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


The Evangelical-Lutheran parishes of Oulu welcomes everyone to take part in parish 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 Parish Union here.


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


Oulu Parish Union has pastor for international work and diacon in student work/international work whose responsibility is to support,  help and advise foreigners and immigrants. Our aim is to help people 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 international staff.


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


Diacon in student work and international work Salla Havulainen, 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 also held in the university of Oulu Linnanmaa campus, in St. Luke's Chapel (in Finnish Pyhän Luukkaan kappeli). Services in English are held on Sundays at 4 pm. Welcome!

Street address: Yliopistokatu 7, 90570 Oulu

tel. +358 8 531 4600


You can also contact university chaplain Ari Savuoja to hear more about worship services and other activities in St. Luke's Chapel and in Linnanmaa.


University chaplain Ari Savuoja, University of Oulu, room TF101, tel. +358 40 524 5919,


You find more information about worship services and communion 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)