Church Friday – Church of the Holy Spirit (Tallinn)

16.12.2022 14:00 - 15:30
Pühavaimu 2, Tallinn

Church Friday is a series of events which support Estonian language learning for adults whose first language is not Estonian. In the course of the series, we will visit the churches of Tallinn with a tour guide and practice Estonian.

During the series, we will visit various churches in Tallinn (such as St. Nicholas’ Church (Tallinna Niguliste kirik) and Museum, St. Mary’s Cathedral (Tallinna toomkirik), St. John’s Church (Jaani kirik), Charles’s Church (Kaarli kirik), St Michael’s Church (Tallinna Rootsi-Mihkli kirik) once a month, including a guided tour. The tours are in Estonian. After the tour, the participants can explore the churches on their own. Church Friday takes place once a month on Fridays: on 23 September, 21 October, 18 November, and 16 December.

The Church of the Holy Spirit is the smallest mediaeval church in Tallinn. The earliest written records of a priest of the Church of the Holy Spirit date from 1316. The Church of the Holy Spirit was the church of an almshouse, and the Tallinn city government occasionally held its open services there. For this reason, the place of worship is sometimes also called the city government chapel. Estonian-language services have been held at the church since 1531, which is an important milestone in the history of Estonian culture.

One tour lasts up to 1.5 hours. The size of the group is 15–25 people.

Participants can practice listening to spoken Estonian (by listening to the tour guide) and speaking Estonian (by asking questions from the guide). Visiting various churches in the course of a tour allows adults whose first language is not Estonian practice their Estonian and raises their awareness of culture and history.

  • Min. language level required: B1+
  • Time: 16.11 from 14.00-15.30
  • Location: Church of the Holy Spirit (Pühavaimu 2, Tallinn)
  • No of participants: 25


Teacher: Inna Arno / [email protected]
Registration: (02.12 at 9.00)

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