There was originally a small chapel in Nurmo built in 1727. After couple of decades it became too small for increasing population. The chapter denied the building of new church, but local people started however to construct it illegally in 1777. The building master was Antti Hakola, but he accidentally drowned to Nurmo river in 1778. His son, Kaappo Hakola, continued the construction and the church completed in 1779.

The interior has been constructed mainly by Solomon Köhlström from Jalasjärvi. He carved doors, seats, windows and also probably the altar. The belfry was erected in already in 1770. The bells were made in Stockholm in 1766 and 1777.

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Founded: 1777-1779
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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Raija Karjanlahti (6 months ago)
The church is always for silence. Beautiful.
Marko M (7 months ago)
A fine wooden church, completed in 1779. The church was designed and partly built by the well-known church builder Antti Hakola, after Hakola died during the construction work, the construction of the church was completed by his son Kaapo Hakola.
Pekka “PEXI” Niemistö (2 years ago)
Beautiful and small church. Good parking spaces.
Elina Penttilä (2 years ago)
My home church as a child. Fine old church
Päivi Santala (2 years ago)
Place the roof under the roofs! So is the church in the air. It's not nice if the roofs drip into the neck.
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