Join us in Zermatt this Summer

The church is currently closed between seasons and will reopen for the Summer on Monday 12 June when The Revd John and Mrs Caroline Kinchin-Smith will be delighted to welcome you to St Peter's Church

During the summer and winter seasons, 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 'Welcome to St Peter's' at 17:30
a social and informal time with the chaplain

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

The Summer 2023 team of chaplains are:

12 June - 27 June: Revd John and Mrs Caroline Kinchin-Smith

Greetings from John and Caroline, English chaplains for June here in beautiful Zermatt, to share with you the love of God and to be there for you. We look forward to meeting as many as possible around the town, on the mountains and in church. Contact us on Facebook or Twitter, or through St Peter’s Church where you will find our contact details. Services in English every Sunday at 10.00 and 18.30 and Thursday Welcome Hour at the church at 17.30. This is our fifth year in Zermatt where we love walking the footpaths and enjoying the scenery and wildlife.

27 June - 11 July: Revd Martin and Mrs Maddy Dale
11 - 25 July: Dr Fiona and Mr Jens Schneider
25 July - 8 August: Mr James and Mrs Heather Myles
8 - 22 August: Revd Rodney and Mrs Elisabeth Green
22 August - 5 September: Revd John and Mrs Cynthia Price
5 - 26 September: Revd Peter Sutton

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-speaking tourists, many of whom return year after year.

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 St Peter's Zermatt. Your support will help us maintain these important historic buildings and enable our outreach.

Thank you!


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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