Welcome to St. Bernard's!

Besucherfuhrer auf Deutsch

The church was built in 1928 to meet the needs of the British skiers and other tourists who had discovered the amazing beauty of this place and its surrounding panorama of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains.

Our chaplains are in resort for around eight months of the year to serve the local community as well as the many English speakers of different nationalities who come for short or long trips, many returning year after year.

The summer season ended Tuesday 2 October, the church will reopen for the winter season on Wednesday 19 December 2018.

Opening week for the winter season:

Thursday 20 December: 17.30 Social Hour, come and meet the chaplain.

Sunday 23 December: 10.00 Holy Communion

Christmas Eve: 16.00 Crib and Carol Service/18.00 Carol Service/23.00 Midnight Communion

Christmas Day: 10.00 Morning Worship/16.30 Village 'Christmas in the Forest' at the Flielenboden (meet at the Eigerhubel by the Railway Station at 16.00).

Sunday worship at St. Bernard's is at 10:00 (normally Holy Communion) and 18:00 (normally Evening Worship). However, please note that, occasionally, our chaplains are not ordained (in which case they will not have the title 'Revd'), and so there may be weeks when the morning services may also be non-Eucharistic.

Each week through the season: Thursday Social Hour 17.30-18.30

Chaplains serving in Wengen winter 2018/19
18-31 December Revd Elizabeth and Mr Eduard Bussmann
31 December-15 January Revd Chris and Mrs Nicole Howitz
15-29 January Revd Stuart Stobart
29 January-12 February Revd Kevin and Mrs Hèlene Billson
12-26 February Revd Laurence and Mrs Alison Biggs
26 February-12 March Mr Peter and Mrs Isabelle Sutton
12-26 March Revd John and Mrs Mary Gulland
26 March-9 April Mr Edward Keene
9-23 April Revd Roger Scoones

The chaplain is available throughout the week. Please phone to meet up: +41 (0)774 386 163

St. Bernard’s was built and is maintained by ICS. Thanks largely to the generosity of a trust, we have been able during 2002 to make urgent repairs to the heating, exterior walls and drainage, improve safety by installing a fire exit and lightning conductor, and purchase pew Bibles.

To donate to our Wengen appeal please visit our appeal page.

Become a Friend of the 'English Churches' in Wengen and Zermatt. Your support will help us maintain these important historic buildings and enable our outreach. Please contact the ICS office for more information or phone +44 (0) 24 7646 3940.