St. Peter’s Château d’Oex

Anglican Church

in the Pays d’EnHaut region of the Swiss Alps

Services in August 2016

Sunday, 7 August at 17h30
Evening Service: Revd. Elizabeth Bussmann


Sunday, 14 August at 17h30
Holy Communion: Revd. Elizabeth Bussmann


Sunday, 21 August at 17h30
Evening Prayer: Revd. Clive Atkinson


Sunday, 28 August at 17h30
Evening Prayer –  Revd. Elizabeth Bussmann

Venue: St. Peter’s
49 Grand Rue, Château d’Oex

Meet our Pastors

Clive Atkinson

Clive Atkinson

Pastor

Clive has been Pastor of St. Peter’s and All Saints Church Vevey since October 2003. He is originally from Northern Ireland and is married to Yvonne. They have two children, Jacob and Rebekah. When he’s not working, you will find him up a mountain either with a bike or a set of skis.
Elizabeth Bussman

Elizabeth Bussman

Environmental Officer for the Diocese in Europe

Originally from Sussex, GB. Resigned as Rector of two parishes near Guildford in 2014 when she and her husband returned to Switzerland. Elizabeth and Eddie now live near Spiez with Monty, their Golden Retriever who also often attends St Peter’s! Elizabeth is the Environmental Officer for the Diocese in Europe.

Life Events

The bible compares human life to a journey. Each journey has a beginning, a middle and an end. Along the journey there are a number of significant events where we as a church can offer specific support and assistance.

Baptism and Thanksgiving
Baptism is a public commitment to following Jesus. At St. Peter’s we welcome the baptism of infants whose parents are able to answer in good conscience the baptismal vows put to them. As well as Baptisms we also offer Thanksgiving Services, where we thank God for the gift of a new child and pray for them and for their family. This is sometimes appropriate for those who are either not yet ready for the baptism of their children or who wish to leave that option open until the child becomes a mature believer and is able to make their own decision to follow Jesus. If you would like to know more about baptism at St. Peter’s  please contact the Chaplain.
Marriage
A wedding is such an exciting, joyful and significant event. We at St. Peter’s love to support those intending to marry by providing both marriage preparation and a wonderful venue in which to hold the service. Please note that according to Swiss Law a civil ceremony needs to be completed before a religious service can take place.
Funerals
A funeral marks the close of human life on earth. It is an opportunity for family and friends to gather together, express their grief and give thanks to God for the loved one who has died. We at St. Peter’s consider it an honour to share in this stage of the journey with others.

St. Peter’s Blog

World War 1 Centenary

On Sunday 29, and Monday 30 May 2016, St. Peter’s Church, Château d’Oex organised a WWI centenary event to remember the sick and wounded prisoners of war, from many nations, who were transferred to Switzerland for internment, under the auspices of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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Brief History of St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s was one of thirty or so English churches built in Switzerland during the last quarter of the 19th century, when thousands of British people began to discover the beauty of this country.

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Giving to St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s is completely self-funded and receives no subsidies either from the Swiss Authorities or the Anglican Church. All donations are most welcome. You can contribute to St. Peter’s in any of the following ways:

Pink payment slips are available in the entrance hall of St. Peter’s.  You can also request some from the treasurer, Guy Girardet, guy.girardet@gmail.com

You can make a bank transfer to St. Peter’s Church Château d’Oex
Banque Cantonale Vaudoise
IBAN CH08 0076 7000 K055 3316 0
BIC/SWIFT: BCVLCH2LXXX

UK residents can make a contribution via the website of the Intercontinental Church Society (ICS) and claim Gift Aid.
Please be sure to specify in the comments field that your contribution is for St. Peter’s, Chateau d’Oex.
ICS website:  http://ics-uk.org/supporting-ics/donate

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