Our Chaplain

Procession at St. Nicholas Chaplaincy

The Revd Tuomas Mäkipää has been our Chaplain at St Nicholas since 2012.  He was ordained a deacon in 2005 and a priest in 2010. He was the first Finnish Lutheran ordained in the Church of England under the Porvoo Agreement.

Revd Tuomas Mäkipää is a member of the Church of England´s General Synod and Chair of the House of Clergy of the Diocesan Synod of the Diocese in Europe. In 2019, he was appointed the Area Dean for Finland for a period of three years.

Revd Tuomas Mäkipää is a native of Pello, Finland. He is married to Suvi Mäkipää. They have four children.

PTO Clergy

In addition, the bishop of the Diocese in Europe has granted the Church of England´s  concessionary ministry license – a permission to officiate (PTO) – to the Revd Timo Viitanen, the Revd Dr Mika Pajunen, the Revd Kati Pirttimaa, the Revd Henri Järvinen, the Revd Jaakko Rusama, the Revd Douglas Brear, the Revd Ville Aalo, the Revd Miika Ahola, the Revd Tapio Hietalahti, the Revd Isaac Ohaju and the Revd Parvez Gill.