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Mikael Agricola Church (Mikael Agricolan kirkko)

Tehtaankatu 23 A, Helsinki 00150, Finland
+358 9 23406167
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Honouring the father of Finnish

This tremendous church with phenomenal brickwork was unveiled in 1935. Honouring a revered... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
permia
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Ireland
Friendly Anglican parish and nice church

In a quiet neighbourhood and not difficult to get there by bus from central city area. Attended... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Chin71
,
Singapore
via mobile
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Tehtaankatu 23 A, Helsinki 00150, Finland
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+358 9 23406167
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This tremendous church with phenomenal brickwork was unveiled in 1935. Honouring a revered clergyman who is regarded as the father of literary Finnish, he translated the Bible New Testament into Finnish. Additionally he prepared the prayer and hymn book used in Lutheran churches. The vertically...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

In a quiet neighbourhood and not difficult to get there by bus from central city area. Attended Sunday 10 am Anglican service. It's a Lutheran church. Beautiful interior and architecture. Friendly clergy and communicants. Great sharing of the history of Finnish independence from among brothers...More

Thank Chin71
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The church is named after Mihael Agricola, known to be the creator for the basis for the Finnish language. Open only during ceremonies or upon separate request. There is a very nice cafeteria as part of the complex, open during daytime Wed-Sat only.

Thank beachstone2c
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The church is named after Mikael Agricola, the father of written Finnish language, the Bible being the first book he translated into it. A large, functional red brick building erected in 1935 dominates the neighbourhood and the high steeple can be seen far away at...More

Thank Heli P
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Lars Sonck is the architect of this church, same architect as Sibelius' Ainola home house. It has very tall, simple tower.Interior is interesting and quite minimalistic but unfortunately it is open normally only during ceremonies.

Thank AriHelsinki
Reviewed 7 February 2012

The single tower is I think the highest in Finland unless taken inside. Culturally the church is interestingly located in the border between well and less well to do. Nowadays such borders do not exist. You have to be rich to live on both sides...More

1  Thank ukkelo
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Park in back of the church for free. Closer than walking from metered city parking too.

1  Thank powskier
Reviewed 3 January 2012

Mikael Agricola Church hosts amazing caffe, with excellent food and great atmosphere. It is surrounded by beautiful little parks and nearby one can also find small and quirky design butiques. Definitively worth a visit

3  Thank Not_Santa
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