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Dear all,

The Deanery Synod of the Anglican Churches in Nordic and Baltic states begins in Helsinki today. Clergy and lay representatives will meet to discuss matters around the Porvoo Communion, peace and religious freedom, migration and racial justice. On Saturday evening, 9th October at 17:00 the Synod guests attend a Eucharist in Porvoo Cathedral on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the signing of Porvoo Declaration. This service is open for all, so if you happen to be near Porvoo, please do join us!

On Sunday, 10th October at 10 a.m. Bishop David Hamid will confirm candidates from our Church in Helsinki, the White Nile Congregation, and a candidate who arrives from Tallinn. The Synod guests will also attend the service. We are arranging a pot-luck lunch after the service to which Synod guests have been invited. Please do consider joining in the service and bringing something to share with others.

In Christ,


Most of our Services can be viewed live on Facebook, or you can click this link to
watch on our website: Worship With Us
SUNDAY 10th OCTOBER- Eucharist with Confirmation
10am Sung Eucharist. Followed by a 'Pot-Luck Lunch' in the crypt
Order of Service

Amos 5.6-7,10-15
Hebrews 4.12-16

Mark 10.17-31


Photo Competition
Thank you to everyone who sent photos to Henry, our Environment Officer! Henry has produced a lovely video for us - you can watch it here:

Season of Creation Photo Competition Video!

'Pot-Luck' Lunch 10.10.21

Pot Luck Lunch this Sunday!

After the service we are having a Pot-Luck Lunch and we need your help to make this a fitting celebration! Please bring a dish to share if you are able to - such as a quiche, salad, bread and cheese, soup, a rice or pasta dish. Desserts are also welcome! Please bring any contributions down to the kitchen before the service, if possible. Many thanks, Sarah
Soups to warm the Soul

We are sharing some wonderfully healthy and warming soups for the Season of Creation.

If you have a recipe to share then please email Sarah at office@anglican.fi

Thank you to Diana Webster for sharing more of her recipes this week...


1 roll of pureed beetroot and potato
1-2 garlic cloves or 1 onion or shallot1
cube beef stock
Crumbled feta cheese to sprinkle on top or a generous spoonful of crème fraiche instead.

Fry the garlic or onion in some oil or butter in large saucepan till transparent. Add hot water and stock cube and stir till cube has dissolved. Add puree (be careful, it easily squirts everywhere out of its casing). Stir and simmer (for approx10-15 mins). Taste for more seasoning. Horseradish goes well with beetroot, so you can add a teaspoonful of horseradish cream earlier to the soup instead of the feta, but some people don’t like the taste.


1 roll of pureed Jerusalem artichokes (maaartis…)
1-2 garlic cloves or 1 small onion or shallot
1 beef or chicken stock cube
Small packet of chopped bacon (omit if you want it all veggie, or try adding lemon peel, a bay leaf and a sprig of rosemary)
About 1 dl or more of thin cream
Chopped parsley to sprinkle on top if liked.

Proceed as above, but fry the bacon bits with the garlic and do not puree at end. A word of warning: Jerusalem artichokes cause wind!
Gardeners Corner (2)
Gardening God's way

Last Sunday's Harvest Festival

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for Harvest Festival, and to our musicians!

We received lots of wonderful food offerings, many of which Arne is kindly delivering to the Salvation Army Food Bank.

Christmas Cards are on Sale!

Katrina and I started sorting Christmas cards this week! We may have hummed a few carols whilst we worked! David B has kept us well supplied - much effort and care has gone into upcycling a wonderful variety of cards, the profits of which go to the work of our Church. We hope to have a good selection out this Sunday and all the way up until Christmas! You can pay for the cards by cash at coffee and soon we will have a mobile pay option up and running!
Please let Katrina know if you could help with sorting more cards in preparation for the Bazaar! Thanks, Sarah
St Nicholas' Christmas Bazaar (3)
Please let Sarah or the Church Wardens know if you are able to help at the Bazaar! We need volunteers to sell cards, tombola tickets, books and food/drinks in the cafe! If you are willing to organise the tombola or donate a prize that would also be much appreciated! Please help to spread the word and ask friends and family to save the date! If you would like a flyer/poster please ask Sarah.

As today is the 8th, here are 8 Things to do in Helsinki this Autumn!



Thank you to all the young people who took part in our service last Sunday and the 'tin of sweets' drama - great acting skills!

Joint Sunday School and Youth Group takes place at 10am in the crypt this Sunday
Young people aged 11 and above are kindly asked to wear a mask, as are parents accompanying their children. Please wash and sanitize hands on arrival. Sunday School meets at the far end of the crypt and Youth Group meets near the crypt entrance.


Please contact Erik at erik.riekko@anglican.fi if you have any questions about the choir. We need singers for Sunday services, Evensong, Concerts and the Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols!

takes place on the following Sundays at 18.00, Töölön Kirkko
21.11.2021, 5.12.2021, 16.1.2022

COVID guidelines when coming to worship at St Nicholas


Social Distancing is no longer required but we continue to wear masks and practice good hand hygiene. 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.
Please wear a mask on entering the Church and wait to be directed by the Verger to your seat.


Sunday 10th October
Bishop's visit, Confirmation Service, & 'Pot luck' lunch
Sunday 14th November
Remembrance Sunday
Saturday 4th December
Annual Bazaar!
Wednesday 15th December
Service of Nine Lessons & Carols


Your continued support is greatly appreciated, please consider donating towards our ongoing costs via our Donate buttons on our website 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


O God, forasmuch as without you we are not able to please you;
mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts;
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.

Please keep in your prayers those who are being confirmed this Sunday

Porvoo Prayer Calendar
Church of England: Diocese of Truro, Bishop Philip Mounstephen, Bishop Hugh Nelson
Church of Norway: Diocese of Tönsberg, Bishop Jan Otto Myrseth
Church of Sweden: Diocese of Strängnäs, Bishop Johan Dalman


Father Tuomas Mäkipää (050-3099132)

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

Arne Laitinen
Johnson Samuel

Lara McCoy
Ameena Noel
Ron Peake
Henry Rawstorne

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:
Linda Jämsen
Humaira John

[Please use the contact emails provided]

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