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Church of St Sigfrid | by Zunkkis
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Church of St Sigfrid

Church of St Sigfrid (old church of Sipoo) is built 1450-1454 (nearly 100 years before reformation) by same unknown architect than others greystonechurches ineastern- uusimaa. ( Churches of Vantaa (Helsinki´s church of Pitäjä) Porvoo, Pernaja and Pyhtää.) This church differs from other middle age´s stonechurches because it has middle ages ground-stonefloor and partly two navals.

From catholic era there is triumfcrusifix (oldest thing in church. Carpented in Finland in the middle of 1600´s) and primitives paintings in walls and waults. They were made late 1400´s.Paintings combines traditions of church and paganism. Church got pulpit by donation in the middle of 1600´s.

Church of St Sigfrid is kept as original as possible. So there are no electricity and heating of any kind. (exept firealarmsystem I suppose) It is very popular weddingchurch and consertplace.

Saint Sigfrid (Sipi) was apostol of western-Götaland. He came from England via Norway and Sweden and baptised Swedish first christian king Olof Skötkonung. He was cantoniced a saint by the Pope Hadrianus IV (Nicholas Breakspear -the first and so far only english Pope) in 1158.


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Taken on October 10, 2007