Who are our members?

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland includes approximately four million Finns: that is 72% of all Finns. Most Finns join the Church through infant baptism.

If you have not been baptised, you can join the Church by completing an adult confirmation preparation programme and receiving adult baptism. For more information about adult baptism, please contact your local parish.

If you have left the Church but want to rejoin, you can easily do so online.

If you move abroad, you remain a Church member but are exempt from paying church tax.

Every Church member is a member of the parish in which he or she lives.

If you are not a Finnish citizen but live in Finland, you are welcome to join us immediately. If you do not have Finnish citizenship or residence, you can join us after you have participated in parish activities for at least three months.

People on the stairs of Cathedral in Helsinki.