* CO-VID19: Winter Season in Switzerland.
It is with great regret that we have had to end our Winter Season early, due to the closure of the resorts and the increasing concerns for the travel opportunities and, most importantly, the welfare of our chaplains and the needs of their home parishes.

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.

Sunday worship at St. Peter's (Winter Season CLOSED; Summer Season provisionally from 2nd June 2020)

10:00: Holy Communion
18:30: Evening Worship

Thursday Social Hour:
17.30-18.30 at St Peter’s

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

Introducing the current and forthcoming Chaplains

This church opened for services on St Peter's Day, Wednesday 29 June 1870 so we will be marking our 150th anniversary this summer, with a special time of celebration:

  1. Sunday 28 June, 10.00 a special Anniversary service giving thanks to God for the past and looking for his guidance and blessing for the future.  This service is open to all, and will be followed by an informal reception at the church.

  2. Monday 29 June, To mark the date the church opened, 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.  This event is by invitation

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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