Evangelical Lutheran Church is the largest church in Finland, working in partnership with other member churches of the Finnish Ecumenical Council to proclaim and share the Gospel both at home and abroad.
The international operations of the Kotka-Kymi Parish Union serve foreign residents and immigrants in Kotka. The local parishes organise fairs, confirmation school, events, camps, excursions and club activities.
You can speak to our employees privately about any concerns you may have related to spiritual or other matters. We also offer church services – baptism, confirmation, marriage ceremonies and burial – in English, Russian, French and German.
The Hamina parish is diverse. It engages in the traditions of four different parishes as well as modern know-how. At the beginning of 2011, the parishes of Hamina, Miehikkälä, Vehkalahti and Virolahti formed the Parish of Hamina, which includes two dependent parishes: Miehikkälä and Virolahti.
The Orthodox Church of Finland
The Orthodox Church of Finland is an autonomous archdiocese of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
The Orthodox parish of Kotka covers five municipalities: Kotka, Pyhtää, Loviisa, Myrskylä and Lapinjärvi. The parish has two old churches, St Nicholas Church in Kotka and the Orthodox Church in Loviisa.
The operations of the Orthodox Parish of Hamina cover five municipalities in Kymenlaakso. The main office of the parish is in the City if Kouvola: the Orthodox centre Cyprus (Ortodoksiakeskus Sypressi) is a small Byzantine-Karelian centre of Orthodox culture.