|Bishops lining up for the procession|
|Archbishop Tapio Luoma|
|Archbishop Kari Mäkinen and Mrs Mäkinen|
|Photo courtesy of LWF|
The ELCF is a member of the Porvoo Communion of Churches, and is thus in communion with the Church of England. According to ancient tradition the Church of Finland was founded by St Henry, an English missionary bishop and martyr in the 12th century.
The occasion was also a chance to catch up with the clergy serving our own congregations in Finland, including, Fr Tuomas Mäkipäa, the Chaplain of St Nicholas Helsinki, second from left below.