Taulumäki Church is one of the finest examples of monumental Nordic Classicism in Finland. It is also known as “the church of angels” as there are 24 angels painted on the walls. It was built for the parish of former Jyväskylä rural municipality after the timber-built church from 1885 was destroyed in a fire in 1918. The new axial brick-built church had 700 seats.

The church is one of the main works of architect Elsi Borg. When Borg won the architecture competition of the church in 1927, she was most likely the first female architect in the world to get a commission to design a religious building. The church was completed in 1929. Borg went on to design several churches in her career.

The monumental church was refurbished and restored in 1996. Today it is the main church of the Jyväskylän parish.

Location

Lohikoskentie 2, Jyväskylä
62.253507, 25.7512857

Images

Church photographed from the west, Taulumäki Church
Church photographed from the west, Taulumäki Church (© Wikimedia Commons)
Interior in the 1930s, Taulumäki Church
Interior in the 1930s, Taulumäki Church (© Jyväskylä City Parish)
Interior in the 1930s, Taulumäki Church
Interior in the 1930s, Taulumäki Church (© Jyväskylä City Parish)
Interior in the 1930s, Taulumäki Church
Interior in the 1930s, Taulumäki Church (© Jyväskylä City Parish)
Interior in the 1930s, Taulumäki Church
Interior in the 1930s, Taulumäki Church (© Jyväskylä City Parish)
Interior in the 1930s, Taulumäki Church
Interior in the 1930s, Taulumäki Church (© Jyväskylä City Parish)
Interior in the 1930s, Taulumäki Church
Interior in the 1930s, Taulumäki Church (© Jyväskylä City Parish)
Interior in the 1930s, Taulumäki Church
Interior in the 1930s, Taulumäki Church (© Jyväskylä City Parish)
Original drawing by Elsi Borg, Taulumäki Church
Original drawing by Elsi Borg, Taulumäki Church (© Jyväskylä City Parish)
Original drawing by Elsi Borg, Taulumäki Church
Original drawing by Elsi Borg, Taulumäki Church (© Jyväskylä City Parish)
Original drawing by Elsi Borg, Taulumäki Church
Original drawing by Elsi Borg, Taulumäki Church (© Jyväskylä City Parish)
Original drawing by Elsi Borg, Taulumäki Church
Original drawing by Elsi Borg, Taulumäki Church (© Jyväskylä City Parish)
Original drawing by Elsi Borg, Taulumäki Church
Original drawing by Elsi Borg, Taulumäki Church (© Jyväskylä City Parish)