Welcome to St. Peter's!

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This church opened for services in 1870. 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. ICS owns and maintains the building, and provides the 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 many English-speakers of different nationalities who come for short or long trips, many returning year after year.

The summer season ended Tuesday 2 October, the church will reopen for the winter season on Wednesday 19 December 2018.

Opening week for the winter season:

Thursday 20 December: 17.30 Social Hour, come and meet the chaplain.

Sunday 23 December: 10.00 Holy Communion

Christmas Eve: 17.00 Service of Lessons and Carols/18.45 Service of Lessons and Carols/23.00 Midnight Communion

Christmas Day: 10.00 Christmas Celebration with Holy Communion

Sunday worship at St. Peter's is at 10.00 (normally Holy Communion) and 18.30 (normally Evening Worship). However, please note that, occasionally, our chaplains are not ordained (in which case they will not have the title 'Revd'), and so there may be weeks when the morning services may also be non-Eucharistic.

Each week through the season: Thursday 'Social Hour' 17:30 - 18:30 in the church. (Behind and above the Myoko Restaurant, opposite the Mont Cervin Palace Hotel).

Chaplains serving in Zermatt this winter 2018/19
18 December-2 January Revd Paul and Mrs Kate Hancock
2-15 January Revd Ian and Mrs Melanie Greenhalgh
15-29 January Revd Moray and Mrs Annie Thomas
29 January-12 February Revd Philip and Mrs Joanna Sudell
12-26 February Revd Frances Houghton
26 February-12 March Revd Nigel and Mrs Sarah Knights Johnson
12-26 March Revd Sarah Archer
26 March-9 April Revd Mike and Mrs Liz Neville
9-23 April Revd Paul and Mrs Katriona Richardson

The chaplain is available throughout the week. Please phone to meet up: +41 (0)774 372 804.

Please, consider making a donation to ICS, be it £50, £500 or £5,000 to allow us to continue our valuable ministry through the English Church in Zermatt Zermatt Appeal.

Become a Friend of the 'English Churches' in Wengen and Zermatt. Your support will help us maintain these important historic buildings and enable our outreach. Please contact the ICS office for more information or phone +44 (0) 24 7646 3940.


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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