Hervanta Parish was established in 1980, when the fast-growing new suburb was separated from the Messukylä Parish.
Designed by Reima and Raili Pietilä, the church was completed in autumn 1979 when Tampere was celebrating its 200th anniversary and the leisure complex of Hervanta was opened, including the church. The building was erected in co-operation with the city and the parish.
The large hangings in the church hall, Kasvu (“Growth”) and Palava pensas (“The Burning Bush”) were designed by textile artists Maija Lavonen and Irja Mikkola and woven by Hilkka Salo. The hangings were ordered when the church building was completed in 1979. The church textiles, made of cotton fabric, were designed by textile artist Virpi Kinnunen.
The chapel was used as a normal conference room in its early phases. It was consecrated in 1989.
Already from the 1970s, church interiors have been designed to accommodate various types of parish activities. The church hall itself can be modified from a small space into a larger one and vice versa with movable walls. The location of the church hall is nevertheless central.
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