|The Revd Dr Mika Pajunen|
The Revd Dr Mika K T Pajunen, is a priest of the Church of Finland, who served a curacy in our own Anglican parish of St Nicholas, Helsinki. This was a pioneering move promoted by the then chaplain of St Nicholas, the Revd Rupert Moreton, to bring an added dimension to the relationship of communion that exists between the Churches of England and Finland, thanks to the Porvoo Agreement. After his curacy, Fr Mika has continued to serve as a licensed priest of this diocese.
It has just been announced that Fr Mika has now been appointed the Theological
Advisor to the Archbishop of (Turku and) Finland, the Most Revd Kari Mäkinen. He will leave his present post at Diak University in Pori this summer, where he was the Principal Lecturer in Church Life.
This is a very important appointment and a strategic one in terms of our deepening relations with the Church of Finland. We wish Fr Mika every blessing as he prepares to take up this new and exciting work.
|Archbishop of Finland with Mrs Mäkinen|