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Dear friends,

Preparations continue for upcoming events and the office has been filling up with deliveries ready for the Bazaar. I am grateful that Rebecca and Lara have volunteered to help me tackle the somewhat ominous looking mountain of boxes. If you can help run a stall on December 4th I would love to hear from you!

Yesterday Father Tuomas led a service of Remembrance at St Henry's Cathedral, in cooperation with the British Embassy. It was well attended by ambassadors, embassy staff, defence attachés, veterans, teachers and children from the International School in Helsinki, as well as some members of our congregation. The children read and sang during the service and received an appreciative round of applause! Their teachers included our very own Marie and Hatty, who were wonderful at preparing the children for the service. We were able to decorate the pillars at St Henry's with beautiful poppies that had made by the children in school. This coming Sunday we will also have an act of Remembrance at our morning Eucharist.

Last Sunday the youth at St Nicholas put on a wonderful charity event in aid of Unicef, which you can read about below. We are grateful to Pirjo Dillingham for her help and support, together with Paul who stepped in to play the organ for us. Tuomas took a lovely photo of Paul passing on his enthusiasm and sage advice to the younger generation after the service! For those of you who are new to St Nicholas, Paul has been contributing to the musical life of St Nicholas since 1971! He was awarded the Canterbury Cross by Archbishop Justin Welby at Lambeth Palace in 2017. You can read more about the award here: Canterbury Cross Awarded to Paul Dillingham.

Warmest wishes,
Armistice Service at St Henry's Cathedral
Paul and Joel talk music!


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 14th NOVEMBER- REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY, 2nd Sunday before Advent
10am Eucharist.
Coffee is served in the crypt afterwards.
Order of Service

Daniel 12.1-3
Hebrews 10.11-14, 19-25
Mark 13.1-8


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

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(Picture credit: forces.net)

Sunday is also Isänpäivä! We hope all the fathers and grandfathers enjoy their special day!

Heavenly Father,
you entrusted your Son Jesus,
the child of Mary,
to the care of Joseph, an earthly father.
Bless all fathers
as they care for their families.
Give them strength and wisdom,
tenderness and patience;
support them in the work they have to do,
protecting those who look to them,
as we look to you for love and salvation,
through Jesus Christ our rock and defender.
Hyvää Isänpäivä (1)

Join the Band for Christ the King!

On Sunday 21st we have an All Age Service to celebrate 'Christ the King.'

We are looking for anyone who plays a musical instrument to join our All Age band! If you would like to play an instrument at the service then please contact Erik or Sarah, who will send you the hymn numbers. Please arrive early on Sunday 21st if possible for a quick rehearsal! All abilities welcome!
All Age Band


Unicef Fundraiser - Thank you!

Thank you for supporting the fundraiser for Unicef last Sunday, we raised 419 euros! The fundraiser was organised by the children from Youth Group and Sunday School, who had been busy making candles and cakes for the event. They did everything from setting up, writing price lists and selling, to adding up the donations and tidying up at the end! Well done to all who took part! Special thanks also to Pirjo Dillingham for bringing in lots of wonderful handicraft items made by UNICEF volunteers.
unicef fundraiser 7.11.21

Christmas Bazaar 4.12.21


Please invite your friends, neighbours and colleagues to the Christmas Bazaar! You can share one of these links for more information:
Facebook link: Facebook Event St Nicholas' Christmas Bazaar
My Helsinki page: My Helsinki St Nicholas' Christmas Bazaar

The Bazaar Web Shop is open and items are selling fast! www.anglican.fi/shop
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)

Here are some of the baked goods that sell well at the Bazaar: quiches, brownies, carrot cake and scones! Linda is baking some delicious pies and Arthur is making a vegetable curry - please let us know if you can contribute something too!

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 - can you help Hatty and Arthur? Many hands make light work!
  • Christmas Cards Stall
  • Tombola
  • British Food Stall & handing out pre-orders
  • Unicef
Carol Singers
We are looking for a small trio or quartet of enthusiastic carollers to sing outside* the door to the crypt as people arrive for the Bazaar (*weather permitting!). No practice necessary, just festive spirit and a warm coat! Please let Sarah or Erik know if you are interested as soon as possible.

Setting Up
We also need helpers to set up early on Saturday morning. Thank you to Linda and Otto for already volunteering!
St Nicholas' Christmas Bazaar (Poster (Landscape))

If you would like to sing in the choir for our annual festival of Nine Lessons and Carols then please get in touch with Erik. Rehearsals start on December 1st!

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This Sunday we will be talking about why it is important to remember and what the Bible says about peace. There will be storytelling and crafts! This is a joint session for Youth Group and Sunday School.
Sunday School takes place on Sundays at 10am in the crypt! Please wash and sanitize hands on arrival.


Please contact Erik at erik.riekko@anglican.fi if you have any questions about the choir.
takes place on the following Sundays at 18.00, Töölön Kirkko
21.11.2021, 5.12.2021, 16.1.2022


21st November
Evensong at Tööloön Kirkko
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


Lord God our Father,
we pledge ourselves to serve you and all your peoples,
in the cause of peace, for the relief of want and suffering, and for the praise of your name.
Guide us by your Spirit; give us wisdom; give us courage; give us hope;
and keep us faithful now and always. Amen.

Porvoo Prayer Calendar
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church: Archbishop Urmas Viilma, Bishop Tiit Salumäe,
Bishop Joel Luhamets
Church of England: Diocese of Rochester, Bishop James Langstaff, Bishop Simon BurtonJones


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 Assistant)

Office Manager: office@anglican.fi
Sarah Tahvanainen

Deanery Synod reps:
Linda Jämsen
Humaira John

[Please use the contact emails provided]

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