Evening Services

 

We warmly invite you to join us for our Evening Services held each Sunday at 5.30 p.m. The services are held in-person at St. Peters and also online. Please contact us for Zoom details or join our YouTube live stream.

Our weekly newsletter provides details of services and activities. Find out a little more about our chaplain, Mark Fletcher and his family here.

About St. Peter's, Château d'Oex

St. Peter’s is an English Anglican Church serving the Château-d’Oex and Gstaad region of the Swiss Alps. We are home to a multinational Christian family from a variety of denominations.

Our vision is to reach out to the English speaking community with the love of God. We aim to be a community where people can become followers of Christ Jesus, and, as part of his community, grow to become like him more and more. We support people in discovering their own unique contribution both in the Church and the world. But above all, our aim is to see Jesus stand out for all to see.

You are more than welcome to worship with us and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Life Events

Saint Peter's Anglican Church, Château d'Oex - Serving Château d'Oex and Gstaad region, Switzerland

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

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.
 

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.

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.

How to find us

Services on YouTube

Visit the St. Peter’s YouTube channel to see some of our previous services or the link below to watch the sermon given by Rev. Mark Fletcher as part of a series based on the Lord’s Prayer. This sermon formed part of the Evening Worship service at St. Peter’s Church, Château D’Oex on 22 January 2023.

The privilege of living in a place like this is that we confronted by wonder of creation, from the splendor of the night sky to the grandeur of the mountains. And it stops us in our tracks, and reminds us of how small we are in the scheme of things. They used to say that pride comes before a fall, but the modern world has elevated self-centredness to be the norm, it seems like everybody talking endlessly about themselves. But there is a quiet misery in a self centred life, for you will always be frustrated when you discover that the world really doesn’t revolve around you. 

By contrast the second line of the Lord’s Prayer teaches us to pray “Hallowed be thy name”. And the point is it is Thy name, not mine. To pray ‘hallowed be thy name’ is to put God first, to give glory to the proper object of glory, and to be liberated from the tyranny of self. Because of course we all worship something. And that which we worship shapes the sort of people we become. And those false God, like money, power, celebrity or pleasure, ultimately diminish us. It is only by worshipping God that we are set free. As the old catechism says “The chief end of man is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.” The great composer J.S. Bach used to end his compositions ‘Soli Deo gloria’ which is latin term for ‘Glory to God alone’. It isn’t a bad motto for our lives too. 

So this week, continue to pray the Lord’s prayer, slowly and reflectively. And as you pray ‘hallowed be thy name’ allow yourselves to be worshippers, to turn away from self, and set your sights and hopes on the one who is truly worthy of Glory.

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