Töölö Church

Töölö Church (Finnish: Töölön kirkko, Swedish: Tölö kyrka) is a Lutheran church in the Taka-Töölö district of Helsinki, Finland. The building represents Nordic Classicism and was designed by Hilding Ekelund following an architectural competition. Completed in 1930, it originally served as a parish center and was dedicated as a church when Töölö parish was created in 1941.[1]

Töölö church
Finnish: Töölön kirkko
Swedish: Tölö kyrka
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Töölö Church
LocationTaka-Töölö, Helsinki
Architect(s)Hilding Ekelund
Completed1930 (1930)
DioceseHelsinki diocese

The church main hall seats 400 people. There are also two parish meeting halls for 70 and 20 people.[1]

Töölö Church reopened in early 2016 after three and a half years of renovations.[2]


Töölö Church contains many pieces of art, including:[1]

  • Relief Heavenly Feast and gilded wood sculpture Resurrected Christ by Gunnar Finne
  • Glass paintings by Gunnar Forsström
  • Wall painting by Paavo Leinonen
  • Reliefs of apostles Peter, Paul, Andrew, and Thomas by Carl Wilhelms
  • Partial sketch on altar wall by Henry Ericsson – Ericsson was commissioned to paint the altar wall but was killed in a car accident before completing the work

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Töölö church". Helsinki parishes. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  2. ^ Oksanen, Kimmo (13 February 2016). "Töölön kirkko tuli remontoituna näkyviin". Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). Retrieved 21 September 2016.

Coordinates: 60°10′47″N 024°55′16″E / 60.17972°N 24.92111°E / 60.17972; 24.92111