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Who we are 

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kajaani is one part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in FinlandThe link opens in a new tab, to which more than half of the Finnish population belong.   

What we believe 

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. 
John 3:16 

This Bible text expresses the core of what we believe. In the early centuries of the Church, the Christian faith was expressed in three statements of faith (aka Creeds): the Nicene Creed, the Apostles’ Creed, and the Athanasian Creed. They explain what we believe about God and the relation between God and his creation. 

How you can participate 

We warmly welcome you to join any of our activities or events!  

Every Sunday 10.00, we have mass in main church (Kirkkokatu 19) and 12.00 in Linnantaus (Kaplastie 2). Masses are held in Finnish.  

Worship life is undergoing a transition in the congregation. During the spring of 2024, we won’t have an international mass. Instead, we will host an international prayer in the parish living room (Linnankatu 12) at 18:00 on the following days:


The main door will be closed, but you can ring the doorbell. The living room is immediately to the left of the main door.

We inform all international activities through our WhatsApp community channel.

You can join the WhatsApp community with following link: Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kajaani - International work

or QR code:

How you can become a member 

Taking part in our activities and events does not require membership in the church.  

You join the church through baptism. You can learn more what Lutheranism teaches about baptism hereThe link opens in a new tab. Baptism done in a different church doesn’t need to be repeated.  

After age of 15 to join the church, it also required to attend a confirmation class that teaches about Lutheran faith. Confirmation class usually lasts around 6 months. You can learn more about confirmation class from hereThe link opens in a new tab.  

Would you wish to join as a member? 

If you wish to join, you can contact pastor Mikko Haltsonen for more information.