Consecration of St. Peter's Château d'Oex, 27 May 1902
In the Name of God. Amen
Whereas it has been represented unto the Right Honorable and Right Reverend Father in God Arthur Folay by Divine Permission Lord Bishop of London by a Petition of the Colonial and Continental Church Society under the hand of the Reverend Joseph Dennis Mullins Clerk Master of Arts their Secretary That it being considered desirable to erect a Church for the performance of Divine Service according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England at Chateau d’Oex in Switzerland for the use of English Residents there or English Visitors resorting thereto a certain plot of land situate within the territory of the Commune of Chateau D’oex in Switzerland containing three ares and nine metres and more particularly described in a Deed of Gift bearing date the Twenty fifth day of January 1898 was by the said Deed conveyed to the Colonial and Continental Church Society aforesaid as and for a Site for a Church. That a suitable Church has accordingly been erected on the said land and has been fitted with all things necessary and proper for Divine Worship and is now in all respects fit and ready for Consecration And whereas the said Petitioners have humbly besought the said Lord Bishop of London to dedicate or consecrate the said Church by the name of St Peter for the performance of Divine Worship according to the Rites and Usages of the Church of England. Therefore We Thomas Edward Wilkinson Doctor in Divinity
sometime Bishop of Zululand by virtue of a Commission bearing date the Tenth day of May instant under the hand and Episcopal Seal of the said Arthur Foley Lord Bishop of London Do by virtue of the authority given to us for the purpose in and by the said Commission and as far as in Us lies and by Law We may or can separate and set apart the said Church by the name of Saint Peter from all profane and common uses whatsoever and do dedicate the same to the Service of Almighty God for the performance of Divine Worship according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England and consecrate it for the celebration thereof and do openly and publicly pronounce decree and declare that the same ought so to remain separated dedicated and consecrated for ever. By this Our Definitive Sentence or Final Decree which We give and promulge by these Presents
Dated this twenty seventh day of May in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and two.
T. E. Wilkinson
Anglican Bishop of North Europe.