Kiiminki Church

The Kiiminki Church is an evangelical Lutheran church in the Kiiminki district of the Finnish city of Oulu. It was part of the town of Kiiminki until 2013 when that town was merged into Oulu.

Kiiminki Church
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65°08′08″N 25°45′31″E / 65.13556°N 25.75861°E / 65.13556; 25.75861Coordinates: 65°08′08″N 25°45′31″E / 65.13556°N 25.75861°E / 65.13556; 25.75861
LocationOulu
CountryFinland
DenominationLutheran
Websitehttp://www.oulunseurakunnat.fi/kiiminginkirkko
History
StatusChurch
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Matti Honka[1]
Completed1760
Administration
ParishKiiminki parish
DioceseDiocese of Oulu

The church building has been designed and constructed by Matti Honka, an Ostrobothnian builder of churches in the 18th century. Kiiminki Church is typical for Honka as it is a cruciform church with its corners chamfered. The church was completed in 1760[1] and inaugurated on July 26, 1761. The wall behind altar has been painted by Mikael Toppelius in 1780s. Bell tower of the church has been built in 1777. Kiiminki Church is one of the best preserved 18th century wooden churches in Finland.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Pohjois-Pohjanmaan kulttuurihistoriallisesti merkittävät kohteet Osa 1 (in Finnish). Pohjois-Pohjanmaan Seutukaavaliitto. 1993. p. 96. ISBN 951-9328-53-X.

External linksEdit

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