Date of construction: Second half of the 18th - the first half of the 19th centuries.
Dimensions in plan: 12 × 6 m
Preservation of the monument
1992: a scientific and design documentation for the restoration of an architectural monument was developed by specialists of Kenozero LLP under the guidance of architect V.E. Yandovsky.
1996–1998: restoration work was carried out at the chapel as part of Russian-Norwegian cooperation. The Directorate for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of the Environment of Norway, RIKSANTIKVAREN, provided specially made equipment for lifting the wooden structures of the monument, which makes it possible to carry out the necessary replacement or restoration of destroyed elements without reassembling the building. The head of work is the architect-restorer A.V. Antonov.
Today the restored chapel of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, towering above the lake and the village, is the true symbol of Kenozero National Park. It is worshiped and protected by local residents, everyone comes here, whose journey to Kenozero passes through the village of Vershinino. And on holidays the bell is ringing over the lake.
In 2016 artistic and architectural lighting was installed around the chapel. And now the chapel, lit by the soft rays of lights, is like a lighthouse.