The diocesan centre Lärkkulla is a modern education and culture centre for adult education in Finland.

larkkullaStiftsgården Lärkkulla is a modern educational and cultural centre regulated by the laws for liberal education in Finland. Stiftsgården Lärkkulla was founded in 1949 under the Swedish model of the Sigtuna Foundation. The Diocese of Porvoo arranges much of the church's education at Lärkkulla, as well as retreats at Snoan, hosting meetings and seminars dealing with the issues of cultural life and society. Although grounded in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, we are ecumenically open and receptive to all of our students and guests - come and experience the unique Lärkkulla spirit yourself! Church Education is organised in close cooperation with the Chapter in Porvoo and the Central Church of the Swedish (KCSA) on the Central Board.

KAUL  - The Church Academy for Young Leaders (KAUL) is an annual leadership training seminar organised by Lärkkulla. The target audience is young adults (20­-30 years old) who wish to become active in their own Christian context.



Lärkkulla's Course Centre provides top quality meeting and seminar facilities in a natural setting. You can visit the course centre to take part in courses or arrange your own events.



larkkulla2The Folk Academy began in 19­49-1950, accounting for Lärkkulla's long­running courses, short courses and events.
The Folk Academy consists of the following programmes:

  • Lärkkulla Languages offers high­quality studies in Swedish, Finnish and English in a stimulating learning environment.
  • Lärkkulla pop&rock provides opportunities for musical training full­time for one year with top expert teachers.
  • Lärkkulla Musical is our newest addition where you can focus on the art of dancing, singing and theatre for one year. Read more about the program in Swedish or in Finnish



Lärkkulla is maintained by the Lärkkulla Foundation, which was founded in 1947 by a number of Finnish­-Swedish church organizations. According to Lärkkulla Foundation's bylaws the Foundation's highest leadership consists of a delegation of twelve members. This delegation appoints the seven members of the Lärkkulla Foundation's Board of Directors responsible for the Foundation's practical affairs.