Borgå svenska domkyrkoförsamling
The birth of the Porvoo parish is probably correctly placed in the latter half of the 1200s. The first written evidence of this is from 1327.
The parish was large and the following parishes were separated from it and made independent: Sipoo (Helsinki countryside parish ("maaseurakunta"), Helsinki, Nurmijärvi, Tuusula and Kerava), Pernaja (Pyhtää, Ruotsinpyhtää, Elimäki, Anjala, Lapinjärvi, Artjärvi, Myrskylä, Liljendal and Loviisa), Mäntsälä, Monninkylä (i.e. Askola), Savijoki (i.e. Pukkila) and Pornainen.
In 1554, Finland was divided into two dioceses and the Porvoo parish was transferred to the new Viipuri diocese. The Porvoo parish became the cathedral parish ("tuomiokirkkoseurakunta") in 1723 when the bishopric of the Viipuri diocese was moved to Porvoo. In 1923, the Porvoo parish was transferred to the new Swedish speaking Porvoo diocese.
The Porvoo cathedral parish ("tuomiokirkkoseurakunta") was officially one parish. Since both the town and the countryside were part of it, the terms town parish ("kaupunkiseurakunta") and countryside parish ("maaseurakunta") came into use. Since the parish has always been bilingual, an unofficial linguistic division also came about. Three parishes were often spoken of: the Swedish countryside parish, the Swedish town parish, and the Finnish parish. Sometimes the Finnish parish was divided into the Finnish town parish and the Finnish countryside parish as well.
On January 1, 1933, the parish was divided into a combined Swedish town and countryside parish ("Borgå svenska domkyrkoförsamling") and a combined Finnish town and countryside parish ("Porvoon suomalainen seurakunta").
Askola, Myrskylä, Pernå, Pornainen, Porvoon suomalainen seurakunta, Sibbo, Sipoon suomalainen seurakunta, Sibbo svenska församling
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