Evening Worship Services

We warmly invite you to join us for our Evening Services held each Sunday at 5.30 p.m. Services are led by Rev. Mark Fletcher and are being held in-person at St. Peters and also online. Please contact us for Zoom details or join our YouTube live stream in the link below. This week is a Holy Communion service and the third Sunday of Advent.

Our weekly newsletter provides details of services and activities. Find out a little more about Mark and his family in his biography 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 Gospel of John. The sermon formed part of the St. Peter’s, Château-d’Oex, Evening Worship on Sunday, 27 November 2022.

At this time of year we light candles and decorate our homes with lights in defiance of the darkness, both literally as the days grow very short, and metaphorically – the world seems like a dark place right now. And so it seems fitting that Advent begins with the theme of hope (Luke 1v39-56).

Mary’s song is called the Magnificat – it is a song of joy at being part of God’s purposes in the world. This wonderful and courageous young woman reminds us that God is faithful to his promises and little by little he is turning the world upside down, bringing down the proud and raising up the humble. It is a beautiful and enormously important composition, it has been chanted in monasteries, sung in cathedrals, proclaimed in palaces, and has even been set to music by none less than Johan Sebastian Bach (Youtube).

And so the question for us is where is our magnificat this Advent? Amongst the business and the preparation, we miss something important unless we take time to hope, to quietly reflect, to sing praise, and to delight in God remarkable plans for his world.

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