St Mary's Church

Turku, Finland

The St. Mary's Church is a medieval stone church located in Maaria. There are no records as to when the present church was built, but the work was probably started in the mid or late 15th century. According to Markus Hiekkanen, the church was probably built in the 1440s. On the basis of the style of the closets, the gables were constructed about 50 years later.

There are medieval limestone paintings on the walls, which are not common to other places in Finland. The most valuable artefacts are the wooden alter cabinet and large altarpiece depicting Christ on the cross.

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My grandfather, Pastor Alpo Setala, was the Pastor of this church during the years approximately 1930 - 1947. He then moved my father and the rest of the family to the United States.


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Founded: 1440
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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HAGEMA45634 (3 years ago)
Put up candles
Marko Petteri Tuomainen (5 years ago)
Very fascinating church! Here you can almost touch medieval times.
MickishDK (5 years ago)
Very interesting place to walk around in, alot of old stones and history to be read.
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