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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sylvi koistinen (2 years ago)
Olimme siellä iskelmäkirkossa.kirkko oli täpötäynnä ja tunnelma oli odottava.kirkko on pienehkö mutta hyvin kaunis ja sympaattinen kirkon edessä odottavine vaivaisukkkoineen.lauluina oli tuttuja kauniita iskelmiä ja laulu raikui.toivottavasti tulisi tällaisia tilaisuuksia lisää.
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