Services, Bible study groups, choirs and other activities in Oulu


The Evangelical-Lutheran Parishes of Oulu welcomes everyone to take part in church activities.  Our task is to organize activities that cover practically every aspect of Christian life. Sunday Worship services, Bible study groups and pastoral counseling are but a few examples of what we offer. Most of the activities of the Oulu parishes are in Finnish, but you are always welcome join us even if we do not share a common language.  Activities in Finnish that we offer are, for example, camps and trips, choirs and music groups, groups for seniors, support groups, open doors evenings for youth and silent retreats. Also affordable or free lunches or breakfasts are arranged for those in need. You find all events, activities and services of Oulu Evangelical-Lutheran Churces here (in Finnish).


Pastor for international work and diacon in student work and international work


Oulu Evangelical-Lutheran Parish Union has pastor for international work and diacon in student work/international work. Their main work is to support, help and advise foreigners and immigrants. The aim is to help people to find their way into the church and become full members of the society. The best way to find activities that interest you is to contact our staff.


Pastor for international work Árpád Kovács., tel. +358 40 524 2778


Diacon in student work and international work Salla Havukainen-Junno, tel. +358 40 574 7132


St. Luke's Chapel in Linnanmaa and Oulu International Evangelical Fellowship



Looking for a place to worship in English?
English worship services and communion services are held in the Linnanmaa campus of the University of Oulu, in St. Luke's Chapel (Pyhän Luukkaan kappeli).
Services in English are held on every Sundays at 4 pm. Welcome!
(During the weeks of pandemia you can watch them over internet at or

Street address: Yliopistokatu 7, 90570 Oulu

You can also contact University Chaplain Ari Savuoja to hear more about worship services and other activities.

University chaplain Ari Savuoja, office in the University of Oulu in room KK260, tel. +358 40 524 5919,


You find more information about services and other activities organized by Oulu International Evangelical Fellowship here.


For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. -Matthew 18:20


(Photos by Sanna Krook)