Temmes Church

Tyrnävä, Finland

Temmes Church is is a wooden church completed in 1767. It was designed and built by Antti Louet. According the legend he was permitted to build a small chapel, but built anyway the church without permission.

The three-part altarpiece was painted by Carl Christoffer Stadig in 1847. At the bottom of the altarpiece is an adaptation of the Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Next to the church gate stands the largest vaivaisukko (a wooden statue) in Finland. The two-meter high statues was made by Juho Kandelberg in 1858.


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Founded: 1767
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)


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Julius Ylitalo (2 years ago)
Nice old red building. Built in the 18th century
Pirkko Kandelberg (3 years ago)
The inside of the church is beautiful. Cemetery so-called "forest cemetery" well maintained. A peaceful place of silence. The monuments represent the history of Temnes from different decades.
Markku & Heli Jäntti (4 years ago)
In addition to the trunk, the church of Temme comprises a west tower, which is half-embedded in the west end of the trunk. The sacristy is located in the north cup of the frame room. The church was completed in 1767. A low giveaway on the south side of the frame room was added in 1847, with the goal of expanding the church hall.
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