History of English Churches in Switzerland – 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.


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)