Oulujoki Church

The Oulujoki Church is an evangelical Lutheran church in Kirkkokangas neighbourhood in Oulu, Finland.

Oulujoki Church
Church of the Holy Spirit
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65°00′20″N 025°33′46″E / 65.00556°N 25.56278°E / 65.00556; 25.56278Coordinates: 65°00′20″N 025°33′46″E / 65.00556°N 25.56278°E / 65.00556; 25.56278
LocationKirkkokangas, Oulu
CountryFinland
DenominationLutheran
Websitewww.oulunseurakunnat.fi/oulujoenkirkko
History
StatusChurch
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Victor J. Sucksdorff[1]
StyleArt Nouveau[1]
Completed1908[1]
Administration
DioceseDiocese of Oulu
ParishOulujoki parish

The wooden church, named the Church of the Holy Spirit, was built for the former Oulu rural municipality in 1907–1908. It was designed in the Art Nouveau style by architect Viktor J. Sucksdorff [fi].[1]

The Art Nouveau interior of the Oulujoki church was modernized in the 1950s, but the new look did not please people and it was restored in the mid–1980s.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Ylimaula, Anna-Maija (2008). "Pyhän Hengen kirkko". In Schali, Kirsi (ed.). On riemu, kun saan tulla – Oulujoen kirkko 100 vuotta. Oulujoki parish. pp. 93–101. ISBN 978-952-99248-3-7.

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