Welcome to Kerava Lutheran Church
Due to the coronavirus pandemic there will be no events, gatherings, prayer groups etc. for the time being. Divine services are broadcast on the internet every Sunday (see our webpages / Facebook). Our aim is to prevent the spread of the virus. We are following the guidelines laid down by the government and the Lutheran Church of Finland. Our priests and deacons are available for private conversation.
Pastor Christopher Montgomery, 0400 378043
Our Evangelical Lutheran parish offers worship, church ceremonies, Bible studies, choirs, social clubs and other activities for people of all ages. We offer pastoral care and counseling for individuals and families. Our diaconal workers are here to help with everyday matters like financial advice, material assistance or dealing with the authorities.
Our activities and services are open to all. Most of them are also free of charge.
We warmly welcome voluntary workers.
We are part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, which about 75 % percent of Finnish people belong to. Learn more about the Church and how to become a member.
Know a little Finnish? Read about the Church and our faith in plain language.
Whatever problems you may experience, we are here to support you. All consultations with a pastor or diaconal worker are strictly confidential and free of charge.
Pastors offer discussion, spiritual and emotional support, family and relationships counselling and confession.
Diaconal workers offer discussion, financial advice and material assistance, help in dealing with the authorities and filling in forms, family and relationship counselling, emotional support and addiction counselling
Please contact us by phone on 09 478 488 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org (Mon-Fri 9 am - 3 pm) and we will find someone you can talk to.
We offer activities to people of all ages. Most of them are held in Finnish, but you are most welcome to join us even if you don't speak the language. We will find a way for you to participate. You will find all our activities and events at our Events Calendar (tapahtumakalenteri). Here are some of them:
For Children and Families with Children
A lovely way to meet new friends! Our family clubs involve singing, rhymes, storytime, craft projects and free play. Refreshments are available. Adults have time to chat while children are busy playing and doing other activities with our trained staff. Family Clubs last for 1½ hours and are free of charge.
- Avoin päiväkerho (Open Family Club) Tuesdays at 10 am at Savion seurakuntatalo (Savio parish hall, Koivikontie 9) and Kalevan seurakuntatalo (Kaleva parish hall, Ritakatu 2)
- Avoin päiväkerho (Open Family Club) Thursdays at 10 am at Wanha pappila (Old Rectory, Hakalantie 1) and Ahjon kerhotila (Ahjo Club room, Ketjutie 3)
- Vanhemmat-lapsikerho (Parents-Children Club) Fridays at 10 am at Wanha Pappila (Old Rectory, Hakalantie 1). Parents and children do activities together the whole time
- Iltaperhekerho (Evening Family Club) every second Wednesday at 5.30 pm at different locations
After school clubs
We offer various clubs for kids from 7 to 14 years old: crafts, floorball and other sports, children's choir. etc. They are free of charge and there's no need to sign up. Check the times here or contact Arto Nyman, email@example.com.
- Child choir "Revontulet" (Northern Lights) Thursdays at 5 pm to 6 pm at Kerava church (Papintie 2)
- Open house at Katupappila (Kauppakaari 13) Tuesdays at 4 pm to 6 pm. Have a cup of hot cocoa and just relax!
For Young people
Every Friday from 6 pm to 10 pm we get together at Wanha Pappila (Old Rectory, Hakalantie 1). We also arrange camps and day trips. If you are around 14-15 years of age, you can attend our confirmation camp.
We offer Bible studies, coffee clubs, concerts, lectures, day trips, camps, choir and orchestra etc.
Katupappila (Kauppakaari 13) houses an open cafe Mondays to Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm. There you can meet new friends and chat with our pastors or diaconal and voluntary workers
We have trained voluntary workers who are happy to meet over a cup of coffee to prep up your Finnish or everyday matters like doing grocery shopping. Contact Petra Teittinen or Christopher Montgomery for further information.
Divine Service and Spiritual Life
The communion service or mass is a common celebration of the parish and is held every Sunday at 10 am in Kerava church (Papintie 2) and every Christian holiday. The church service is a place where God nurtures our faith. Services are held in Finnish, but we have leaflets explaining the proceedings and content of the mass in English. There are also several English-language masses per year. You can come as a whole family: on the first Sunday of each month we have a special program for the children.
Missionary and Charity Work
Multicultural work. Katupappilan Olohuoneen koordinaattori.