Our Community

The Anglican Church of St Nicholas is a diverse and inclusive community.

We are unified in love of Christ and service to other. We are committed to the safeguarding the integrity of creation, and everyone within our community.

We serve Anglicans either resident in or visiting Finland from every part of the world, and also English-speaking Christians of other denominations in Finland. We also encompass work done in Estonia.

We liaise with churches, our partners and networks in transforming unjust structures of society. Our engagement in the interfaith dialogue is based on our common humanity. The need in a plural world is to work together for common human ends and for neighborliness.

We take environmental concerns fully into account in our mission. We include environmental concerns in our worship, teaching and events especially observing the Earth Hour and Creation tide. We offset of carbon emissions of our Chaplain´s traveling.


Worshipers during a service at St. Nicholas Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy leadership

We wish to ensure good Chaplaincy Administration. 

The Council Members elected for the year 2019 are
Arne Laitinen, Paula Heinisuo, Cateljine Verschuren, Joan Eriksson, Daniel Jack, Henry Rawstorne, Johnson Samuel, Hana Muraya and Chaplain Tuomas Mäkipää. 
The Council Secretary is Virpi Paulanto.

Council Officers
Daniel Jack, Communications Officer
Henry Rawstorne, Environmental Officer 
Sarah Tahvanainen, Youth Officer
Arne Laitinen, Lay Chair
Catelijene Verschuren, Safeguarding Officer

We secure our financial position of the Chaplaincy and our Mission and Ministry by using as a principle the Church of England Ethical Investment Group Policy statement of Ethical Investment Policy.

General Synod and Diocesan Synod Representatives
Taking part in the Synods – both being nominated as a candidate or by voting – is an opportunity to make a difference and express commitment to work together with the wider church.

Our Chaplain is representing the Diocese in Europe at the House of Clergy.
Hana Muraya and Paula Heinisuo represent the Anglican Church of St Nicholas at the Diocesan Synod and Archdeaconry Synods.