Mikkeli Lutheran Parish
As its name suggests, Mikkeli Lutheran Parish is located in the area of Mikkeli in Southern Savonia, Finland. It has almost 40 000 members, and in total six regional parishes:
Welcome to our international activities!
”How blessed we are to have the possibility to worship in English in the Parish of Mikkeli! For more than 20 years I have been able to share my faith and join with others to celebrate. This has opened up the opportunity to make new friendships, provide comfort during difficult times and bring joy to make my life as an immigrant in Mikkeli. Being able to worship in my native language brings the message of our Lord even closer. Thank you to the Mikkeli Parish for providing English Services and wonderful pastors over the years who offer their support to immigrants, Finns and visitors alike.”
This is how our parishioner Lynne describes the English Services held in Mikkeli. Indeed, English Service in Mikkeli is open to everyone. We come together once a month: first we have Service and then coffee and tea after it.
The Lutheran Parish of Mikkeli holds Worship Services and Bible studies in English for foreign students and residents. If you want to talk with someone about your life situation or if you want more information about the meetings in Mikkeli or to know more about the religious life in Finland, please contact University Chaplain Jaana Pietiläinen tel. 0400 143 269, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facebook group for English services
If you live in Mikkeli (or nearby) and you want to join our facebook group English Service Mikkeli, you can use this link Linkki avautuu uudessa välilehdessä(link goes to Facebook group page) and ask permission to join the group. More information from University Chaplain Jaana.
Tour guides at the Mikkeli Cathedral
This summer the Mikkeli Cathedral is open for visitors from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and from 11 am to 4 pm on Sundays until the 28th of August. During this time a tour guide will be posted at the cathedral that will greet any visitors and provide information about the history of the building. Our tour guides speak both Finnish and English!
Coronavirus pandemic related guidelines
Updated on March 29th, 2022.
The use of masks is recommended inside all Parish buildings:
- For those who suspect they may have contracted the coronavirus and are seeking medical help and/or getting tested
- For those who are currently experiencing flu like symptoms, but must leave their residence
- For those who know they have been exposed to the virus (for example by a family member who is ill)
Events and gatherings must follow current guidelines. We recommend keeping a safe distance between yourself and others and washing your hands and/or using hand sanitizer.
Activities for children and families
Mikkeli Lutheran Parish organises a great variety of activities for children and families! Find more about these activities by getting familiar with the brochures below.
Brochure of activities we organise for children and families (scroll to 2nd page for English information)