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Dear all,

It has been a busy week for us at the office. I am looking forward to this weekend’s concerts, “Four Centuries of Anglican Choral Music”. The programme on Saturday and Sunday are the same so you may choose the one which is more suitable for you.

The Council is working on the arrangements for the Bazaar. It is a real joy to see so many of you have offered your help – Thank you! Please remember to buy your Christmas cards after the service on Sunday: cards are available in the crypt and you can find your favourites while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea.

The pandemic is not over yet. Most of the restrictions have been lifted and, for example, we cannot enforce the use of facemasks in church though it is still highly advisable that you do so. A verger will be present at every service to guide and help you. I am also making a kind request that you consider taking the vaccination. It is in the very core of our Christian faith to take care of our neighbours. Vaccinations are effective only when enough people have been vaccinated. This will then give protection also for those who are unable to get a vaccination due to certain health situations.

This coming Sunday, 31st October, at 4 a.m, the Daylight saving ends and we move back to normal time. This means that clocks are turned back by one hour. You probably want to do this before going to sleep on Saturday night – or allow your mobile phone to do it automatically for you!

This Sunday is observed as All Saints’ Sunday. At the end of the service we will remember all those who have died recently and all those who we wish to remember. There will be a form at the door where you can write the names of those who have died recently. You may also send their names to me by emailing to tuomas.makipaa@anglican.fi

For all the saints, who from their labours rest,
who thee by faith before the world confessed,
thy name, O Jesus, be forever blessed.
Alleluia, alleluia!

But lo! There breaks a yet more glorious day;
the saints triumphant rise in bright array,
as God to glory calls them all away.
Alleluia, alleluia!

From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,
through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
all praising Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Alleluia, alleluia! (William Walsham How)


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

Isaiah 25.6-9
Revelation 21.1-6a

John 11.32-44

Painting of various saints by Fra Angelico


Deanery Synod Report

Please read this report on our website blog for a wonderful insight into the Deanery Synod, which we hosted earlier this month. Linda is one of our Diocesan Synod Representatives.

Deanery Synod 2021 Report by Linda Jämsén


COP26 starts next week. Henry gives us the lowdown...

The UN Climate Change Conference 2021 (or COP26), originally meant to take place from the 9th to the 19th of November 2020, is being held in Glasgow next week, from the 1st to the 12th of November.
Government officials will be discussing technical issues including carbon credits, funding for countries vulnerable to climate change and nature-based solutions in the first week of the summit. In the second week, heads of state are meeting to negotiate and make agreements. Representatives from more than 190 countries including world leaders and tens of thousands of negotiators are attending, along with members of the press and observer organisations.

Goals for the summit include the need to reach global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach. Countries are being asked to come forward with ambitious 2030 emissions reductions targets that conform with reaching net zero by the middle of the century. In order to deliver on these ambitious targets, countries will need to: speed up the phase-out of coal, stop deforestation, make the switch to electric vehicles more rapidly and encourage investment in renewables.

Another goal is adapting to protect communities and natural habitats. This means recognizing that the climate is already changing, and it will continue to change even as we reduce emissions, with devastating effects. COP26 enables policy makers to work together to enable and encourage countries affected by climate change to protect and restore ecosystems, build defences, warning systems and resilient infrastructure and agriculture to avoid loss of homes, livelihoods and even lives.

A further target is the mobilisation of finance. In order to deliver on the first two goals, developed countries must make good on their promise to mobilise at least $100bn in climate finance per year by 2020. International financial institutions must play their part and participants at COP26 need to work towards unleashing the trillions in private and public sector finance required to secure global net zero.
Finally, all parties must work together to deliver and rise to the challenges of the climate crisis by working together. This means finalising the Paris Rulebook (the detailed rules that make the Paris Agreement operational) and accelerating action to tackle the climate crisis through collaboration between governments, businesses and civil society.

How to connect with COP26 from Finland. A Message from the Nordic Council..

'You do not have to fly all the way to Glasgow to participate in the UN Climate negotiations this year. We are having the discussions on spot in Helsinki at the Nordic COP26 Hub and want to see you there!
We welcome you to the Nordic COP26 Hub in the center of Helsinki to take part in a wide range of climate events. You will be able to follow and participate in discussions taking place in Glasgow where the world leaders will meet to solve the climate crisis. For more info please click on this link: Climate Hub COP26 Helsinki
(Our co-operation between the Nordic countries is the world’s oldest regional partnership. It involves Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland)
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Poppies will be available from this Sunday as you enter the Church. Donations to the work of the British legion are gratefully accepted. Please note that any donations need to be in cash not by card.

Pick up a bargain for 2 euros at Coffee this Sunday!

We still have British food products from last year's Bazaar which need to be used in the next few months. All items are in-date but some have a short shelf-life remaining. We have PG Tips, Yorkshire Tea, marmalade, stuffing, Bisto, Goose fat and Sarson's vinegar (the latter seems to live forever!).

Christmas Bazaar 4.12.21

Please get in touch if you can help with our biggest fundraiser of the year!

Tombola Prizes
As the Bazaar gets nearer we need to start collecting prizes for the tombola! Please consider donating a prize or asking local companies/shops if they would be willing to donate something by Sunday 30th November. Any donations can be handed to the Church Wardens or Sarah. (As children can buy tickets we are unable to accept donations of alcohol)

Whats App Baking Group
If you are willing to bake something for the Bazaar then please let us know and we can add you to the WhatsApp Group.

If you are able to run or help at one of the stalls please let a member of the Council know or email office@anglican.fi. In particular we need helpers for the following:
  • Cafe
  • Christmas Cards Stall
  • Tombola
  • British Food Stall
Setting Up
We also need helpers to..
  • Set up on Friday evening or Saturday morning
  • Package pre-orders the week before the Bazaar with Rebecca

Concerts starting this weekend...

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Sunday School and Youth Group meet this Sunday to discuss where the name Halloween comes from and the theme of dark and light in the Bible. Please bring a torch if you have one! We will also discuss how we can be a light to others and will start making posters and handicrafts for our UNICEF fundraiser on November 7th.
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
Four Centuries of Anglican Choral Music from the 16-21st Centuries
at Mikael Agricola Kirkko, 19:00 - 20:30. Tickets at the door: 20 Euros
31st October
Four Centuries of Anglican 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!
21st November
Evensong at Tööloön Kirkko
Thursday 11th November
Remembrance Service at 10.30am, Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of St Henry
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


God of holiness,
your glory is proclaimed in every age:
as we rejoice in the faith of your saints,
inspire us to follow their example
with boldness and joy,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Porvoo Prayer Calendar
Church of England: Diocese of Winchester, Bishop Timothy Dakin, Bishop David Williams,
Bishop Debbie Sellin
Church of Norway: Diocese of Agder and Telemark, Bishop Stein Reinertsen


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
Arne Laitinen
Sarah Tahvanainen ( Safeguarding Assistance)

Office Manager: office@anglican.fi
Sarah Tahvanainen

Deanery Synod reps:
Linda Jämsen
Humaira John

[Please use the contact emails provided]

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