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Jakomäen kirkko

Jakomäki church

03.04.2017, 15:27
The modest suburban church of Jakomäki stands between Kankarepuisto and the library, south of Jakomäenaukio square. The altar wall of the church is covered with a colourful pop art work.

Designed by architect Leo Tenhunen, the Jakomäki church was completed in 1975. The church is made of a prefabricated construction. The material used was wood and concrete.

As part of the autumn 1988 renovation, a vestry, study and a staircase were built downstairs. The children's room upstairs was also divided into two, and a meeting room and church social work reception facilities were built there. In 2010, the ground floor of the church was renovated. The ground floor entrance was changed, and the big, open space was turned into separate rooms for schoolchildren, small children and adults.

The entire altar wall is covered with artist Göran Augustson's painting, which mostly represents pop art. The organ was built by the Kangasala organ factory in 1976.

The Jakomäki church is one of the six churches of the Malmi parish.

Celebrations at the church

Members of the church can organise a baptism, a wedding or a funeral free of charge in the church.

The church seats 70 people. When the parish meeting hall is joined to the church, the facility seats 150 people. There are 50 seats at the tables in the parish meeting hall. The kitchen, with its tableware, is available for party organisers.