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Dear Friends,

Thank you to everyone who came for the Bazaar last Saturday. It was the strangest Bazaar I have attended but at the same time one of the most joyful. It was a delight to see so many of you ‘in real life’ and be able to exchange greetings and news.

Special thanks to all who made the Bazaar possible! The pandemic was. and continues to be, a concern to all of us. Your input made possible not only a joyous and good, but also a safe, bazaar.

This coming Wednesday, 15th December, at 19:00, we gather for our annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Under the current COVID -rules a COVID pass is asked to be shown by all persons over 16 years of age at the entrance. Wearing face masks is strongly recommended by the health authorities. The collection is carried for the Bishop’s Advent Appeal and for the mission of the Anglican Church in Finland.

Please also remember that we have a nativity play at our All age service in Mikael Agricola Church on Sunday 19th December at 10:00. Those wishing to receive Holy Communion are asked to join the Communion Service (Book of Common Prayer) at 8:45.

In Christ


SUNDAY 12th DECEMBER- THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT. Click here for the Order of Service

10am Eucharist - Join us as we light the
The third candle reminds us of John the Baptist.
God our Father,
you gave to Zechariah and Elisabeth in their old age a son called John.
He grew up strong in spirit,
prepared the people for the coming of the Lord,
and baptized them in the Jordan to wash away their sins.
Help us, who have been baptized into Christ,
to be ready to welcome him into our hearts,
and to grow strong in faith by the power of the Spirit.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
the light who is coming into the world.

Zephaniah 3.14-20
Philippians 4.4-7



A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who ran a stall, baked, donated and volunteered last Saturday! It was a marathon day but our amazing team of volunteers worked beautifully together to get everything up and running and cleared away at the end. Despite the restrictions, the spirit of Christmas was alive and well!

Christmas Shopping

There's still a chance to buy food, crackers, and cards after the service this Sunday!

Friends of St Nicholas

It was lovely of Nele and Marlene to share photos of their St Nicholas candles with us on Independence Day/Feast of St Nicholas.
Nele's Candle
Marlene's tribute!
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We need Tenors for our service of Nine Lessons and Carols! If you can help or know someone else who could, then please let Erik know at erik.riekko@anglican.fi

Folding Booklets..

Sarah needs to fold approximately 400 orders of service for the Carol service! If you are able to lend a hand on Tuesday or Wednesday morning then please get in touch! She would be very grateful for your assistance!
All Age Crib Service (Facebook Event Cover)
Join us on December 19th for an All-Age Crib Service (young, old, and in-between are welcome!) ... with carols, a modern nativity play and Christingle-making! Together we will discover what is at the heart of Christmas. Thank you to Joel who will be playing guitar for us and to all the children who are preparing for the play! Please help us spread the word and invite family and friends.

There is no Eucharist in this service, but there is an additional service beforehand at 8.45am if you wish to receive Holy Communion.


Thank you to Lara for letting us know about her choir's upcoming Christmas concerts. They take place on Dec. 13, 7pm at Paavalinkirkko and Dec. 16 at 8pm at Kallio kirkko, Tickets are €15 for students/pensioners and €25 for regular admission. Tickets are available online here https://holvi.com/shop/kamarikuorovarina/ or at the door.


Last week in Sunday School and Youth group we learnt how the star led the wise men to Jesus. If we follow Jesus, He will lead us to eternal life! See how Jayawin and Tino turned the cross of Jesus into a star in the video link here: Sunday School Christmas Star Video
This Sunday we will be rehearsing our modern Nativity play, ready for the All Age Service on December 19th.
Sunday School takes place on Sundays at 10am in the crypt! Please wash and sanitize hands on arrival.


Wednesday 15th December
7pm Service of Nine Lessons & Carols at Helsinki Cathedral
Sunday 19th December
8.45am Holy Communion (BCP)
10am All Age Service with Nativity Play (No Eucharist)
Saturday 25th December
12 noon Sung Eucharist, Christmas Day
Sunday 26th December
10am Eucharist, St Stephen's Day
Sunday 16th January
Evensong at Töölön Kirkko


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

You can also use Mobile Pay to make a donation, using number 95789.


O Lord Jesus Christ,
who at your first coming sent your messenger
to prepare your way before you:
grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries
may likewise so prepare and make ready your way
by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just,
that at your second coming to judge the world
we may be found an acceptable people in your sight;
for you are alive and reign with the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen

Porvoo Prayer Calendar
Church of England: Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, Bishop Paul Williams, Bishop
Tony Porter
Church of Norway: Diocese of Borg, Bishop Atle Sommerfeldt


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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