Kuorevesi Church

Jämsä, Finland

Kuorevesi church was completed in 1779 and it was built by the famous church builder Matti Pärnä (later Åkerblom). There may have been even three wooden churches before on the same site. The oldest known record of church dates from 1645. Kuorevesi church is one of the three so-called 'sacrifice churches' in Finland: it means local people have sacrificed money or other property for the church.

The interior dates from the restoration made in 1915. One of the church bells is donated by Queen Christina of Sweden in 1648. The valuable votive ship was donated by Markus Wiren in 1835. There is also a painting made by the famous painter Venny Soldan Brofelt.

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Founded: 1779
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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