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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. For all other enquires please send drop me an email! Thank you to everyone who has been contributing to our newsletters, it has been wonderful to see so many familiar names even if we haven't been able to see each other.

You will no doubt have heard about the catastrophic flooding in parts of Germany, Belgium, France, Netherlands & Luxembourg. Bishop Robert and Bishop David have asked us to join them in praying for the victims and those striving to help them:

Compassionate God, source of all comfort,
We pray for those whose lives have been devastated by rain and flood.
Comfort the bereaved and bring healing to those who are traumatised.
Give strength and compassion to those who bring relief and aid.
In the power of your Spirit we pray for the rebuilding of physical communities,
and for a shared sense of solidarity and trust in your goodness known through human kindness.
We pray in the name of our Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.

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

Acts 11.27-12.2
2 Corinthians 4.7-15

Matthew 20.20-28
feeding 5000

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)


10 Day Trip Destinations!

Whether these destinations are new or you have visited before, here is a reminder of some of the beautiful places you can visit in a day from Helsinki! How many can you tick off?
For more information visit https://www.myhelsinki.fi/en/see-and-do/daytrips
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Gardeners' Corner returns in the Autumn. Grateful thanks to Peter Joy and Peter Knight for keeping us expertly informed and entertained over the last few weeks!


Pirjo Dillingham's

Apple & Oatmeal Crumble

If you have a recipe you would be willing to share then please email it to Sarah at office@anglican.fi.
1 kg apples, peeled and cored and chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon or cardamom
100 g melted butter or margarine
½ dl castor sugar or soft brown sugar (“fariinisokeri”)
3 dl rolled oats / oat flakes
Place the apples in a buttered oven dish. Sprinkle them with the cinnamon or cardamom.
Mix the butter and sugar and oats. Spread the mixture over the apples.
Bake at about 200C for about 20 minutes until the apples have become soft
and the top is crisp.
Serve with custard or vanilla sauce or ice cream.
NB. Before baking, you may add grated fresh ginger to the apples. And add, if desired, honey or syrup (reducing the amount of sugar). You may add desiccated coconut and nuts to the crumble mixture.
Fresh plums, nectarines and apricots can be added during baking. Frozen berries are also suitable, in which case mix potato flour with the berries in order to reduce the amount of liquid.


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    Our new Podcast Series for young people and adults!

    'Why were Jesus' disciples all men?'
    'Who gave birth to God?'
    Coming Soon...'Was God ever a human?'

    Thank you to Frances, Eva and Cari for sending in these very interesting and challenging questions for our podcast! Hope you enjoy listening and wondering with us!

    Sunday School and Youth Group are on Summer break. We resume in August in the Church crypt
    Check out the back page of the service booklet! If there is room we will include a fun activity for kids!
    Sunday School and Youth Group resumes soon in the Church crypt


    Erik is back from his summer break and is busy arranging the music for this month. The choir will be singing at our next service on August 1st - you are welcome to join rehearsals and singing on Sundays as and when you feel ready to return.

    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 https://www.anglican.fi/registration-forms/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 at the back of Church giving 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. 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 15th August
    Baptism Service
    Sunday 22nd August
    Baptism & Back to School 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


    Merciful God,
    whose holy apostle Saint James,
    leaving his father and all that he had,
    was obedient to the calling of your Son Jesus Christ
    and followed him even to death:
    help us, forsaking the false attractions of the world,
    to be ready at all times to answer your call without delay,
    through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
    who is alive and reigns with you,
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and for ever. Amen.

    Porvoo Prayer Calendar
    Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lithuania: Bishop Mindaugas Sabutis
    Church of Ireland: Diocese of Derry and Raphoe, Bishop Andrew Foster


    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

    Safeguarding officer:safeguarding@anglican.fi

    Office Manager: office@anglican.fi
    Sarah Tahvanainen

    Deanery Synod reps:

    [Please use the contact emails provided]

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