Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the activities and services of Espoo Parishes

Espoo Parishes endeavour to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as part of its activities and services. We comply with the restrictions and guidelines issues by the authorities and Bishops.

We use masks, observe safe distancing, ensure good hand hygiene and only participate when healthy.

Concerts & Christmas Carrols (Kauneimmat joululaulut) 3.-31.12.2021

  • Covid passport is required on Sat 4th - Fri 31st December

Worship services 

Worship services will be open to parishioners with limited number of persons permitted in church premises (1/3 of normal number of persons). We use masks, observe safe distancing, ensure good hand hygiene and only participate when healthy. For more information, see our event calendar (in Finnish).

Baptisms and weddings

Baptisms and weddings can be held in the churches and chapels with limited number of persons permitted in church premises (1/3 of normal number of persons). We use masks, observe safe distancing, ensure good hand hygiene and only participate when healthy.

Coffee fellowship in connection with baptisms and home baptisms are considered private events and, therefore, are subject to the restrictions and recommendations concerning private events.

Funerals and burials

Funerals and memorial services can be held in the churches and chapels with limited number of persons permitted in church premises (1/3 of normal number of persons). We use masks, observe safe distancing, ensure good hand hygiene and only participate when healthy.

Viewings of the deceased within the premises of the Espoo parishes remains temporarily suspended.

Other parish activities

Always check the current situation from the event calendar (in Finnish).

Church services

The Regional Central Register, Service Centre and parish offices of the Espoo Parishes provide their services online. Contact information can be found on the ‘Info ja asiointi’ page (in Finnish).

Help and support

You can turn to a pastor or diaconal worker when you feel the need. The phone numbers of the parish pastors can be found on our Counselling page. The on-call pastor can be reached every day from 9 am–9 pm.

You can contact the diaconal worker in your parish by either calling them directly or leaving a request for contact through our website. For information and appointment scheduling (in Finnish), go to Appointments with diaconal workers.

Counselling Service Line of the Church +358 400 22 11 80

(3.12.2021)