The Church of St. Catherine

Huittinen, Finland

The site of the present church in Huittinen is an old pagan sacred grove. First stone church was built there around the year 1500. Today only the eastern hall remains as part of the present church (which is extended and modified several times during centuries).

Even in the 18th century church was used as a grave for priests and other important persons. Last burial in Huittinen church was made in 1794.


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Founded: 1500
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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Kari Mäkilä (3 years ago)
A fine, large stone church in the middle of Huitt. Beautiful cemetery around the church.
Leevi K. Laitinen (3 years ago)
The sanctuary built by the ancestors, and maintained by the descendants, tells of what has been sacred and valuable to the generations. From where the grieving seeks solace and the child is baptized a member of the congregation. Young couples swear an oath of lifelong allegiance, "Until death do us part." .Orut declares: "THE HEAVENS CALL FOR THANK YOU THE LORD AND GOD, AND THE AIR WILL TALK ABOUT THEIR MIRACLES"
Aino Kakkuri (3 years ago)
Lena Laitamäki (3 years ago)
Beautiful church
Sami Syrjälä (3 years ago)
Worth of visit.
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