* COVID-19: Sadly, due to continuing restrictions on travel from/to the UK, we have had to cancel our Summer Season in all our resorts.  We plan to return to Zermatt in December for our Winter Season, beginning on the Sunday before Christmas. 
With great regret, we have been left with no option but to postpone the celebration of the 150th anniversary of St Peter's English Church in Zermatt.  We now plan to hold the celebrations on the 151st anniversary at the end of June 2021

As the Alps became of greater interest to travellers in Europe in the 19th century, Zermatt became popular as a destination for mountaineers, and demand grew for church services in English, which began in the Monte Rosa hotel in 1862. In 1870 St Peter’s was built.

ICS Resort Mission provides chaplains during the summer and winter seasons who conduct services and work in the resort to share the love and Good News of Jesus Christ.

Our chaplains are in resort for around eight months of the year to serve the local community as well as the large number of English speakers tourists of different nationalities, many of whom return year after year.

Sunday worship at St. Peter's (Summer Season provisionally from 5th July 2020)

10:00: Holy Communion or Morning Worship
18:30: Evening Worship
(This service is likely to be suspended for the Summer 2020 season)

Thursday Social Hour: 
17.30-18.30 at St Peter’s

St Peter’s Church is situated behind and above the Myoko Restaurant, opposite the Mont Cervin Palace Hotel.

This church opened for services on St Peter's Day, Wednesday 29 June 1870 so we will be marking our 150th anniversary when we are able to - though sadly not on the actual anniversary as we had hoped:

  1. We plan to hold a special Celebration service giving thanks to God for the past and looking for his guidance and blessing for the future.  This service will be open to all, and will be followed by an informal reception at the church.

  2. A "Thank You" reception for our partners: When possible, we will be hosting a more formal aperitif reception to celebrate this landmark and to say ‘thank you’ to our various partners in the resort.

Can you help us to fund these celebrations by contributing towards our target of £3500?

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Appeal for the continuing work and maintenance of St Peter’s Zermatt:

St Peter's was built and is maintained by ICS. We are thankful for the ongoing generosity of supporters in enabling this work to continue. You can support this work by becoming a Friend of the 'English Churches' in Zermatt and Wengen. Your support will help us maintain these important historic buildings and enable our outreach

To donate to our general Zermatt appeal please visit our appeal page.

To become a friend of Wengen or Zermatt or for more information, please email the ICS office or phone +44 (0) 24 7646 3940.



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