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Dear friends,

Many of our families will be on Autumn break and we hope they are enjoying this time together. In today's newsletter you will find information on some uplifting musical concerts which are coming up soon, and a silent retreat organised by the Turku parishes towards the end of November.

At our service for All Saints Day on the last Sunday of this month, we will remember with thanksgiving those who have died. If you would like the name of a loved one to be read out then please email me or let one of the Church Wardens know on Sunday.

Coming up next month we have a Unicef fundraiser on November 7th after coffee, run by the youth, and on the 11th we have the Armistice Day service at St Henry's in conjunction with the British Embassy. Remembrance Sunday falls on November 14th and as usual we will have poppies available, proceeds of which go to the work of the British Legion.

Best wishes,


Most of our Services can be viewed live on Facebook, or you can click this link to
watch on our website: Worship With Us
10am Sung Eucharist. Refreshments are served in the crypt afterwards.
Order of Service

Jeremiah 31.7-9
Hebrews 7.23-end

Mark 10.46-end
Jesus healing the blind man, Rupnik, Marko Ivan, 1954-


St Nicholas Concert Poster (1)

50th Anniversary Concert of the German Finnish Choir,

Agnes Goerke

The meeting of different cultures is part of the German Finnish choir's life - and thus also of its jubilee concert! In the Palmeris Tango mass Argentinian tango rhythms and sounds meet with Bach-like motivs, melodies, contrapunct. The mass was composed in 1996 and contains the Latin mass text Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei. You can also enjoy music by Bach and by Piazzola that lead to the big Misatango mass by Martín Palmeri.

Tickets cost 15 €. To buy them in advance, please contact Agnes: agnes.goerke@evl.fi.

Silent Retreat in English By Maria Vatanen

Have you ever considered the power of silence?

Quiet. Freedom. Space. Mindfulness. Self-Awareness. Calm. Spirituality.

And do you ever need to retreat, to pull back, to shelter from or just change your situation for a time?

No distractions. No conflict. No gadgets. No housework. No work. No news.
It may be that you are lucky enough to already benefit from regular meditation or walks alone in nature. It may also be that your life is busy, noisy, full of constant chattering, requests from family, demands from work, thoughts that fill your head at all times of the day and night.

Either way, we invite you to consider joining the next Silent Retreat with TCIC!

You will have:

  • A simple room and bathroom to yourself.
  • Good food prepared and served with care by “someone else” and accompanied by gentle music.
  • Lakeside sauna.
  • Time to reflect, wander, create, read, write; to just be.
  • An atmosphere of peace where we can all be alone together with God.
And we will share
  • Prayer & Communion services overlooking forest, lake, and big sky – all God’s creation.
  • Meditations based on the theme, to relax your body and guide your thoughts.
Being on silent retreat is not just about being quiet. Being silent, in addition to quietness, is entering a sacred space within yourself, freedom from the endlessly thinking of modern, everyday life. To be intentionally silence is to cultivate self-awareness. At Tammilehti, there is no need to acknowledge those around you, you can ponder and wander uninterrupted.

Walk in the forest or along the lakeside. Take in the fresh air and activate all your senses as you enjoy the nature encompassing you. Lie on your bed or curl up on a sofa or armchair and read; explore new knowledge and ideas, or revisit familiar texts. Take time to really enjoy a hot drink; observe the steam, feel the warmth of the cup, hear the chink of the spoon against the ceramic, inhale the aroma and taste the real flavour. Breath deeply, enjoy just being, in warmth and safety with others and explore the peace of silent retreat in English.

If you like the sound of all this, consider joining us.
“Lift up your eyes: The Lord is near.”
Tammilehto, Rymättylä Friday 26th – Sunday 28th November.

For more details contact Fr Miika Ahola or Fr Timo Viitonen.
To book your place, use this LINK (it’s in Finnish – please ask if you need help!)
Costs are between €107 and €137 depending on your location and status.
St Nicholas' Christmas Bazaar (3)


There is no Sunday School or Youth Group this week. We hope all our families have had a lovely Autumn Break and look forward to seeing you next Sunday!
Sunday School takes place on Sundays at 10am in the crypt! 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


30th October
Unaccompanied English Choral Music from the 16-21st Centuries
at Mikael Agricola Kirkko, 19:00 - 20:30. Tickets at the door: 20 Euros
31st October
Unaccompanied English Choral Music from the 16-21st Centuries
at Paavalinkirkko, 19:00 - 20:30. Tickets at the door: 20 Euros
Sunday 7th November
Youth Fundraising Event after the Service for Unicef!
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


Merciful God,
teach us to be faithful in change and uncertainty,
that trusting in your word
and obeying your will
we may enter the unfailing joy of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Please continue to keep in your prayers the troubled places of our world

Porvoo Prayer Calendar
Church of England: Diocese of Carlisle, Bishop James Newcome, Bishop Emma Ineson
Church of Norway: Diocese of Stavanger, Bishop Anne Lise Ådnøy


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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