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Dear friends,

We are waiting to hear more news from the City of Helsinki and the Diocese of Helsinki concerning COVID restrictions. Many of you are unable to attend the service in person. For this reason we are continuing to stream services via YouTube. You can find a link from our website or on Facebook.

This week I have worked on some inter-religious matters as a board member of the Forum for Co-operation of Religions in Finland. Next week, on Wednesday 2nd February, I am a moderator for a short panel discussion about Faith and Science: the role of religions in overcoming pandemic. The panellists are representing various religious communities in Finland. A member of Parliament will attend also. This discussion is funded by The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. More information should be found at www.uskot.fi

Today the Church of England, together with many other churches, commemorates Thomas Aquinas. He has been described as the greatest thinker and teacher of the medieval church. His work in theology, homilies and hymns earned him the title 'angelic doctor'. He died on 7 March 1274. His most well know book is Summa Theologica, which consists of five volumes.

Eternal God,
who enriched your Church with the learning and holiness
of your servant Thomas Aquinas:
give to all who seek you
a humble mind and a pure heart
that they may know your Son Jesus Christ
as the way, the truth and the life;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.




10am Eucharist
Celebrant & Preacher: Tuomas Mäkipää
Click here for Order of Service

Malachi 3.1-5
Hebrews 2.14-end
Luke 2.22-40

Please note there is a limit of 30 persons at each service and no coffee time until restrictions are lifted.
Services in Espoo are suspended until the covid situation improves.
Image: The Presentation of the Christ Child in the Temple, by Ludovico Carracci (1555–1619)
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza


Sunday School and Youth Group takes place online at 10am for the following sessions: 30 January (Candlmas), 6th February, and 13th February. We will be taking a break during ski week (Sundays 20th & 27th February). In-person Sunday School and Youth Group returns on 6th March, in the crypt as usual, and All-Age services are planned for March 13th, April 24th and May 15th.
Last Sunday we looked at a variety of LEGO pieces and how each one had unique features, but agreed that that they worked best when they were joined together. In the same way each person is different and are blessed with special skills, and by working together we can be one amazing body in Christ and share the love of God to all. We had a fun demonstration to illustrate the strength of unity and working together.

At the end of the session we heard about the 'Week of Prayer for Christian Unity' and how prayers from different corners of the world can bring comfort and solidarity to those facing hard times. Thank you to Jabrien and Jebyta for building these beautiful Lego churches and to Jayawin for leading our session!


Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, all choral activities for January 2022 are cancelled.


Holocaust Memorial Day

Yesterday marked the annual day for remembering the victims of the Holocaust. This short but thought provoking article is well worth a read, it addresses the challenges of the Ravensbrück prayer: Church Times - Light in the darkness

Memorial Collection Plate for Joan Eriksson

If you would like to make a donation towards the purchase of a collection plate (similar to the one pictured), in Joan's memory, then you can do so through Mobile Pay on your phone - using the following number:
Anglican Church’s Memorial gifts

Please get in touch with Sarah if you have any questions or if you do not have mobile pay but would still like to make a donation.

On March 8th, International Women's Day, we will be gathering at Joan's graveside to say prayers. Please meet us outside Espoo cathedral at 5pm. A memorial service and pot-luck lunch will be arranged at a later date.

Please send in any contributions or ideas for the newsletter to office@anglican.fi!


Sunday 27th February
Evensong at Töölön Kirkko
Wednesday 2nd March
Ash Wednesday
Sunday 13th March
Evensong at Töölön Kirkko
Sunday 27th March
Mothering Sunday
Thursday 14th April
Maundy Thursday
Friday 15th April
Good Friday
Saturday 16th April
Festival of Easter at St Nicholas,
An evening of readings, music & hymns
7pm in Mikael Agricola Church
Sunday 17th April
Easter Day


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.


Lord, you fulfilled the hope of Simeon and Anna,
who lived to welcome the Messiah:
may we, who have received these gifts beyond words,
prepare to meet Christ Jesus when he comes
to bring us to eternal life;
for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen

Porvoo Prayer Calendar

Church in Wales: Diocese of Bangor, Bishop Andrew John
Church of Ireland: Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough, Archbishop Michael Jackson


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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