Everyone is warmly welcome to join the activities of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hämeenlinna. Membership of the church is not required for participation in parish activities. The Chaplaincy cares for the pastoral needs of Anglicans works closely with our Lutheran brothers in promoting the spirit of the Porvoo Agreement. That means Anglicans are welcome to join the communion table.

If you belong to other than the Anglican Church and want to be blessed on the altar during the Holy Communion, you are warmly welcom. Please give an ecumenical gesture then by lifting your right hand to your left shoulder. This is how the pastors knows you do not want Holy Communion and he/she will bless you.

If you would like to become a member of the church as an adult, you will need to take part in adult confirmation school. After completion, you will be confirmed and also baptized, if you have not been baptized earlier. A person becomes a member of the Christian church through Holy Baptism. Baptism is a sacrament of the church. 

He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle. - Psalm 107:7

Sunday Services / Holy Mass


The worship service or Holy Mass is a common feast of the parish and is held every Sunday in Finnish. You are welcome to join us in any services. If you are not a Finnish speaker, please take your time, just come to pray and listening the music and feel the athmosphere.

During the Christmas time we have The Greatest Christmas Carols event in English. We also have international Worship Services at least twice in a year.  

If you are interested to give your talents in use, come and take a part to do services together (by singing, and playing, praying, cooking, decorating the church and volunteering.) please contact the Coordination of International Work Paula Harju


St. Thomas Mass


St. Thomas Mass welcomes non-Finnish speaking visitors and participants. Mass is held in Finnish but there might be some parts, songs in English now and then. 

Thomas Mass is Finland's most popular ecumenical service. It invites doubters and seekers to celebrate, worship God, serve their neighbor, and grow together. Those who feel sinful and weak in faith are especially welcome. The St. Thomas Mass is a Lutheran worship service, which has been influenced by ancient liturgical traditions of the Church, as well as by the spirit of ecumenism. It has been named after the Apostle Thomas, who seemed to have more questions than answers in his faith.
The St. Thomas Mass is a celebration. Its starting point is the biblical story about the dinner celebration in the house of a Pharisee, with Jesus, the host, a prostitute and village folk all present.

If you are interested to come to build our multicultural community you are more than welcome. If you have any worries, loneliness or life that doesn't matter, contact us. Let's try to find a way forward together.


He will spread His wings over you and keep you secure. His faithfullness is like a shield or a city wall. Psalm. 91:4


Pastor Mirja Lassila 

Pastor Sampo Kujala 

Pastor Heikki Toivio 

Student Chaplain

Coordinator of international work Paula Harju 


You can find us also on Facebook and on Instagram Hämeenlinna-Vanajan seurakunta.




Keidas on Suomen Luterilaisen Kansanlähetyksen toimintapiste Hämeenlinnassa 

The Finnish Lutheran Mission has a place of gathering in Hämeenlinna.  

Hämeenlinnan Keidas
Kaivokatu 2, 13100 Hämeenlinna

  • Wednesday, every second week, odd weeks at 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Suomi-club for the immigrantas. Discussion in Finnish on everyday issues and Finnish culture. 
  • Keskiviikko, parittomat viikot, klo 17.00-18.00: Suomi-klubi maahanmuuttajille. Keskustelua suomeksi arkipäivän teemoista ja suomalaisesta kulttuurista. 
  • Contact miina.makkonen@sekl.fi  p. 040 848 0542


Hämeenlinna International Christian Fellowship 

Hämeenlinna International Christian Fellowship gathers on Sundays at 12:30 pm at the Evangelical Free Church, Sibeliuksenkatu 17. 

Bible studies in other languages, Raamatun opiskelua eri kielillä


Bible study in Arabic, Raamattuopetus arabiaksi 


The Arabic Bible Group meets as a greed in our congregation. If you are interested in a Bible group and want to learn about God, Jesus, the Bible, and living a Christian life, contact the pastor Heikki Toivio .

Arabiankielinen raamatturyhmä kokoontuu seurakunnassa. Jos olet kiinnostunut raamatturyhmästä, haluat oppia Jumalasta, Jeesuksesta, Raamatusta ja kristittynä elämisestä, ota yhteyttä pastori Heikki Toivioon. 


Arabic Bible teaching on Internet: 

You have able to download sermons in Arabic by Brother Daoud.

Voit ladata Veli Daodin saarnoja arabiaksi. 

مرحبا بكم في تحميل خطب الأخ داود باللغة العربية.


Bible teachin material in many languages, Raamatun lukumateriaalia eri kielillä