Chaplaincy of Saint Nicholas, Helsinki

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St Nicholas, Helsinki
Chaplaincy of St Nicholas, Helsinki
Location Helsinki
Country Finland
Denomination Anglicanism
Website anglican.fi
History
Founded September 24, 1936 (1936-09-24)
Administration
Diocese Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe
Province Province of Canterbury
Clergy
Chaplain(s) The Reverend Tuomas Mäkipää
Laity
Director of music Edward Ananian-Cooper
Music group(s) Nicholas Singers

The Anglican Chaplaincy of St Nicholas, Helsinki was established by those who fled from Saint Petersburg during the Russian Revolution. They settled first in Vyborg from where they were forced to flee again during the Winter War and stayed in Helsinki, Finland.[1] The Chaplaincy is part of the Church of England's Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe and works closely with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland under the Porvoo Agreement. Since there are now three independent Anglican congregation in Finland, the Chaplaincy has moved from using the name Anglican Church in Finland and is using its official name under the Church of England.[2] The Chaplaincy is serving Anglicans living in the greater Helsinki area and is an inclusive community of word and sacrament. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.anglicanchurch.ru/history.html
  2. ^ http://europe.anglican.org/where-we-are/church-locations?SelectCountry=Finland
  3. ^ "We are a diverse and inclusive community of word and sacrament" http://www.anglican.fi