On this page you can find external Internet links and some other contact information. These may be useful to you, but the Lutheran congregations in Vantaa do not take responsibility for the content of the given sites.
- Christian churches and fellowships in Finland
- Global church bodies and Christian organizations
- The Bible and Lutheran confession online
- The city of Vantaa and the Helsinki metropolitan area
Christian churches and fellowships in Finland
The English website of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
Worship Services and gatherings in different languages in the Capital Area
This is a very long but also useful list on the website of the Lutheran Diocese of Helsinki. First there is an updated list of contact persons in Lutheran congregations in and near Helsinki; these people are church workers who are prepared to meet people of many languages and nationalities. As you roll the list down you find information on worship and other meetings of Christians (also others besides Lutherans) in many, many languages in the Helsinki area.
Lutheran Diocese of Helsinki (Helsingin hiippakunta)
Contact information of the Diocesan office is given here in English.
A diocese is a group of congregations that are overseen by the same bishop. Finnish-speaking Lutheran parishes in Vantaa belong to the Diocese of Helsinki.
Deutsche ev.-luth. Gemeinde in Finnland
Website of the nationwide German-speaking congregation of the ELCF.
German-speaking Lutherans who live in Vantaa also belong in this congregation that has its own church in downtown Helsinki near the old observatory, not far from the Market Square at Unioninkatu 1. Postal address PL 153, FI-00131 Helsinki.
International Evangelical Church in Finland (IEC)
Website of an international, interdenominational church that holds worship services in English in Helsinki every Sunday. Their site also tells you about other opportunities to worship in various languages. IEC does not have a church building of its own, but it has an office and runs a bookshop at the International Christian Center in Helsinki (address Ruoholahdenkatu 16) where many expatriate Christians meet.
Anglican Church in Finland
Chaplaincy of St. Nicholas, Helsinki (Church of England Diocese in Europe)
Finnish Ecumenical Council (Suomen ekumeeninen neuvosto)
A national ecumenical organization for churches and Christian communities in Finland. It has eleven member churches and many other “observer” fellowships that are all listed on this site.
Finnish Orthodox Church
English-language website of Eastern Orthodox Christians in Finland. In Vantaa they worship weekly in Finnish in their church in Tikkurila (address Läntinen Valkoisenlähteentie 48). From the English site you can also go to web pages in Finnish, Swedish and Russian.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Helsinki
Trilingual website of the Catholic Church in Finland; choose the appropriate language from the menu. In Vantaa, Roman Catholics who live on the east side of Tuusulanväylä (highway 45) belong to St. Henry's Cathedral Parish (church in downtown Helsinki on the corner of Tehtaankatu and Puistokatu, address Pyhän Henrikin aukio 1), and those on the west side belong to St. Mary's Parish (church in Meilahti in Helsinki, address Mäntytie 2).
The Evangelical Free Church of Finland (Suomen vapaakirkko)
Information in English on a Protestant minority church that has a congregation in Vantaa, church address Talkootie 21 (in Hiekkaharju).
Pentecostal congregations in Vantaa
Central Vantaa (branch of the Helsinki Saalem): Lautamiehentie 9 B, www.keskivantaankristityt.fi/english.html
Korso congregation: Myyrätie 6
Myyrmäki (Asemakappeli): Jönsaksentie 6
Seutula (Betania): Suosaarentie 21
Tikkurila (Minttukirkko): Minttutie 20
Seventh-day Adventists in the Helsinki area
have an international group called “Seed” that worships in English and has an English website.
Global church bodies and Christian organizations
Lutheran World Federation (LWF, Luterilainen maailmanliitto)
World Council of Churches (WCC, Kirkkojen maailmanneuvosto )
Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization
United Bible Societies (UBS)
United Bible Societies home page leading to sites in English, French and Spanish. The UBS is an interdenominational world fellowship of 145 Bible societies and offices including the Finnish Bible Society (Suomen Pipliaseura) . Besides information on member societies, this site also provides updated information on the translating of the Bible.
Website of the World Alliance of YMCA's.
The Bible and Lutheran confession online
Online Bibles in many languages
Search for passages and words of the Bible from about twenty English versions plus Hebrew and Greek and translations in nearly thirty different languages including French, German, Russian, Spanish and Swahili.
Raamattu (the Bible in Finnish)
The Old Testament (1933 and 1992 versions) and the New Testament (1938 and 1992 versions) in Finnish
Lutheran confessional writings (Book of Concord)
The Ecumenical creeds, the Augsburg Confession, the Defense of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalkald Articles, the Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, Luther's Small Catechism and Large Catechism and the Formula of Concord online as English translations
The city of Vantaa and the Helsinki metropolitan area
City of Vantaa
Extensive English-language website with information on administration, business, culture, education, housing, immigrant services, social welfare, tourism and many other subjects. The site also includes an online map of Vantaa and local news. www.vantaa.fi/en/i_etusivu.asp?path=110
Information in English on Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen and joint services of these municipalities.
Public transportation guide (“Journey Planner”)
Search for the fastest way to get from one address to another within and between the cities of the Helsinki metropolitan area (including Vantaa). This online service by the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Council (YTV) is available in Finnish, Swedish, English and Helsinki slang.