Männistö Church

Männistö Church in Kuopio (Juha Leiviskä, 1992) is a terrace church located in a suburban development with prefabricated housing blocks. The reflections of light by Markku Pääkkönen on the altar wall are like fragments of a rainbow.

A series of forty-five watercolours has been painted by Mirja Airas to honour Paavo Ruotsalainen: placed along the aisles, they illustrate the message conveyed by this Pietist preacher in his sermons. The silverware for the Eucharist also rehearses the architectural motifs. The church is called Pyhä Johanneksen kirkko in Finnish.