| The Photos in the collage above is from the Web Site for the Finnish Church. Copyright © Finska kyrkan
The Finnish Church, or Fredriks Church as it's also named after Kung Fredrik I who approved 1725 that the Finnish congregation bought the building to use it as the first Finnish Church in Sweden.
The Finnish Church accept members that are living in Stockholm community and has a connection to Finland. The Mass (Liturgy) is in Finnish but twich per month there is a mass in Swedish.
Entrance to the Finnish Church:
Slottsbacken 2b - 2c, no entrance fee.
GPS(WGS84): Lat N 59° 19′ 32″ Lon E 18° 4′ 20″
December 19:th 1725 was the opening day for the Finnsh Church in Stockholm after a rebuild of the previous building "Lilla Bollhuset". The new churchs interior was designed by the architec Göran Adelcrantz with room for approx. 400 visitors.
In the western part of the Church there is a grandstand where you can see the Finnish National Coat of Arms and the Old Conty Coat of Arms on the lower part. The organ har 32 stop and was build 1790 by Olof Schwan. The altarpiece is from 1734 and designed by Lorens Gottman and shows Christ resurrection. The Chandelier inside the church comes from the previous Swedish town of "Nyen" in todays Russia where S:t Pertersburg is located today.
A very interesting detail with the Finnish church is the that it lacks a tower where you normally finds the church bells, instead you can see a cross at the middle of the roof. This cross has as its example from the Cross that was on the top of the old Dominican Convent Church. The Convent was destoyed 1547 by order of King Gustav Vasa during the Swedish reformation. In 1533 there was a mass in the Finnish language in the Convent which is regarded as the first ever in Sweden and the Cross on todays Finnish church is a tribute to that mass.