As we mourn the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II,
he church will remain open for people to pause
in quiet prayer and thanksgiving for her life
and to write in the Book of Condolence.

Services this Sunday at 10:00 and 18:30
will include prayers marking her death 
and also prayer for King Charles III

Join us in Zermatt this Summer

St Peter's Church is open daily for visitors and private prayer between 09:30 and 20:00
Sunday services are at 10:00 and 18:30
Thursday Social Hour at 17:30

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

The Summer 2022 team of chaplains are:

24 May-7 June: Revd Frances Houghton with Revd Angela Cattell
7-28 June: Revd John and Mrs Caroline Kinchin-Smith
28 June-12 July: Dr Fiona Schneider with Tim and Anthea Fawdry
12-26 July: Revd Nigel and Mrs Sarah Knights Johnson
26 July-9 August: Revd Phil and Mrs Isabel Parker
9-30 August: Revd Rodney and Mrs Elisabeth Green

30 August-13 September: Dr Fiona and Mr Jens Schneider

13-27 September: Revd Peter Sutton

From 27 September, the church will be closed until the start of the winter season shortly before Christmas.

Fiona and Jens look forward to seeing you in Zermatt, please come and say hello!

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.

The church opened for services on St Peter's Day, Wednesday 29 June 1870, and was dedicated on Sunday 6 August 1871. We celebrated the 150th anniversary over the weekend Friday 6 to Sunday 8 August 2021.

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.

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