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
Toolo church-Helsinki1.jpg
Töölö Church
LocationTaka-Töölö, Helsinki
CountryFinland
DenominationLutheran
History
Statusactive
Architecture
Architect(s)Hilding Ekelund
Completed1930 (1930)
Specifications
Capacity500
Administration
DioceseHelsinki diocese
ParishTöölö

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]

ArtworkEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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