On Kazansky Island

St Catherine's Lutheran Church

St Catherine's Lutheran Church (October 2014)

St Catherine's Lutheran Church is the third Lutheran church to be located in this area and this one is used by the Swedish community. Originally St Petersburg's large Swedish Lutheran community shared the use of St Mary's Lutheran Church with the Finnish community.  The community split in the mid-19th century and the Swedish part built their own church nearby in 1767.  Like many other non-Orthodox Churches in St Petersburg, it was dedicated to St Catherine in honour of Catherine the Great who gave permission to build it.  The current version of the church was built between 1863 and 1865.  In 1934 the church was closed and used as a school.  Services  began being held here again in 1993 and it was fully reopened in 2005.  Although it holds services is Swedish, it is not officially part of the Church of Sweden.  Anglican services are also occasionally held here.  Located next door is the Swedish Consulate.

Location 1-3Б Ulitsa Malaya Konyushennaya
Metro Nevsky Prospekt
Website http://www.svenskaforeningen.spb.ru/Katarinakyrkan.html/ (in Swedish)