Kihnu St Nicholas Church

Kihnu Church, built in 1784, is one of the few orthodox churches converted from a Lutheran sacral building. Almost all Kihnu people converted to orthodoxy from 1846 to 1847, the Lutheran church was given to the orthodox congregation by order of Tsar Nicholas I and an onion dome was built on the bell tower. Inside the church, you can admire a simple but beautiful iconostasis that covers almost the entire width of the room.
Useful information! The old Kihnu Church, which is really a chapel, was located on the northern tip of the island on a high sandy coast and according to a legend, it was destroyed in a fire during the Great Northern War.

Features and amenities

Location

Lemsi küla, Kihnu vald, Pärnu maakond

Getting there

The church is located by the road to Rootsiküla Village in the middle of Kihnu Island.

Access

  • Signposted
  • By excursion bus
  • By car

Coordinates

58°7'59''N 23°59'0''E | Download GPX file