Help, support and guidance
Whatever problems you may be experiencing, we are here to support you. Sometimes just talking with someone may help. All meetings with our priests, deacons and other staff are strictly confidential.
We respect each person's religious convictions and worldview on the basis of the freedom of belief. You do not need to be a member of the Church to have an appointment with one of our church staff.
You are not alone! Come and tell us about your troubles. You can contact our immigrant worker Jessica with any kind of problems. Jessica is a church deacon.
Talk to a priest
Our priests, Timo and Janne, offer spiritual and other support such as
- spiritual and emotional support
- family and relationships counselling and
You can also contact any other priest in our parishes.
Socio-economic support from a deacon
Our deacons mostly offer socio-economic support such as
- financial advice and material assistance
- emotional support
- conversational aid
You can find and contac a deacon in you own area.
Link to the deacons' contact info in the Finnish congreationLinkki avautuu uudessa välilehdessä
Link to the deacons' contact info in the Swedish congreationLinkki avautuu uudessa välilehdessä
Family counselling is talking therapy services provided by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. The Centre offers professional guidance to couples and families who experience challenges in family life or who are in crisis due to a difficult life event.
Note: We have priest working in hospitals, certain workplaces, prisons, and schools. If you do not know how to contact one, you can ask your nurse, social worker, teacher, or a police officer to help you find one.