* COVID-19: We regret that services are currently suspended as our chaplains are unable to travel out to Switzerland at this time.  

Worship at St. Peter's (Winter Season planned from 20th December 2020, through to Easter Sunday, 4th April)

All services are subject to the legal restrictions related to the pandemic.  Contact details will need to be given by those attending and it is vital - for the safety and wellbeing of all as well as for the reputation of St Peter's Church - that everyone plays their part in following the regulations and guidance in place.

Special schedule planned for the remainder of this Winter Season

Sunday 18.30: Evening Worship (normally with Holy Communion)

Thursday 17.30: Social Hour or Evening Worship (depending on restrictions for social gatherings)

Click here to find the Chaplains for this season

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

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.

This church opened for services on St Peter's Day, Wednesday 29 June 1870, and was dedicated on Sunday 6 August 1871. Following the disappointments of summer 2020, we will be marking our 150th anniversary in August 2021, probably from Friday 6 to Sunday 8.

  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: If 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.

Links

 

ICS Resort Mission Zermatt Social Media

A brief history of St Peter's Church

Zermatt Tourism

Zermatt Weather

Zermatt Snow Report

Ski Club of Great Britain

Alpine Club

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