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NIce and easy

Free entrance. Easily equiped, wooden sculptures. Toys for children. Below the church there is side... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Radana F
Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
Community Church

This church has a very simple design. It’s a community church. There was one lady on the reception... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Rauhankatu 70, Rovaniemi 96100, Finland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entrance. Easily equiped, wooden sculptures. Toys for children. Below the church there is side entrance to restaurant. You can leave your car across the street.

Thank Radana F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When entering, take a good look at the extremely beautiful altar fresco by Lennart Segerstråle. The sinners on the left side of Jesus are puzzling. Why condemn also the little children to the damnation?

Thank Paula2010Finland
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This church has a very simple design. It’s a community church. There was one lady on the reception who welcomed me in. She was very friendly. The church was free to enter and have a look around.

Thank HellyWelly93
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Even if you are not religious, you will love the quiet ambiance of this wonderful old church. Pictures are allowed to be taken inside.

Thank Ecossearthur
Reviewed 15 May 2018

The present church was completed in 1950. The former church, a wooden church built in 1817, was burnt down by German soldiers on October 16th, 1944 during WWII. The church was closed during our visit. It is open in summer and in December daily at...More

Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 12 March 2018

My friend sang 2 songs on a Sunday morning. They even translated the service into English for my wife and I...the church was destroyed by the nazi's in ww2...the usa had helped rebuild Rovaniemi after the war...all but 10 buildings were destroyed during the war.

Thank Pepper484
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

I walked past here quite late and was peeking in through the window. The lady on duty helpfully came out and told me they were still open and I could come in. The painting at the alter is pretty special, but everything I knew about...More

Thank Rosie V
Reviewed 2 December 2017

This church beautifully represents the architecture of the post war reconstruction period. Huge fresco at the altar. Spend some time in the church and settle down.

Thank matthew835
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful church . We enjoyed visiting the church.it was not very busy very quiet and built quiet nice . Design is amazing . It's a nice place to visit with friend and family

Thank Shelimashrafahmed
Reviewed 10 October 2017

very interested, informative. great place. great story was told. Impressive church. don't miss visiting this place. great history as was the only church saved from ww2.

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Catherine D
20 September 2018|
Response from Paula2010Finland | Reviewed this property |
There sure will be such services, but information is given usually rather late. I'd check the website again in December.
Andrew S
18 May 2018|
Response from Pepper484 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Andrew, I don't know, but I can ask my friend who lives in Finland. When we were there, there was no English service, but one of the pastors gave us a head set and translated for us.