Pastor Tapani Simojoki was ordained and installed as the pastor of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in March 2010. He had been serving the congregation as a curate since the previous September. 

Pastor Tapani was born in Finland as the second of six children in a Lutheran pastor’s family. When he was in his mid-teens, the family moved to Kenya where his parents went to work as missionaries. Therefore, he finished his schooling in English, following a British curriculum. As a result, he ended up coming to the UK for his university studies — and never left. Having gained a degree in Theology and a teaching qualification, Tapani worked as a teacher of Religious Studies for a number of years in the Midlands and in East Anglia. 

Tapani is married to Sarah. They have four children. His hobbies include playing and listening to music, reading history and sailing.


Upcoming Events

  • Bible study November 30, 2023 at 13:30 – 15:00 65 Furzehall Ave, Fareham PO16 8UD You can join the Bible study via Zoom:
  • Divine Service December 3, 2023 at 10:30 – 11:45 10th Fareham Scouts, Highlands Rd, Fareham PO16 7XN, UK All are warmly welcome to join us to receive God's gracious gifts. There is normally a Sunday school for children. Refreshments will be served after the service.
  • Bible Study (online) December 5, 2023 at 19:00 – 20:30 The Bible study is held on Zoom.To join, please contact us at

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