* COVID-19:   We hope to reopen for the Summer at the beginning of June.  

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.

The current plans for the Summer 2021 team are as follows:
MAY 25 - JUNE 15: Revd John & Mrs Caroline Kinchin-Smith
JUNE 15 - JULY 6: Revd Stuart & Mrs Prudence Bell
JULY 6 - AUGUST 10: Revd Liz & Mr David Leaver
AUGUST 10 - 24: Revd Rodney & Mrs Elisabeth Green
AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 7: Revd Paul & Mrs Margaret Rayner
SEPTEMBER 7 - 21: Dr Fiona & Mr Jens Schneider

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 aim to 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.



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