History of English Churches in Switzerland – Caux

History of English Churches in Switzerland: St. Michael and All Angels - Caux

History of St. Michael and All Angels, Caux

The church was built in 1905. It was dedicated on 1 February 1906 to St Michael and All Angels. The Church has beautiful stained glass windows which form a series illustrative of the ministry of angels. They were, except one, a gift from Mr Herbert Edgar Reid. The windows were made in 1906 by Messrs AL Moore and Sons, one of the best-known artisans of that time. The large oak altar in neogothic style, with its four angels holding up the Altar table probably made by a Belgian artist, is another valuable piece of the church. St Michael and All Angels remained closed during World War I. Large scale. repair work had to be done. After the war, Caux was no longer a place of attraction for Anglo-Saxon tourists. The congregation gradually vanished and the church remained closed. In 1944 the building and property were handed over to the Swiss Protestant congregation in Montreux with the right of use for Anglicans. Source Anglicans in Switzerland, Past and Present. Paul Schniewind.


Date of first Chaplaincy: 1891

Church dates: 1905-1944

Patron: Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG)

Hotel: Caux Palace

Current Status: Owned by Swiss Reform Church

Sources
Anglicans in Switzerland Past and Present, Paul Schniewind

Further Reading
La chapelle de Caux: Histoire du lieu

History of English Churches in Switzerland – Les Avants

History of English Churches in Switzerland: English Chapel - Les Avants

History of English Chapel, Les Avants

The chapel was built for the benefit of Engish tourists in 1872 in the grounds of the Grand Hotel by the proprietors, the Dufour brothers. When Christ Church in Montreux-Clarens was closed in 1968, services in Les Avants were also discontinued. The chapel is now part of the Protestant Reform Church (L’Eglise Evangélique Réformée du Canton de Vaud (EERV)


Date of first Chaplaincy: 1873

Church dates: 1872

Patron: Intercontinental Church Society (ICS)

Hotel: Grand Hotel

Current Status: Owned by Swiss Reform Church

Sources
Anglicans in Switzerland Past and Present, Paul Schniewind

Further Reading
Les Avants, Notre Histoire

History of English Churches in Switzerland – Les Diablerets

History of English Churches in Switzerland: English Church - Les Diablerets

History of English Church, Les Diablerets

The Grand-Hotel constructed an Anglican Chapel in 1881. The cost was in large part covered by a subscription amongst English tourists. In 1893, an Association in Ormont-Dessus bought a clock from Aigle and placed it in the tower. The clock was created by the famous artisan Abram Dupertuis. In 1947 the chapel became part of the Swiss Protestant Church


Date of first Chaplaincy: 1866

Church dates: 1881-1947

Patron: Intercontinental Church Society (ICS)

Hotel: Grand Hotel

Current Status: Owned by Swiss Reform Church

Sources
Ormont-Dessous, Ormons-Dessus, La Valle des Ormons

Further Reading
Les Diablerets, Le Grand Hotel

History of English Churches in Switzerland – Mont Pelerin

History of English Churches in Switzerland: English Chapel - Mont Pelerin

History of English Chapel, Mont Pelerin

English Chapel constructed in the grounds of the “Grand Hotel du Mont Pélerin” around 1906. The chapel was sold to the Protestant parish of Chardonne-Jongny in 1952. The Grand Hotel was transformed into a retirement home in 1957.



Date of first Chaplaincy: 1904

Church dates: 1906-1952

Patron: Intercontinental Church Society (ICS)

Hotel: Grand Hotel du Mont-Pelerin

Current Status: Owned by Swiss Reform Church (Chardonne-Jongny)

Sources
Anglicans in Switzerland Past and Present, Paul Schniewind.

Further Reading
Le Grand Hotel – Mont Pelerin

History of English Churches in Switzerland – Lausanne-Ouchy

History of English Churches in Switzerland: Temple de la Croix d'Ouchy - Lausanne-Ouchy

History of Temple de la Croix d’Ouchy, Lausanne-Ouchy

In 1840 In collaboration with the Vaud Reformed Church, construction of the Temple de la Croix d’Ouchy was completed. A well known English philanthropist, William Haldimand made a generous donation of CHF 75’000.—towards the cost of the building. The new church was shared with the official Vaud Protestant parish. This arrangement seems to have been harmonious as the Anglican community remained there for the next 39 years. The English Church held two services every Sunday, one at eleven thirty and one at half past three in the afternoon.

Date of first Chaplaincy: 1816

Church dates: 1840-1878

Patron: Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG)

Hotel: 

Current Status: Anglican Services moved to Christ Church in 1878

Sources
Anglican worship in Lausanne, Rosemary Raedler.

Further Reading
Eglise anglaise de Lausanne, Wikipedia

History of English Churches in Switzerland – Lausanne

History of English Churches in Switzerland: Christ Church - Lausanne

History of Christ Church, Lausanne

The first constitution of the English Church was drawn up in July 1818. Original services were held at the Chapelle de la Mercerie and then in the newly constructed church at Croix d'Ouchy. The first stone of Christ Church was laid on 19th June 1877. The building work was rapidly completed and the first service was held on 4th July 1878. The church was consecrated nine years later on 6th June 1887. In 1898 the church was enlarged with the addition of the south aisle. Heating was installed at the same time. A magnificent collection of stained glass windows designed and built in London by the firm Clayton and Bell were brought to Lausanne and installed by the local Swiss Architect. The windows are a perfect example of the « gothic revival » movement.


Date of first Chaplaincy: 1816

Church dates: 1878 to present day

Patron: Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG)

Hotel: Unknown

Current Status: Open with regular services

Sources
Anglican Worship in Lausanne, Rosemary Raedler-Hacking

Further Reading
Anglican Worship in Lausanne, Rosemary Raedler-Hacking

History of English Churches in Switzerland – Montreux

History of English Churches in Switzerland: St. John's - Montreux

History, St. John’s Anglican Church, Montreux

The first Anglican priest was licensed to minister to the British colony at Montreux in 1860. There being no English Church then, services were held regularly for more than fifteen years in the Swiss Protestant Church of Montreux. But before long a move was made to build a church, and in 1875 the original church of Saint John the Evangelist was begun (it was completed in 1878). The British colony soon became so large that the church had to be extended three times. In 1889, a ‘Church Institute’ was built beside the church, soon to house the “English Library”. That organization still exists in Montreux and celebrated its centenary in 1989. In 1954, the Library was moved to allow the Institute to be converted into a residence for the Chaplain of St. John’s.


Date of first Chaplaincy: 1860

Church dates: 1875 to present day

Patron: Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG)

Hotel: Hotel des Alps

Current Status: Regular Services

Sources
St. John the Evangelist Montreux, Pamphlet.

Further Reading
Saint John’s Montreux

History of English Churches in Switzerland – Chateau d’Oex

History of English Churches in Switzerland: St. Peter's - Chateau d'Oex

History of St. Peter’s, Chateau d’Oex

Château d’Oex had a community of Anglicans as early as 1866 when it was placed on the chaplaincy list of the then Colonial and Continental Church Society (CCCS). Land was given to the Anglican community in 1888 by the Hotel Berthod and the foundation stone of the church was laid on June 28, 1899, by Bishop Wilkinson. The church was opened on 30 September of the same year. In 1905 the building was extended with the addition of a north aisle as it was too small for the number of congregants. Extensive restoration has taken place in 2017 and continues in 2018. St Peter’s holds regular services each Sunday at 17h30.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Date of first Chaplaincy: 1866

 
Church dates: 1899 to present

 
Patron: Intercontinental Church Society (ICS)

 
Affiliated Hotel: Berthod

 
Current Status: Used all year round.


Sources

Anglicans in Switzerland Past and Present, Paul Schniewind

Further Reading
Hotel Berthod, Château d’Oex
St Peter’s Web Site

Documents of Interest
Petition from Continental and Colonial Church Society (1901)
Consecration of St. Peter’s by Bishop of London (1902)
Commission of St. Peter’s by Bishop of London (1902)