The Church of Pedersöre

Pietarsaari, Finland

The Pedersöre (Pietarsaari) church is one of the oldest in Ostrobothnia. There have been wooden churches from the 13th century and the present stone church was built 1510-1520.

The church was modified to cross shape in 1787-1795 by famous church builder Jakob Rijf. Pedersöre Church was damaged badly by fire in 1986. It was supposed to be an arson, but any suspects were never found.

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Founded: 1510-1520
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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