The parish of Siuntio
Welcome! We are the Finnish speaking Evangelical Lutheran congregation of Siuntio.
Siuntio is a bilingual municipality with residents speaking Finnish and Swedish as their first language. Hence there are two Evangelical Lutheran congregations in Siuntio, the Finnish speaking congregation and the Swedish speaking congregation. We, the Finnish speaking congregation, have about 2 600 members.
Together these congregations form the Parish Union of Siuntio which is a legal organ.
The Finnish speaking congregation of Siuntio is part of the Espoo diocese and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.
The current vicar of the Finnish speaking congregation is Mirja Miettinen.
It's not certain exactly when the parish of Siuntio was founded but it is believed that it happened somehwere around 1460s when St. Peter's church was built. The parish was Roman Catholic until the reformation of the church was carried out in the Kingdom of Sweden, which Finland was a part of at the time. Nowadays we are an Evangelical Lutheran parish.
In 1998 a decision was made to devide the parish of Siuntio into two independent congregations in one parish based on the two official languages of the municipality. Finally in 2000 the Finnish Speaking and the Swedish speaking congregations were founded. Before this division there was only one congregation in the parish of Siuntio.
The St. Peter's Church in Siuntio is one of the few medieval churches in Finland and the Uusimaa-region. You can read more about the church here.