The parishes of Siuntio

Welcome! We are the Finnish-speaking ev.luth congregation of Siuntio. Siuntio is a bilingual municipality with residents speaking Finnish and Swedish as their first language. Hence there are two ev.luth parishes in Siuntio, the Finnish-speaking parish and the Swedish-speaking parish. We, the Finnish-speaking parish, have about 2 600 members.

Together these parishes form the Parish Union of Siuntio which is a legal organ.

The Finnish-speaking parish of Siuntio is part of the Espoo diocese and the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland.

The current vicar of the parish is Mirja Miettinen.

Brief history

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 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 parishes based on the two official languages of the municipality. Finally in 2000 the Finnish-Speaking and the Swedish-speaking parishes were founded. Before this division there was only one parish of Siuntio.

The Church

The St. Peter's Church in Siuntio is one of the few medieval churches in Finland and in Uusimaa-region. You can read more about the church here.