherited here a useful canopy of trees and so the sun hits different areas at different times of the day not all the time. This could be critical as the future unfolds. For those of you who can, please plant some trees! Also you can site your strawberry plot near hedges or apple trees etc etc.
A brief word on hedges. Whatever they are coniferous or deciduous keep them at an easily manageable height. Personally I like to keep my quickthorn/orapihlaja hedge at my height of 1.72m and avoid any need for ladders. Or sometimes a beer crate! There are now excellent cordless hedge trimmers available including extendable models. So you get yourself eg a Ryobi battery(plus spare battery), charger and then run a hedge trimmer, ground strimmer/siimaleikkuri, chainsaw etc all on the same system. Power consumption negligible ....or non-existent with solar panels! No irritating cables tangled round your mosquito scarred legs! I think I will return in the autumn to the choice of hedge species. For now I just want to say avoid ubiquitous THUJA aargh! As for those hedge trimmings don't waste them. Either use them as a mulch against old enemy SMD soil moisture deficit or add them chopped to the compost digestor or compost heap. I enjoy a bit of chopping! I use a thick log of waist height and a handy hatchet! However please take care of your precious digits ...aim your blows a good 6ins from manual flesh!
As you survey your parched abode don't get too dispirited and irrigate whoever is flagging the most. Again I say your lawn will bounce back..no water needed! For strawberries the July/August period is quite critical because this is when they form the new crowns for next year's crop. Water well and even give them a feed or some fresh rotted compost. Some of them may be 'rocking'..loose..they got pushed up a bit as the ground thawed so extra compost/loam will do them good. As for raspberries they also appreciate nightly drinks to boost the growth of the new canes which are next year's crop. Infact they are crying out for LIGHT also ! You may need to sacrifice the last berries on the old canes or keep the trusses in a bucket of water to ripen.
Talking of light, light may be showing at the end of the dry tunnel! Next week should be cooler. Meanwhile I hope you can find some mustikka/bilberries. We will now take a wee break and you can expect us back with Gardener's Corner at the end of August
Best wishes from the two Peters

Many thanks to Peter Joy and Peter Knight for their wonderful pearls of wisdom and humour! We look forward to the return of Gardener's Corner in the Autumn!

Pannukakku by Rachel Skinner

This is a traditional Finnish recipe, it is essentially an oven pancake!
If you have a recipe you would be willing to share then please email it to office@anglican.fi.

4 eggs
1 dl double cream
1,5 dl milk
2 dl flour
0,5 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
125 g butter

To go on top of the batter:
knob of butter
≈0,5 dl sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 200℃.
  2. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk to break the yolks.
  3. Add the cream, milk, flour, salt and sugar.
  4. Melt the butter and add to the mixture.
  5. Mix the batter and pour onto an oven tray (≈30 cm x 40 cm).
  6. Spoon bits of butter onto the batter, and sprinkle on the sugar.
  7. Bake at 200℃ for about 25 mins -until the surface is golden brown.
Serve your warm pannukakku with jam or fresh berries and whipped cream.
You can also leave the batter to rise for half an hour before baking, but this is not essential.

    Pronunciation Poem by T.S.Watt, sent in by David Bullivant

    I take it you already know
    Of tough and bough and cough and dough
    Others may stumble, but not you
    On hiccough, thorough, laugh, and through.
    And cork and work and card and ward
    And font and front and word and sword
    Well done! And now if you wish, perhaps
    To learn of less familiar traps,

    Beware of heard, a dreadful word
    That looks like beard and sounds like bird.
    And dead: it’s said like bed, not bead–
    For goodness sakes don’t call it deed.
    Watch out for meat and great and threat,
    They rhyme with suite and straight and debt.

    A moth is not a moth in mother,
    Nor both in bother, broth in brother.
    And here is not a match for there,
    And dear and fear for bear and pear.
    And then there’s dose and rose and lose–
    Just look them up–and goose and choose,
    And do and go, then thwart and cart.
    Come, come, I’ve hardly made a start!
    A dreadful language? Man alive!
    I’d mastered it when I was five.
    cafe Krypta

    Helsinki Cathedral Cafe

    Have you tried Café Krypta in the crypt of Helsinki Cathedral? They offer a very reasonably priced lunch costing 5 euros! There are often free art exhibitions too. Café Krypta is operated by Helsinki 's parish partners, who take weekly turns. The proceeds from the cafeteria are donated to recipients decided by each partner. It is open everyday from June to August. https://www.facebook.com/CafeKrypta/
    Kirkkokatu 18, Helsinki

    Free Summer Events in Helsinki!

    Music events...
    Jazz-Espa festival If you enjoy Jazz music then try these outdoor concerts on Esplandi
    Date: performances until 31st July, check the link below for the timetable
    Location: Espa Stage, Eteläesplanadi 1, Helsinki Jazz Festival Information

    On summer Fridays, different military band ensembles from across Finland take to the same stage on Esplandi - if you haven't seen them before they are fantastic and great fun for children to watch too! The Guards Band Information

    Haydn and Schubert Finnish Baroque Orchestra is performing two string quartets by Haydn and Schubert.
    When? Wed 21.7.2021, at 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Where? Kannelmäen kirkko, Vanhaistentie 6, Helsinki

    For young people...
    The Youth Island Gallery will be open to visitors on the island of Vartiosaari
    The gallery is a place where nature, art and crafts meet. Surrounded by natural beauty, young people can exercise their creativity, grow crops, tend to animals and enjoy nature. Find out more here Youth Island Information
    When? open until 6th August.
    Where? VARTIOSAARI 10, Helsinki

    SEA LIFEs mobile Rockpool is going on tour! The events offer the chance to see and touch creatures of the pool such as the glorious starfish, funky sea urchins and funny sea cucumbers. Sea Life Mobile Rockpool
    When? 21.7.2021 at 10.30-14.30
    Where? Haltiala farm, Tuomarinkylä

    If you have any recommendations for
    Summer day trips please send them to Sarah in the office by Thursday!


    The choir is now on Summer break, returning on August 1st. We look forward to our full choir returning in the Autumn, as and when members feel safe to join.

    Annual Chaplaincy Meeting - Sunday 29th August 2021

    If you wish to propose someone for one of the lay roles in our Chaplaincy then now is the time to encourage them before our ACM! You can pick up a form at the back of church or download it from the website and, if the person you wish to stand agrees then you can sign the section which requires them to have a 'Proposer'. The completed forms can be handed back to Rebecca at the entrance, or to the Churchwardens. We have a leaflet coming soon which gives an overview of the lay roles which are so vital to the life of the Chaplaincy!

    Please remember that in order to stand for election or to vote at the meeting you need to be on the Electoral Roll. If you added your name to the electoral roll back in 2019 then you don't need to put your name down again until 2025, but if you are unsure or would like to check then please don't hesitate to get in touch with Sarah in the office.

    To be added to the Electoral Roll and/or to stand for one of our lay roles then please fill out the relevant form and return it before the ACM. You can now pick up nomination and electoral roll forms at the back of Church or download them from our website: https://www.anglican.fi/registration-forms/

    Our Annual Report is available here: Annual Report 2020

    COVID guidelines when coming to worship at St Nicholas


    Those with symptoms of Covid-19 or other respiratory or flu-like illness, or an elevated temperature, or who are particularly vulnerable to infection should not attend public services, but join our online worship.


    Sunday 22nd August
    Back to School All-Age Service
    Sunday 29th August
    Annual Chaplaincy Meeting after the service
    Sunday 5th September
    Choral Evensong
    18.00 from Töölön kirkko
    Sunday 3rd October
    Harvest Festival
    Sunday 14th November
    Remembrance Sunday
    Saturday 4th December
    Annual Bazaar!


    In these difficult times your continued support is greatly appreciated and if possible we would ask you to consider donating towards our ongoing costs by clicking here to be directed to our easy Donate buttons or by means of a bank transfer using the details below:

    Suomen Anglikaaninen Kirkko (The Anglican Church in Finland)
    IBAN: F173 3131 1000 3282 07


    Generous God,
    you give us gifts and make them grow:
    though our faith is small as mustard seed,
    make it grow to your glory
    and the flourishing of your kingdom,
    through Jesus Christ our Lord

    Porvoo Prayer Calendar
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    Father Tuomas Mäkipää (050-3099132)

    Urdu Language Ministry: parvez.gill@anglican.fi
    Father Gill Parvez

    Arne Laitinen
    Johnson Samuel

    Henry Rawstorne
    Daniel Jack

    Director of Music: erik.riekko@anglican.fi
    Erik Johannes Riekko
    Sunday School Team: office@anglican.fi
    Jane Mayhew-Smith
    Jayawin & Tino Jayapal
    Sarah Tahvanainen

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    Office Manager: office@anglican.fi
    Sarah Tahvanainen

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