Mietoinen Church was built in 1641-1643 and it’s one of the rare stone churches built after the Reformation in the 17th century. It was funded by Henrik Fleming, who was the owner of near Lehtinen manor. The church has been reconstructed several times in the 19th century, and the tower was added in 1818-1819. There are some medieval artefacts inside the church, like the wooden crucifix from the 16th century.

Mietoinen church replaced the previous wooden church known as the Hietamäki chapel. First record of the chapel dates back to year 1366, but the site has been used as cemetery from the Iron Ages.

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Founded: 1641-1643
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Finland)

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