Welcome to Kerava Lutheran Church

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. You can follow the streamed mass on our Facebook pages (under "Keravan seurakunta").

We warmly welcome voluntary workers. 

Please get in touch with me if you would like somebody to talk to. Pastor Christopher Montgomery, 0400 378043.

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.

Need help?

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 keravan.seurakunta@evl.fi (Mon-Fri 9 am - 3 pm) and we will find someone you can talk to.

Kerava Church and text: Join us for communion service every Sunday at 10 am at Kerava Church
Two children smiling.


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

Lapsille ja lapsiperheille

Family Clubs

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)
  • Iltaperhekerho (Evening Family Club) every second Wednesday at 5.15 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 Mila Kotala, mila.kotala@evl.fi .

For Young people


Every Friday 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.

For Adults 


We offer Bible studies, coffee clubs, concerts, lectures, day trips, camps, choir and orchestra etc.

Katupappila (Kauppakaari 8) houses an open cafe Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 1 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

Jumalanpalvelukset ja uskonelämä

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

Lähetys- ja avustustyö

Ota yhteyttä

PL 134
04201 Kerava

Multicultural work. Katupappilan Olohuoneen koordinaattori.

kansainvälisen työn sihteeri, secretary for international and multicultural affairs