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.
St. Peter's Renovations
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.
This talk was given by Revd. Mark Fletcher at St. Peter’s Château d’Oex on 17 September 2023.
In his thought-provoking talk, Revd. Mark Fletcher delves into Mark’s Gospel, focusing on the baptism and temptation of Jesus Christ. He begins with an engaging question: “Who would you invite to a dinner party?” Remarkably, Jesus often tops the list, transcending religious affiliations. Revd. Fletcher attributes Jesus’s resilience and sense of identity to His baptism, where God declares, “You are my Son, whom I love; with you, I am well pleased.”
Revd. Fletcher argues that this divine affirmation underpins Jesus’s ministry, providing him with an unshakable foundation. He parallels this experience to our Christian journey, where blessings and love come before achievement. Our baptism signifies God’s eternal love, just as Jesus’s did.
Additionally, the sermon touches upon the transformative power of “wilderness” experiences, often seen as periods of struggle. These times are portrayed as necessary steps in our spiritual maturation, preparing us for greater responsibilities.
Concluding with an invitation to follow Jesus and embrace a new identity rooted in God’s love, Revd. Fletcher’s talk serves as a reminder that the Kingdom of God is at hand, and we are called to respond.
Join us as we explore the life of Jesus and how His baptism and temptation can serve as an everlasting foundation for our own lives. Amen.