Church Ceremonies

Infant Baptism

Baptism - an infant becomes a member of the church. At least one of the child's parents must be a member of the Evangelical Lutheran church. An infant should preferably be baptised within two months of birth.

You can settle the time and place of baptism at the parish office. The office clerk will give you the name of the pastor on duty, who will contact you before the baptism so that you can discuss the details of the baptism.

tel: 050 363 2300
email: jyvaskylan.seurakunta(at)


The death of a loved one gives rise to a number of practical arrangements. To reserve a grave plot or a chapel for a burial or agree on the time of cremation or sign a grave tending agreement please contact Jyväskylä Parish Funeral Services.

tel: 040 162 3982
email: jyvaskylan.seurakunta(at)



Jyväskylä parish wedding ceremony appointments are made by the Parish Office of Jyväskylä.

tel: 050 363 2300
email: jyvaskylan.seurakunta(at)

A couple wishing to marry must undergo an investigation of possible obstacles before the marriage can take place. The investigation is carried out by the Regional Central Register of the Diocese of Lapua and checks if either of the persons intending to marry is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Parish in Jyväskylä. The investigation takes seven days, after which the couple can marry.

For a marriage taking place outside Finland, the office can, upon request, issue a certificate indicating that according to the laws of Finland, the person in question has the right to be married by a foreign authority.

If a Finnish citizen wishes to marry a foreign national, the following documents must be presented to the Finnish authorities: an account of the personality and marital status issued by the registration authority of the person's home country and proof of membership in a Christian church or denomination, if the couple wishes to be married in a church.

tel: 041 730 2589
email: rekisterointi.akrlapua(at)