The church has been restored on several occasions, most recently at the end of the 1990s and in 2010. The latest restoration was the most large scale of any performed in Sortavala in the last decade: the interior walls and arches of the church were repainted, old murals uncovered and new stoves built. Skilled craftsmen restored the crosses on the domes and the church tower so that they once again sparkle in gold.
Today, the Church of Saint Nicholas is the main church in the Sortavala parish. Its vicar is father Andrei, Dean of the North Ladoga Province. The church choir of the parish has won a trophy twice at the international choir festival of orthodox choirs.