Commission of St. Peter's Château d'Oex
Arthur Foley, by Divine Permission Bishop of London to the Right Reverend Thomas Edward Wilkinson, sometime Bishop of Zululand Sendeth Greeting.
Whereas it hath been represented unto Us that a new Church has been erected at Chateau d’oex in the Republic of Switzerland and that the same Church is now completed and in a fit state to be dedicated to the service of Almighty God and the celebration of Divine Service according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England We therefore the Bishop of London aforesaid at the request of the Colonial and Continental Church Society by The Reverend Joseph Dennis Mullins, Clerk, M.A. Secretary to the said Society, and as the Bishop commonly supposed to have spiritual jurisdiction over persons members of the Church of England resident in Foreign Parts and not within the Diocese of any Bishop of the said Church Do by these presents so far as We lawfully may or can commission and authorise you the said Thomas Edward Wilkinson sometime Bishop of Zululand to open the said Church and solemnly to dedicate the same to the service of Almighty God according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England by the name of “St. Peter” and to do all such things as may be needful in and about the premises and may not be inconsistent with the Laws of Switzerland – Dated at Fulham this tenth day of May in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and two and in the second year of Our Translation