On Kazansky Island

St Mary's Lutheran Church

Behind Ss Peter and Paul's Lutheran Church just up Ulitsa Bolshaya Konyushennaya is another Lutheran church - this time one which was built for St Petersburg’s Finnish Lutheran community. The first Finnish Lutheran church was founded here in 1734 when Empress Anna granted land to the Swedish and Finnish community.  In gratitude the church was dedicated to St Anna.  Later, when the Swedish and Finnish Lutheran community divided, the church remained with the Finnish community, who undertook the construction of the present-day church in 1803. Construction was completed in 1805 on the birthday of Emperor Alexander I and so the church was dedicated to St Mary in honour of his mother. The church was closed in 1940 and only re-consecrated as a Lutheran church in 2002.  Today the church serves as the main church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria.

Location 8A Ulitsa Bolshaya Konyushennaya
Metro Nevsky Prospekt
Website http://www.elci.ru/