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Dear friends,

Father Tuomas returns from his Summer leave on Monday and will be presiding over the Eucharist next Sunday on 15th August. This Sunday (8th) Father Isaac will be presiding and preaching. Erik is keen to welcome any members of the congregation who feel able to join our rehearsals again and sing at the Sunday Eucharist. Many of our Sunday School children are back to school next week or starting school for the first time - please keep them in your prayers.

I thought I would share with you the story behind the image for this week's service sheet! After trawling the internet for a suitable picture to reflect our Gospel reading I came across one by an artist in America called Anneli Anderson. I noticed that there were a lot of birch trees in her other paintings and mentioned that they looked quite Finnish! I contacted her to see if I could use an image of her painting and received a lovely reply telling me she was a Swede-Finn! Her paternal grandfather grew up in Vaasa, he had emigrated to the US when he was a teenager but then returned after he became a minister and went on to marry Anneli's grandmother who grew up in Sundom. Her mother's side of the family came from Sweden. As a teenager Anneli had enjoyed visiting Finland and Sweden with her parents and says she would love to return someday as an adult to cherish it even more. She grew up in Alaska and the birch trees I mentioned before are some of her favourites to paint (apparently there are lots of birch trees in Alaska too!) You can view her art at StudioAnneli.com.

Hope you have had a wonderful Summer and we look forward to welcoming you at Church, especially as we have two baptisms to celebrate this month! As always we need plenty of volunteers so please do use the online sign-up sheets or get in touch by email.

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

1 Kings 19.4-8
Ephesians 4.25-5.2

John 6.35, 41-51

(Picture Credit: Anneli Anderson)

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)


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


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

We are now getting closer to the ACM, so please consider standing for one of our lay roles. 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 15th August
Baptism Service
Sunday 22nd August
Baptism & 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


Lord of heaven and earth,
as Jesus taught his disciples to be persistent in prayer,
give us patience and courage never to lose hope,
but always to bring our prayers before you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Porvoo Prayer Calendar
Church of England: Diocese of Portsmouth, Bishop Christopher Foster
Church of Sweden: Diocese of Stockholm, Bishop Andreas Holmberg


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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