Teisko Church

Tampere, Finland

Teisko church was completed in 1788, but it was inaugurated and taken into use in August 1787 while the construction work was still incomplete. This was necessary due to the poor condition of the previous church. The bell-tower was made ten years later by Åkerblom.

The basic form of the church is a cross with sloped inside angles. Of the many repairs performed on this wood-framed church, the overall look of the building has been most affected by the modification of the size and shape of its windows in 1842, as well as by the interior renovation work in 1906.

When Teisko joined the Tampere Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Parishes in 1972, the urban parishes were supplemented with a traditional rural parish. Located by Lake Kirkkojärvi and surrounded by a cemetery, the church forms a harmonious whole and an impressive monument to Finnish architecture and cultural scenery.

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Founded: 1788
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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Tarja Kohola (2 years ago)
Wonderful old-fashioned wooden church! The most important thing, however, is the word that is proclaimed there!
Mirja Viitanen (3 years ago)
Beautiful old church.
Ritta Bremer-Wiik (3 years ago)
Well maintained church and surroundings!
Jartsa (3 years ago)
Beautiful church by the lake. Worth a look. Awesome tile roof
jonne korhonen (4 years ago)
Beautiful old church and beautiful and well-kept cemetery
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