December 16th -Annual Carol Concert

Arts and Culture – Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Swiss Church in London Annual Carol Concert- 5.00 pm at Swiss Church in London

Our annual carol concert at the Swiss Church in London is one of the  highlights of our Church year. Come and join fellow member of Swiss community in London and friends, at our traditional Christmas Carol...

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17 December- Parish Trip, Winchester

Arts and Culture – Monday, December 10th, 2018

Parish Trip to Winchester on Monday 17th December  2018

Our new parish trip to Winchester will  take place on Monday  17th  December. Please contact Daniel Engeli (contact details below). For all of you have signed up, here is a summary of the itinerary.

Inspired by our recent parish trip...

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9th December -Swiss Family Christmas

Arts and Culture – Monday, November 26th, 2018


An afternoon for all generations full of surprises!

2-5:30pm: Children can craft their own Christmas presents, hear the Christmas story (in English, French and Swiss-German), sing hymns in Swiss and British tradition and carve their own Räbeliecht (turnip...

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25 November- Service of Commemoration

General News – Sunday, November 11th, 2018

In this service of commemoration, we will light candles for those who have passed away in the past year and in previous years. The service will be led by sabbatical Minister Reverend Meret Engel and accompanied by organist Peter Yardley-Jones and followed by refreshments.

The names of those you...

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The Swiss Political System -19 November

Arts and Culture – Sunday, November 11th, 2018

This second history talk focuses on the unique features of the Swiss political system .

Firstly we will take a  short overview of the development of Swiss politics and the gradual creation of the Swiss State from the  Middle Ages to the foundation of the modern nation state in 1848.

Then we...

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Jesus Christ: God and Man? 8th November

Arts and Culture – Tuesday, November 6th, 2018










Christianity is based on life of Jesus Christ as described in the New Testament. The Bible teaches that Jesus was in fact God in human form.

But how could the eternal God become a mortal human?

Was Jesus a human being just like us? And when He was a human being, was He still...

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Family event- 16th November -cancelled

Arts and Culture – Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Leave a space in your diaries for Friday 16th November

Regrettably we have had to cancel this event. Our next family event is Swiss Family Christmas – Samichlauss afternoon on Sunday 16th December. Don’t miss it!

Josh Kelly, our Community Worker, has organised a Family Get-Together for Friday...

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Swiss Benevolent Society Event at Swiss Embassy -Event Postponed

Arts and Culture – Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

A Swiss Benevolent Society Seminar in Partnership with CRUSE Bereavement Care 

This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course. Contact the Swiss Benevolent Society for further details.

Free Admission

Registration 18.15

Presentation with Q&As:18.30 -19.30


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Parish Day Trip to Ely 1st November 2018

Arts and Culture – Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

On 1st November 2018, All Saints Day, we shall visit Ely on a parish trip. The trip will be led by Revd Meret Engel and her historian husband Daniel Engeli.
Provisional itinerary.
Meet at King’s Cross Station 09.45am for 10.12 train to Ely.
12.00 noon guided tour of Ely Cathedral, included in...

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Zwingli’s Reformation in Zurich

Arts and Culture – Monday, October 15th, 2018


Monday, 29th of October, 6.30 to 8 pm.
Looking ahead to the coming anniversary year of 2019, we will try to find to find some answers to the key questions about Zwingli’s Reformation in Switzerland. For instance: Which factors were decisive in enabling the Reformation in Zürich? What...

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Ben Sheen Organ Concert 20 October 2018

Arts and Culture – Monday, October 8th, 2018

Saturday 20 October 2018, 5pm at Swiss Church in London

A wonderful chance to hear Ben Sheen, Associate Organist at Saint Thomas Church in New York City, play on the Swiss Church in London’s Späth Organ. Ben is one of the UK’s brightest young organists. Hailed as ‘brilliant’ by the New...

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Palliative Care. Towards fulfilment.

Arts and Culture – Monday, October 8th, 2018

Monday 15th October 6.30 to 8.30pm 

Dying and death are difficult subjects for patients and their relatives. To be confronted with fragility and finiteness of life can be a challenging situation. Palliative Care aims to support people with their questions, fears and concerns. Spiritual care is...

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Boys’ Choir of St Ursus Cathedral, Solothurn, Switzerland -Sing A Capella

Arts and Culture – Monday, September 17th, 2018

The Swiss Church in London is proud to host the opening concert of the Boys’ Choir of St Ursus Cathedral, Solothurn, Switzerland’s autumn tour to the U.K. The concert is entitled Sing a Capella , and will include a variety of pieces, highlighting the talents of the choir.

The Boy’s Choir is...

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Special Sunday Service with Pfr. Christoph Sigrist, Grossmünster,Zurich

General News – Monday, September 17th, 2018

We are honoured to hold an special additional Sunday Service on 30 September at 11.00am. It will be lead by our sabbatical Minister, Revd. Meret Engel. Our special vistor Pfr. Christoph Sigrist, Minister at the Grossmünster, Zurich, Reformation Year ambassador 2017, and Zwingli expert, will...

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September edition Swiss Church News – out now!

General News – Monday, September 17th, 2018

To read more about what is going on at the Swiss Church in the summer edition of the Swiss Church News, click Big thanks to graphic designer James Rasa who is making our newspaper look so great each time!

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Artist Residency 2019/2020

General News – Wednesday, August 1st, 2018


You can now apply for two three-months residencies 2019/2020 at the Swiss Church.

To learn more click here.


Miriam Laura Leonardi, Angels of Chaos 1 & 2, 2016, various media, dimensions variable

The inaugural Swiss Church August Artist Residency has been awarded to...

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Sunday 2 September 2018 11.00 a.m. : Sunday Service with Communion

General News – Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

The Service will be  led by Niccolo Aliano.  Everyone is welcome to join us for our Sunday service and share communion. We are an ecumenical congregation, and people from Anglican, Protestant and Catholic backgrounds and no religious affiliation worship together.

The sermon is in English. The...

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Wednesday 1st August from 4p.m. to 9p.m. Swiss National Day

General News – Sunday, July 1st, 2018


Come and celebrate  with us on Wednesday 1 August at the Swiss Church from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

We will have Swiss food- raclettte, Swiss wine, Swiss beer, cakes, coffee, tea and soft drinks.

Children’s activities from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Welcome by Swiss Ambassador.

President’s speech live from...

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Monday 2nd July , 7pm-9pm The Different Confessions- Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox

Arts and Culture – Sunday, June 10th, 2018

The fourth session of Learning about religion classes. 

What do the different Christian confessions have in common and how do they differ?

Class begins at 7pm with a short meditation followed by shared food. Open to everyone.

Suggested donation £8.

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Sunday Service with Baptism 15 July 2018

General News – Monday, June 4th, 2018

The service will be led by Marianne Fisher-Hertig.

Everyone is welcome to join us for our Sunday service and share communion. We are an ecumenical congregation and people from Anglican, Protestant and Catholic backgrounds and no religious affiliation worship together.

The sermon is in English....

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Baroque Queens. Monday 16th July 7.30pm

General News – Monday, June 4th, 2018

Swiss-British soprano Olivia Doutney and British soprano Susanna MacRae accompanied by pianist Richard Black, will perform a wide repertoire of Baroque pieces, from the well-known to the unfamiliar.

A great opportunity to hear two talented young singers and an accomplished pianist.

Tickets £12...

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August Artist Residency for Swiss artists – apply now!

General News – Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

This opportunity will enable a Swiss artist to undertake a fully funded residency at the Swiss Church in London from 6 – 26 August 2018 (3 weeks). The selected artist will be given 24-hour access to the Church’s unique heritage-listed building in Covent Garden, and a work space on the...

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17/22/27 June, 7pm: Live screening FIFA World cup – Swiss games

General News – Friday, May 11th, 2018

We are going to screen live all the group games of the Swiss National football team at the FIFA Worldcup 2018 in Russia! Join us to wave the flag and cheer for our team.

Sunday, 17 June, 7pm: Switzerland – Brazil 

Friday, 22 June, 7pm: Switzerland – Serbia 

Wednesday, 27 June, 7pm....

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Learning about religions, with Rev Stephan Degen-Ballmer

General News – Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Christian Bible

Reverend Stephan Degen-Ballmer is Minister in Baselland, Switzerland and on sabbatical at the Swiss Church in London from April to July. In a series of evening classes, he will introduce different religions and lead excursions to visit places of worship.

14 May, 7-9pm: Christianity. The Gospels...

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9 June, 5pm: Organ Recital Donald MacKenzie

General News – Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Donald is one of Europe’s finest organists. He has presided at the Odeon Leicester Square organ for almost 25 years and also is an organist in a church in Kensington. He has a reputation for being the finest exponent of silent film accompaniment (on the organ) and has travelled world wide to...

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20 May, 11am: Whit Sunday Service

General News – Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Everyone is welcome to join us to celebrate Whit Sunday.

The service will be led by Rev Carla Maurer, Rev Stephan Degen-Ballmer (Baselland) and Rev Monika Widmer (Basel). We will explore the symbols fire, dove and language which are connected with Whit Sunday when God sent the Holy Spirit on...

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Church sermon series: Paul the Apostle

General News – Monday, March 26th, 2018

Paul the Apostle is the author of many of the letters in the New Testament and one of the most important figures in Christianity. Paul’s influence on Christian theology, thought and practice cannot be underestimated and his missionary travels enabled Christianity to spread across Europe.


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7 April, 5pm: Organ recital Alexander Hamilton

General News – Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Alexander Hamilton is Senior Organ Scholar and a second year undergraduate of Trinity College, Cambridge reading Music, where he works with the world-famous college choir in a busy schedule of services, concerts, tours and recordings. He was a music scholar at Merchant Taylors’ School and in...

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1 April, 11am: Easter service

General News – Thursday, March 8th, 2018

On Easter Sunday, Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead as described in the New Testament. Easter is a symbol for joy and new life. Come and join us for this special celebration!

The service will be followed by lunch.

Everyone is welcome to join us...

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22 March, 7.45pm: Performance by MyGlassWorld + Jessica Lee Morgan

General News – Thursday, February 15th, 2018

The Swiss Church in London is looking forward to the upcoming performance by MyGlassWorld with Jessica Lee Morgan here on Thurs 22nd March! Buy tickets here

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1-16 March: Goldsmiths exhibition 2018

General News – Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

‘Allusion to a Body no Longer Present’ by Sara Rodrigues and Tyler Eash, curated by Camille Brechignac and George Watson

“Allusion to a Body No Longer Present” is made of four main elements: a stage-like installation, a performance, a conversation room, and two audience-engaging...

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Swiss Church News Spring 2018 – now online!

General News – Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Click here to read the latest edition of the Swiss Church News, or to download the events sheet click here.

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23-24 February: Exhibition Mary Branson “A Conversation with My Mother”

General News – Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Her first large installation since the iconic New Dawn in the Houses of Parliament, A Conversation with My Mother explores the notion of loss through dementia and the power of the subconscious to offer insights into the nature of grief.

Set in the captivating space of the Swiss Church, Covent...

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8 February, 7pm: Fondue Fundraising Night

General News – Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

A much loved tradition! Join us for melted Swiss cheese with bread, white wine and a pub quiz. With your help we can continue our work to support the homeless, visit the elderly and organise family events, as well as being a lively community centre for the Swiss in London and the UK.


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Sunday Service 6 January -Bible Stories: Greatest Hits-

Arts and Culture – Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

The Bible is full of great stories which are part of our cultural heritage and collective knowledge. Who hasn’t heard of Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark, the Ten Commandments, David and Goliath, the creation of the world in seven days or Jesus walking on water! Novelists and artists refer to these...

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Swiss Church News Winter Edition Out Now

General News – Monday, January 1st, 2018

The Swiss Church News Winter 2018 edition is available online now.

Read all about what we’ve been up to since our summer edition, and what the community events that we have planned for the beginning of 2019.

Read all about our exciting programme of Arts Events too.

Click here to download your...

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