Churches and other places of interest

The parish church is the heart of the parish life and usually also the center of its activities. Each Vantaa parish has a church they call home, and some parishes have several. Churches are places of worship, but they often function as meeting places or concert venues.

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While all parish churches are dear to the parishioners, some are also recognized as local places of interest that attract a large number of tourists and other visitors.


Church of St. Lawrence

(Finnish: Pyhän Laurin kirkko, Swedish: Helsinge kyrka S:t Lars)

Kirkkotie 45, 01510 Vantaa

The medieval Church, dating from 1450, is the oldest building in the greater Helsinki area. It is a popular church for weddings and also the main church of the Tikkurila and the Swedish parishes.


Chapel of St. Lawrence

(Finnish: Pyhän Laurin kappeli, Swedish: S:t Lars kapell)

Pappilankuja 3, 01510 Vantaa

The modern chapel next to the Church of St. Lawrence was built in 2010. It is most often used for funeral services, but it is also a popular concert venue.


Myyrmäki Church

(Finnish: Myyrmäen kirkko)

Uomatie 1, 01600 Vantaa

The parish church of Myyrmäki is also known as the church of Light and is very popular among architecture-minded tourists and, thanks to its excellent acoustics, among concert-goers.

Myyrmäeki Church will be closed for renovation from 3 March 2019 onwards.


► See all Vantaa churches and chapels on the Finnish website.

Myyrmäki Church, photo from the inside.
Myyrmäki Church