We warmly invite you to join us for our Evening Services held each Sunday at 5.30 p.m. Services are being held in-person at St. Peters and also online.
Find out a little more about our chaplain, Mark Fletcher and his family here.
Join us this festive season for a range of services, including Christmas Carol services at St. Peter’s in Chateau d’Oex and at St. Niklaus-Kapelle in Gstaad. For more details, please see the link below.
St. Peter's Renovations
The response to our Renovation appeal is continuing well with more than 46 people now having made donations totalling some 60,000 francs – so we have reached the 80% mark towards our target. The last 20% is always the hardest to achieve so please help us get there!
Many thanks to all those who have contributed already and a reminder of our bank details for those who are still planning to help finance the Church repair project.
Donations in Swiss Francs (CHF) to St Peter’s Church account at BCV
- IBAN: CH08 0076 7000 K055 3316 0
Donations in British Pounds (GBP) in the UK (through Intercontinental Church Society):
- IBAN: GB40 BUKB 2031 5290 5179 68
Alternatively, donations can be made by card payment through their website:
- Website: www.ics-uk.org/chateau-doex
Remember to quote “St Peter’s restoration” on your payment! We are grateful for your support and for the various fund-raising activities that are being planned. When we reach our financing goal, hopefully by Christmas, we will be able to commit to the repair work to start next Spring.
Please join us in preserving the rich heritage of St. Peter’s, our local Anglican church in Château d’Oex.
September 2024 will mark 125 years since the original building of St. Peter’s was completed. Despite the harsh conditions of the Alpine winters and the summer storms, the building has weathered well. Over the years, however, time has taken its toll. A recent assessment by our architect, Beat Wampfler, together with the Swiss Monument Protection Society, has revealed that it is urgent that we restore the façade and address related areas of concern on the exterior.
Your support and generosity in contributing to this renovation will ensure that future generations in the Pays d’Enhaut will continue to find solace, inspiration and a sense of community at St. Peter’s.
About St. Peter's, Château d'Oex
St. Peter’s is an Anglican Church which has served the English-speaking community of Château-d’Oex and the Gstaad region of the Swiss Alps since 1899. We are home to a church family from a wide variety of denominations and nations.
We exist to reflect the love of God and to be a community where people can explore the life of faith, ask questions and encounter God. We are a community where all are welcome, and we love to see people grow and flourish as they find their place and discover their unique contributions to the Church and the world.
Worship is simple, thoughtful and accessible. We would love to welcome you to worship with us and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
St. Peter’s is an Anglican church within the Diocese of Europe. We are a member of the Federation of Anglican and Old Catholic Churches in the Canton de Vaud. Learn more about the FACVV on their website here.
There is nothing quite like a church wedding. They are beautiful and romantic and deeply significant moments in your life together, as you stand before friends and family and God, and make solemn vows of love to one another. St. Peter’s is a beautiful church to be married in, and we would be delighted to share in the preparation for this most special day.
Despite the sadness and loss that we experience at the end of life, funerals can be deeply significant events, that help us to grieve, offer the comfort of faith, and celebrate the life of our loved ones. We consider it an honour to share 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 last Sunday’s sermon.
In last week’s message, we delved into the profound interplay between material wealth and spiritual fulfilment, drawing inspiration from the scriptural passage Mark 10:13-22. Our contemplation began with an observation of modern philanthropy, where affluent individuals pledge to give away their fortunes. This gesture, though noble, brought to light the challenges and responsibilities accompanying inherited wealth. In our Christian journey, the Scriptures guide us with over 2000 verses on wealth, urging us to cultivate a distinctive and mature stance towards financial prosperity.
Our meditation further explored the contrasting societal perceptions of children and wealth, as illustrated in the story of Jesus blessing children. This narrative serves as a testament to Jesus’ all-embracing nature, affirming that the Kingdom of God is most accessible to those with childlike faith. We were reminded of the critical need for inclusivity and protection of the vulnerable within our community. The account of the rich young man who struggled to prioritize his spiritual journey over material possessions further enriched our understanding. It highlighted how wealth can become a barrier to a deeper communion with the Divine. Concluding our reflection, we were encouraged to approach God with open hearts, liberated from the shackles of materialism, and to seek true richness in love, relationships, and spiritual fulfillment. This calls us to reevaluate our priorities, aligning our hearts and actions with the values of the Kingdom of God.
See the sermon below, or find the full service here.