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Dear all,

We have had some sense of 'normality' during the past weeks with our Christmas Bazaar and the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. A huge thank you to all of you who made these events possible! Understandably, much fewer people than normal attended these two events. However it was a great joy to see the happy faces as people came out from the Cathedral on Wednesday after the carols service, someone was literally jumping for joy as they left the church!
This all indicates to me that Christmas, its message of joy, peace, hope and love, are still important and much valued. It also reminds us about the importance of being able to come together to meet with each other, to pray together, and to share our joys and sorrows together.
This coming Sunday, 19th December, we gather for our All Age Service in Mikael Agricola Church at 10 a.m. Those wishing to receive the Holy Communion are welcome to a Communion Service according to the Book of Common Prayer at 8.45 a.m.

In Christ,



8.45am - Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
10am - All Age Crib Service (No Eucharist)

All Age Crib Service (Facebook Event Cover)
Join us this Sunday for our All-Age Crib Service ... with carols, a modern nativity play and Christingle-making! Together we will discover or re-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!

Suitable for all ages, this is a short service lasting approximately 30-40 minutes. Children each receive a pack during the service to make their Christingle orange, with sweets, raisins and candle! Christingles have been used for many years as a reminder of how the birth of Jesus continues to bring light into the world. Please 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.
The fourth Advent candle reminds us of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of our Lord.

God our Father,
the angel Gabriel told the Virgin Mary
that she was to be the mother of your Son.
Though Mary was afraid,
she responded to your call with joy.
Help us, whom you call to serve you,
to share like her in your great work
of bringing to our world your love and healing.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
the light who is coming into the world.

Micah 5.2-5a
Hebrews 10.5-10

4th sunday advent


A big thank you to Erik and St Nicholas' Chamber Choir for the heavenly music at our Carol service on Wednesday. It was wonderful to be uplifted by familiar familiar readings and carols, and to be reminded of the light that Jesus brings to the world, especially in difficult times.
Thank you to our readers: Humphrey, Linda, Keith, Zelma, Rebecca, Henry, Tessa and the Ambassador to the UK, HE Theresa Bubbear. And to the team of volunteers at 'the back' - Arne, Daniel, Henry and Rebecca, thank you for greeting/guiding/and checking covid passports!



Sunday School and Youth Group resume on January 16th, after the school Christmas holiday. Thank you to all the children and parents for supporting Sunday School and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
Sunday School takes place on Sundays at 10am in the crypt! Please wash and sanitize hands on arrival.


Sunday 19th December
8.45am Holy Communion (BCP)
10am All Age Service with Nativity Play (No Eucharist)
Friday 24th December
Midnight Mass at Hotel Katajanokka Prison Chapel
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: FI73 3131 1000 3282 07

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


Eternal God,
as Mary waited for the birth of your Son,
so we wait for his coming in glory;
bring us through the birth pangs of this present age
to see, with her, our great salvation
in Jesus Christ our Lord

Porvoo Prayer Calendar
Church of Norway: Diocese of Oslo, Bishop Kari Veiteberg
Church of England: Diocese of Durham, Bishop Paul Butler, Bishop Sarah Clark
Scottish Episcopal Church: Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness, Bishop Mark Strange


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

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Linda Jämsen
Humaira John

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