The Evangelical Free Church of Rovaniemi

Learn to Know the Meaning of Life!

Come and meet with Jesus & some of His friends at 'Vapis'!


A joint Charismatic event, organised together with Rovaniemi Lutheran and Pentecostal Churches, featuring Paul & Becky Harcourt. Free entrance, English and Finnish.

Paul is the vicar of All Saints Woodford Wells Anglican Church, London, and the Leader of New Wine UK, a Spiritual Renewal movement with a heart for deep life with God, guided and empowered by His Holy Spirit.

FRIDAY, Feb 24th

18-21 Guided by God – Music, Word and Ministry, Lutheran Main Church

SATURDAY, Feb 25th (Research Center Arcticum until 16:00, Pentecostal Temple 17-21)

12-14 Peace in the Pressures of Life –  Arcticum, Polarium Hall
14-15   Lunch at Arcticum
15-16 From pains – into Light
16-17 Transition to the Pentecostal Temple
17-21 Dreaming with God  –  Cozy evening in the Pentecostal Temple

SUNDAY, Feb 26th (10-13, Main Lutheran Church; 16-18:30, Pentecostal Temple)

10-11.30 Lutheran Mass, incl. ministry time in the end.
11:30-13 ”After Church Coffee Time”
16-18:30 Healing and Being Healed , Pentecostal Temple
18:00- “St Thomas' Mass”, Lutheran Church  


Sunday: WEEKLY MAIN MEETING at 16:00
Praise & worship, teaching and discussion, free time with refreshments!

Other meetings:
Small group activities, Alpha course, MORPH to help in real growth transformation, etc. The schedule depends on the season. For timely details, please ask us at the church or using the feedback page (, leave your email address.

FAMILY CLUB: Wednesday 10:00-13:00
For small children and their parents. Free time together with other parents and children, playing, talk and discussion on bringing up children, something to bite etc.

KIDS CLUB: Biblical teaching, playing, drawing and having fun with kids 3-7 years old!
Schedule changes according to season - Ask for the present schedule by using the feedback page (


Vapaaseurakunta or 'Vapis' (Evangelical Free Church) is a small Christian local church, and a part of the national  Evangelical Free Church of Finland. The meetings, translated into English when needed, include worship music, teaching and prayer in an open and relaxed atmosphere.

We share the vision and values of the Evangelical Free Church of Finland. The phrase  "God's Presence and Transforming Power" is a core crystallization of them. In us and others, God's good presence brings about connection and belonging, faith, transformation and serving, and then repeats the process again and again (often in this order).

We and a bunch of other Finnish Churches & communities from different denominations partner together in Finnish Church life renewal network called New Wine, a sister network to the original UK one ( We share the NW values, as well, they reflect the same tone as those of our denomination, emphasizing a broad and balanced overall understanding of the Christian Faith, e.g. both the Word & Spirit, and Natural & Supernatural, etc. See .

That's easy. Our meeting place is located close to downtown city centre, at Vartiokatu 14-16.

Just walk the other main street Koskikatu upwards, across the bridge over the highway, passing by the Revontuli mall, and go on until the second crossing after the bridge. There, turn left to Vartiokatu - and your next 25 steps will take you here. So, Welcome!

If there is something you'd like to ask us or comment on - please, feel free to do so at the page 'Palaute / Feedback' of this website.

We hope our natural, laid-back atmosphere offers visitors an opportunity to meet with fellow Christians as well as the Lord Jesus Himself. In addition to English, translation to some other languages like Russian can  often be arranged if needed.

To see some more glimpses on the church life, check out the "KUVAGALLERIA" (Photo Gallery)