I have followed in shock the news from Turku where two persons lost their life and at least six others were  injured in an attack by a man with a knife. My prayers and thoughts are with those who are affected by this heinous crime. May those who have died violently and unprepared find rest…

Every year, at the beginning of a new school tern, the parents are asked for some information of their children for the purposes of making sure that the requirements of the Law of Finland and the pupils rights are fulfilled. Gathering information about the pupil’s religious affiliation is one of the tasks of a school…

Dear all, It is with great sadness that I convey the news that Bishop Geoffrey Rowell, the previous Diocesan Bishop, died peacefully this morning after a short illness. I got to know Bishop Geoffrey personally when he came first to ordain me as a deacon in 2005. Later I met him occcasionally at Diocesan meetings….

SUOMEKSI: Suomen Anglikaaninen kirkko järjestää kaikille avoimen rukoushetken Manchesterin eillisiltaisen iskun uhrien puolesta Mikael Agricolan kirkossa Helsingissä tänään, tiistaina 23.5.2017 kello 19. Kirkko on avoinna klo 18.30 alkaen. Suomen Anglikaaninen kirkko koostuu Englannin kirkon (The Church of England) Suomessa toimivista seurakunnista ja jumalanpalvelusyhteisöistä. Kirkon jäseninä on muun muassa Suomessa asuvia Britannian kansalaisia sekä suomalaisia, joilla…

The Chaplain made the following speech at a demonstration to commemorate those refugees who have died while trying to get to Europe and, to stop the deportations to war-zones. Tämän pyhän viikon sanoma muistuttaa meitä kristittyjä siitä, kuinka lainmukaisuus ei aina vastaa oikeudenmukaisuutta. Kristuksen kärsimys ja kuolema haastaa meitä katsomaan kriittisesti oman toimintamme motiiveja. Turvapaikan…

Tällä viikolla uutisoitiin (esimerkiki Aamulehti 20.3.) poliisin sakottaneen kielteisen turvapaikkapäätöksen saaneita Väinölän kirkolla Porissa. Aamulehti haastatteli artikkelissaan Sisä-Suomen poliisia, joka toteaa ettei vastaavanlainen operaatio ole pois suljettu myöskään Tampereella. Ajatuksena on se, että jos tiedetään jossain paikassa olevan ulkomaalaisia, mahdollisesti paperittomia tai maassa ilman asianmukaisia lupia olevia, voi poliisi tehdä kyseiseen paikkaan ”ratsian”. Kirkkoturva -periaate…

There are many troubling news and concerns we hear every day. As a Church community of people from every continent, crisis – whether they are political, military or environmental – come very close to us. There are very concerning news coming from South Sudan, Nigeria is under fear of terrorism and, many Americans are trying…

To celebrate HM the Queen’s 90th birthday and her role as the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, we organize a service of Thanksgiving and garden party in Mikael Agricola Church on Saturday, 11th June at noon. The first arriving (100 copies available) will receive a free copy of “The Servant Queen and the…

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