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Churches > Europe > Switzerland > Valais

Zermatt - St Peter's ('The English Church')
ICS Seasonal Chaplaincy

The church is just off the main street behind the Snow and Alpine Centre.

Sundays 22nd December 2013 to 20th April 2014

Christmas Eve: Carol Services 17:00 and 18:45
Christmas Eve: Midnight Communion: 23:00
Christmas Day: Christmas Celebration 10:00

Easter Services:

Good Friday 18th April 2014: Service at 18:30
Easter Day Sunday 20th April 2014: Easter Celebration at 10:00 and 18:30

Contact details:
  The Chaplain: Tel: +41 27 - 967 5566 during Summer or Winter, Mobile: +41 0774 372 804 otherwise ICS on +44 (0)24 - 7646 3940

St. Peter's 140th Anniversary

Click here for a copy of the 140th anniversary brochure which includes a brief history of this historic church and information about the 140th Anniversary appeal for 70,000
Another way you can support the ministry here is through buying and giving cards featuring the church from our Christmas catalogue.

If the ministry in Zermatt has touched your life, please consider giving generously to enable us to strengthen the ministry, keep the building in good repair, and spread the good news to future generations. 

Many thanks

Media information for St Peter's 140th anniversary
Click on the document or image to download
Press release 8 March 2010
St. Peter's, Zermatt, in winter
St. Peter's, Zermatt, in summer
St. Peter's, Zermatt, interior
Worshippers at St Peter's Zermatt
One of the many plaques found in St. Peter's
St. Peter's shortly after construction in 19th century *
Photos by David Healey ARPS except * which is R.Coudereau/Rotten Verlag

If you would like to give to the 140th anniversary appeal (which will be used to help fund the current and future ministry and maintain and improve the buildings - maintaining a chapel in the Swiss mountain climate is an expensive business and ICS's work is funded entirely by donations) you may use the form in the leaflet, call us, or make a donation online where you may also order a copy of A Church in the Alps. Your support will help us maintain this important historic building, and enable outreach to future generations of visitors and local English-speaking residents: donations should be made payable to 'Intercontinental Church Society'. Call us on 024 7646 3940 (+44 24 7646 3940 from abroad) if you would like any more information.

Supporting ICS’s outreach in Zermatt
If you would like to support our work at the famous ‘English Church’, you can become a Friend of St Peter’s (Zermatt) online. Your support will help us maintain this important historic building, and enable the outreach. We will send you information about ICS’s work regularly, and news of the work in Zermatt.

Alpine Club of Great Britain: 150th anniversary service in St. Peter’s, Zermatt
ICS was delighted to organise this special service for the Club on Sunday 24 June 2007, many of whose past members have worshipped at the Church whilst in Zermatt. Some too are buried there, as several gravestones and plaques mark. The church too has an historic link with the climbing fraternity – one of Edward’s Whymper’s climbing party (Charles Hudson) who died on the descent after the successful British ascent is buried under the communion table. For more information about the Club click here

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