The wooden church of Soini municipality was built by Yrjö Lepistö and in completed in 1793. The present appearance date mainly from the restoration made in 1885. The bell tower was erected in 1795. There is an old cemetery surrounding the church with a monument erected for people died of starvation in the 19th century. National Board of Antiques has defined Soini church site as a national built heritage.

The unique detail in the Soini Church is wooden “poor woman” statue. Typically these statues are always been men, but the one in Soini is the only remaining woman sculpture in Finland.

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Karstulantie 4, Soini, Finland
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Founded: 1793
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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Kari Sipilä (2 years ago)
Vesa Savolainen (3 years ago)
Soinin kirkko on mielenkiintoisella tavalla erikoinen kulmikkaine rakenteineen. Karulla tavalla pelkistetty ja kaunis kirkko. Kirkon hillityt pastellisävyt sopivat hyvin kirkon luonteeseen. Lisäksi kauniin väriset ikkunalasit sopivat hyvin kirkon ilmeeseen. Ehdottomasti tutustumisen arvoinen kohde.
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