Swiss National Day London 2024 | Thursday 1st August 2 – 9pm

General News – Monday, July 15th, 2024


Swiss National Day London 2024 | Thursday 1 August 2 – 9pm

Join us for an evening of Swiss culture, mouth-watering national food, local goodies to purchase and glorious raffle prizes at the heart of London’s West End.

Our guest of honour is H.E. Markus Leitner Ambassador of Switzerland to...

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Upcoming Church Services

General News – Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024

Sunday, 7 July, 11am: Farewell service for Reverend Carla Maurer

Sunday, 21 July, 11am: Church service with confirmation

August: Summer break

Sunday, 12 September, 11am: Communion service with Niccolo Aliano

Sunday, 15 September, 11am: Federal Penance Day with Reverend Manuel Zimmermann...

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AGM postponed until autumn

General News – Monday, June 24th, 2024

Dear Members,
We apologise for postponing our scheduled AGM on the 7th of July 2024. The AGM’s new date will be Sunday 29th September 2024, at 12:30 pm.
We will send the invitations and documents in August and you can also find them on our download section.
The Consistoire sends their best...
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We’re Hiring! Fundraising and Development Manager

General News – Friday, June 7th, 2024

Fundraising and Development Manager 

The Swiss Church in London has served as an anchor for the Swiss community in London and across the UK for over 250 years. The church provides regular ecumenical religious services and outreach programs for the vulnerable. Additionally, it offers community...

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Swiss Church London Choir Auditions!

General News – Thursday, May 16th, 2024

Swiss Church London Choir Auditions!

The Swiss Church London Choir has been formed to enhance worship during services and sings an anthem and sometimes an introit on the first Sunday of the month. We are supported by members of the superb Holborn Chamber Choir and we have 12 to 16 singers per...

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Upcoming Sunday Services & Music

General News, Sunday Sermons – Sunday, November 5th, 2023

Upcoming Sunday Services & Music

Everyone is welcome, no matter your faith tradition (or none), to find a moment of solace and peace in our beautiful building, inspiration through music, word and prayer and to spend time in community. 

We gather for worship every first and third Sunday of...

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Autumn 2023 Swiss Church News – out now!

General News – Wednesday, November 1st, 2023




Read the Autumn 2023 edition of the Swiss Church News here!


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Swiss National Day London 23 July- In Richmond

Arts and Culture, General News – Sunday, July 23rd, 2023


We remind you all that Swiss National Day London is today , Sunday 23 July 2023 at the the German School in Richmond.

We wish everyone in the Swiss Community in London and across the United Kingdom a very Happy Swiss National Day UK. For those of you who have been  lucky enough to get hold...

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Upcoming Concert | Mozart Coronation Mass | 12th June, 7:30pm

Arts and Culture, General News – Sunday, June 4th, 2023

Upcoming Concert | Mozart Coronation Mass | 12th June 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Southwark Chamber Choir perfom their first concert since May 2023. Join us for an evening of choral music at The Swiss Church in London, including Mozart’s Coronation Mass.

The concert includes music by Giovanni Pierluigi da...

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Swiss Church News Autumn Edition – Out Now

General News – Friday, September 2nd, 2022









The Autumn 2022 edition of the Swiss Church News is out now.

Click SCN_2022-23_Autumn.Winter to read it in pdf format.



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19 June: Annual General Meeting of The Swiss Church in London:

General News – Sunday, May 29th, 2022

This year’s Annual General Meeting of The Swiss Church in London will take place on Sunday 19 June at The Swiss Church 79 Endell Street. It will start at 12:30pm promptly. All members and friends of The Swiss Church in London are invited to attend.

All members of the Church will have received...

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Swiss Church London- Ukraine Appeal

General News – Friday, April 1st, 2022

The Swiss Church In London has launched an appeal to help refugees fleeing Ukraine.

Find out more and donate online here via The Big Give charity giving website


The Moldavian town of Soroca is situated at the Ukrainian border and has experienced an influx of Ukrainian refugees since the...

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High Holborn Chamber Choir is recruiting- Bass voices sought

General News – Monday, February 14th, 2022

The wonderful High Holborn Chamber  Choir is currently recruiting.

At the moment, they are particularly on the look-out for new basses to join them, although all voices are welcome. Click here to go directly to their website and find out more.

High Holborn Chamber Choir musical director...

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6 February at 11:00- Sunday Service at Swiss Church Endell Street

General News – Friday, February 4th, 2022

Sunday 6 February at 11:00 -Sunday Service at Swiss Church in London- 79 Endell Street
This Sunday we will be back in The Swiss Church, London holding our Sunday Service.
Please note that our Minister Reverend Carla Maurer will unfortunately not able to attend and lead the service. She is...
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Swiss Church Christmas Appeal – Breakfast on Steps- Support the Homeless

General News – Saturday, January 1st, 2022

Our Christmas Appeal launched at 12:00 midday on 30 November


From 30 November to 7 December we received matched funding from The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021 Fund, until our target of £10,000 was reached for the Appeal . 

We are pleased to report that we raised a total £10,650. Thank...

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Swiss Church News Winter Edition – Out Now

General News – Thursday, November 25th, 2021

The Swiss Church News Winter edition is out now.

Read all the latest news from The Swiss Church in London.

Download your copy here.

In this edition we look at what Christmas means to friends and members of The Swiss Church, London and the Swiss Community.

We also feature the latest developments...

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12-17 October: Serpentine Galleries @ Swiss Church

General News – Friday, October 8th, 2021

We are delighted to host the offsite Serpentine Galleries exhibition HEAVENS by Revital Cohen & Tuur van Balen at the Swiss Church. The exhibition is open to the public. Free entrance.

For opening hours and more information click here.

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Swiss Church News Summer Edition -Out Now

General News – Tuesday, September 7th, 2021


The Swiss Church News Summer edition is out now.

So make yourself a coffee or tea, find a comfortable chair, and read all the latest news from The Swiss Church in London.

Download your copy here.

In this edition we look at the work of the Swiss Church inLondon office team members,  both in...

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High Holborn Chamber Choir Recruiting Now

General News – Monday, August 16th, 2021

The wonderful High Holborn Chamber  Choir is currently recruiting.

Some of their members provide the choir for  the morning  service on the first Sunday of each month

High Holborn Chamber Choir musical director Rachel Maby, who trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and Trinity Laban...

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Tea with Alexandre Fasel, Swiss Ambassador- More Tea Vicar Podcast

General News – Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Teatime with the Ambassador-

Carla talks to Alexandre Fasel, Switzerland’s outgoing Ambassador to the UK, on Brexit, fatherhood, his favourite places in the UK and Switzerland, the role of church in society and his new role as Special Representative for Science Diplomacy in Geneva.


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APPLY NOW Camden Artist Residency Sept-Nov 2021

General News – Friday, May 28th, 2021

We are delighted to offer a 3-months residency for a Camden based artist or arts organisation from September to November. Click here for more information.

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Upcoming Goldsmiths exhibition WEEDS, 21-26 June

General News – Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Goldsmiths exhibition 2021, 21-26 June (11am-7pm)

Marguerite Humeau: WEEDS

Opening June 21st, 5-10pm

Curated by Léonore Larrera & Marie de Ganay


The exhibition will present Marguerite Humeau’s new sound piece Weeds,...

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JUNE – Church services and Homeless haircuts to resume!

General News – Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

Sunday services

In-person Sunday services will resume on Sunday, 6 June, 11am. We will meet monthly on every first Sunday of the month. The service on the 3rd Sunday of the month will continue to be provided as an audio service. Click here to listen.

High Holborn Chamber Choir and Peter...

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More Tea Vicar Podcast – Interview with Mary Branson

General News – Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

Listen here to the episode.

Conceptual artist Mary Branson talks about her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer disease, the loss of communication and the grief when her mother passed away during the pandemic. Mary is the co-chair of the Swiss Church Art Committee in charge of the art...

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Online Audio Sunday Service for 21 June

General News – Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Audio communion service, Sunday, 20 June –

Sermon -Theme- Toxic leadership

Listen here to the audio.

Apostle Paul is often described as the founder of Christianity and his passion for the cause of Christ has contributed enormously to further the Gospel across the globe. However, Paul was also...

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New More Tea Vicar Podcast- Building a new church

General News – Saturday, March 27th, 2021

Listen here to the latest episode of The More Tea Vicar podcast.

A nostalgic trip back to St. Gallen for Carla who is talking to Scotty Williams, church planter from Louisiana US. What does it take to start a church community from scratch? What are the challenges and joys of integrating in...

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More Tea Vicar Podcast – Sherlock Holmes and The Swiss Embassy

General News – Saturday, March 13th, 2021

The latest episode of the More Tea Vicar Podcast is out now. Click here to listen.

Travelling and quarantining during the pandemic, the surprising contents of British household freezers, Netflix series and cooking recipes and many more things to talk about with Laurin Reding and Carla Maurer....

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Swiss Church News Magazine Out Now

General News – Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

It’s here for you to read and download.

The latest edition of the Swiss Church News from the Swiss Church in London looks at the many and varied experiences of the Swiss community in London, the UK and further afield.

We also bring you details of the spring Artists in Residency programme at the...

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29 Dec, 11am – Between the Days Zoom Meeting

General News – Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Christmas will look and feel different this year, and some will be spending the festive period on their own for the first time, unable to return home, or celebrating with new people. Some may look forward to this time with a sense of threat, others may be quite relieved about this unexpected...

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Where is Samichlaus? Sunday 6 December

General News – Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Samichlaus is unable to visit us at the Swiss Church London this year.

We very much regret that we are unable to hold our traditional Swiss family Christmas afternoon celebrations this year. This is a big disappointment  for us all. Covid-19 restrictions made it impossible to organise a visit...

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More Tea Vicar Podcast -14 November edition- Healing and Sisterhood

General News – Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

The latest edition of the podcast More Tea, Vicar is out now. In this episode our Minister Carla Maurer talks with her sister Steffi about healing, sisterhood and much more. Listen here 

This episode is entirely, in Swiss German. Normally episodes have an introduction in Swiss German and the...

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The Swiss Church – listed as historically significant church by the University of Berne

General News – Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

The Theology Faculty at the University of Bern maintains a wonderful database of significantly important Swiss churches. There you will find many details of the history, architecture and much more about each individual church.

We are delighted that The Swiss Church in London has been added to...

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Swiss Church News Autumn Edition Out Now

General News – Thursday, October 1st, 2020
The  Swiss Church News Autumn edition is out now!
Click here to read the online edition
The print version will be mailed to subscribers soon. Send us an email if you would like to receive your own printed copy
Read about-
-Our Minister’s letter to...
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Resumption of Sunday Services at Swiss Church in London

General News – Sunday, September 6th, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Sunday Services will resume at The Swiss Church in London, 79 Endell Street on 20 September at 11:00 am.

Please read the letter below for further details.

Dear Members and Friends,

We are delighted to inform you that we will be resuming church services at The...

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Réformés -September Edition out now

General News – Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Réformés September edition, the monthly magazine of the Swiss Reformed Churches in Suisse Romande is out now. Click here to read the pdf edition.

As Réformés magazine says; Réformés est un journal indépendant financé par les Eglises réformées suisses des cantons de Vaud, Neuchâtel,...

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“More Tea Vicar?” -Summer Podcast out now

General News – Friday, July 24th, 2020

The July edition of the monthly podcast ‘More Tea Vicar? ” is out now. Click here to listen.

The battle of Cable Street is an important part of London’s history and Britain’s struggle against fascism but little known outside Britain. Laurin and Carla are taking you the mural in East London...

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More Tea, Vicar – Holiday edition of the podcast out now

General News – Monday, July 13th, 2020

The latest episode of More Tea, Vicar? is out now. Click here to listen.

Queen Victoria, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, William Turner and Lord Byron have one thing in common: they adored Switzerland and spent many holidays there. Starting in Klosters and Davos, places from their...

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Swiss Church News Summer 2020 SpecialEdition – Out Now!

General News – Monday, June 1st, 2020

The summer 2020 edition of the Swiss Church News is out now. Click here to read and download your own copy.

Covid-19 presents special challenges to The Swiss Church in London. With the help of our congregation, members and friends and all the Swiss community we can meet and overcome them. On...

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Swiss Review-June 2020 UK online edition- Available here now

General News – Friday, May 29th, 2020

The Swiss Review– June 2020 UK and Ireland online edition is out now. Click here to read or download your copy.

This edition contains two important articles.

Turn to page 7 to read how The Swiss Church in London to learn more about the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic poses. Discover how...

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More Tea Vicar? – Reverend Carla Maurer and Laurin Reding visit SOAS

General News – Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

Click here    to listen to the latest episode of More Tea Vicar 

Recorded over the phone from home, Laurin Reding takes Reverend Carla Maurer to his university SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies). They talk about the history of the school as a home base for colonial Britain, and...

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Corona virus update – Cancellation of church events

General News – Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Given the present position with the corona virus COVID-19 outbreak, we have now  decided to cancel all internal events, including Sunday Services and the weekly Breakfast on the Steps, until further notice.

Our Minister will provide shortened audio versions of the services for you to listen...

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Swiss Review – UK April 2020 Online edition – Available Now

General News – Monday, March 30th, 2020

The April 2020 edition of the Swiss Review UK and Ireland regional edition is available to read online now. Click here to read or download your copy.

With all the news of the Swiss communities spread across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland it is definitely a must read.

And of course...

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Job vacancy Community worker

General News – Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

We are looking for a person experienced in outreach and community work to run and supervise our weekly ‘Breakfast on the Steps’ on Tuesday mornings from 8-10am.

For more information click here.

Application deadline: 9 March

We hope to hearing from you!

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Swiss Church News Spring 2020 Edition- Out Now!

General News – Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

The Spring 2020 edition of The Swiss Church News is out now. You can download the online edition here.


Read all your favourite regular articles and features- such as What happened to …. ? , The Venue Column, All about our Arts Events, our community events, and Carla’s Letter...

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Coffee With Carla – “Auf einen Kaffee mit… “. YouTube interview

General News – Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Bernd Becker, columnist of recently interviewed our Minister Reverend Carla Maurer about her work here at the Swiss Church in London.

Watch the video to gain a fascinating insight into the very varied work of the Minister at a unique church that combines traditional Church...

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Swiss Church London – Rough Sleeper Winter Shoe Fund Appeal

General News – Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Our winter appeal.

In winter the need for the homeless to have sturdy shoes is vital. Help us to provide shoes for the homeless by donating online via the secure link- click here

Thanks to your donations to last year’s appeal we were able to buy and distribute 36 pairs of good quality shoes...

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Swiss Church News Winter Edition Out Now- Online and in Print Version

General News – Saturday, November 16th, 2019

The Winter edition of the Swiss Church News is out now.

It’s full of all the latest news. On page 3 we review the recent arts events held at the Church, including Andy Palfreyman’s second photographic exhibition that was a great success attracting widespread TV and press coverage. We also...

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The Gallery at Swiss Church, London – A space for Arts and Drama

General News – Thursday, October 10th, 2019

When Swiss architects Christ & Gantenbein completed the renovation and transformation of The Swiss Church, London in 2009 it enabled the new space created to be able to be used for a huge variety of Arts and Cultural events, and for commercial hire.
The Digital Arts theatre group have...

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Breakfast on the Steps – Tuesday Mornings – Volunteers Needed

General News – Sunday, September 29th, 2019

The Swiss Church needs more volunteers to help with our Tuesday Breakfast on the Steps outreach programme.  Could you help?

Each Tuesday our Community Worker Josh Kelly and a small team of dedicated volunteers provide breakfast to the homeless and vulnerable in Covent Garden.  We need more...

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Swiss Review UK edition Autumn issue out now

General News – Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

The Swiss Church in London has always been part of the wider Swiss Community in the UK since our very first days. Thorough the Swiss Review UK edition we are proud to let the whole Swiss community know about the wide range of events that take place at the Swiss Church in Endell Street, Garden,...

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Swiss Church News Autumn 2019 Edition – Online Edition Out Now

General News – Sunday, September 1st, 2019

The Swiss Church News Autumn 2019 edition is available to download now. Click here.

It contains all your regular favourite articles: Revd. Carla Maurer’s Letter to Readers, News from the Venue; News  from the Breakfast the Steps, our  homeless outreach programme; Arts News- including the Summer...

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Hamed Maiye to be Artist in Residency from August to October 2019

General News – Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

The Art Committee of The Swiss Church, London are delighted to announce that they have chosen Hamed Maiye to be the artist in residence at the Swiss Church from August to October 2019.

Hamed Maiye is a multidisciplinary artist and curator based in London that uses portraiture as a means of...

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Swiss Review – May 2019 edition. Out now. The magazine for Swiss abroad.

General News – Monday, May 27th, 2019

The Swiss Review –the magazine for Swiss abroad – May edition for UK and Ireland is out now.

Click here to read and download your copy.

It’s a great way to keep in touch with everything that is happening in the Swiss community in the UK in so many different fields- business, arts, culture,...

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Réformés Magazine Juin 2019- Equality

General News – Monday, May 27th, 2019

The Swiss Reformed Churches engage in lively informed debates about many issues in today’s society.
Réformés is the monthly magazine of the Swiss Protestant Churches inSwitzerland’s French-speaking Cantons.

 This month’s issues looks at questions of equality, from many different...

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Swiss Church News -Summer 2019 edition out now!

General News – Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

The Summer 2019 May edition of the Swiss Church News is available online. Click here to read, or download your copy today.

In our Summer edition we introduce some new faces- Emily-Rose Simons our new Lettings and Office Administrator introduces herself in her first Letter from the Venue. Kirsty...

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New Zealand Terrorist Attack- Camden Faith Leaders Forum Statement

General News – Thursday, March 21st, 2019

The Swiss Church, London is a member of the Camden Faith Leaders Forum. The Forum brings together Churches, Synagogues, and Mosques across the London Borough of Camden. The Forum has issued the following joint declaration following the New Zealand terrorist attacks

March 2019.  Statement from...

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Swiss Review UK and Ireland -March edition out now

General News – Thursday, March 21st, 2019

The March copy of The Swiss Review – UK Edition is out now. Click here to read

Read all about our old friends the Unione Ticinese celebrating their 145th anniversary. They are the oldest surviving Swiss community group, and represent the Swiss Italian community in London. We thank our friends...

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Sunday Service- 17 March- Family Service- Great Bible Stories Series

General News – Thursday, March 14th, 2019

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 or Jesus walking on water. Novelists and artists refer to these stories in...

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Out now! The Swiss Church News spring edition

General News – Monday, March 11th, 2019

Read the latest edition of the Swiss Church News here.

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James William Petavel -Genealogy Research Enquiry

General News – Monday, February 11th, 2019




We have received the following request from Professor Ray Bromley from the State University of New York at Albany, USA.

If you are able to help, please contact Professor Bromley direct (details below) or contact Colin McIntyre at the Swiss Church –...

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Vacancy Office and Letting Administrator

General News – Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

We are looking for someone with experience in letting and office administration to be in charge of managing general church administrative tasks, and handling venue lettings and premises maintenance for the church.

Application deadline: Friday 15 February

Find the Job Advert and the Job...

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Wednesday, 13 February, 11:30am: British Museum Exhibition – I am Ashurbanipal

General News – Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Join us for the current exhibition at the British Museum exploring the Assyrian empire and its powerful emperor Ashurbanipal. The history of the Assyrians is closely linked to the history of the kingdom of Israel that is at the centre of the Old Testament. By learning more about the Assyrians...

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Saturday, 2 February, 5pm: Organ recital Anthony Hammond

General News – Monday, January 21st, 2019

Dr. Anthony Hammond is a critically acclaimed English concert organist, composer and musicologist. His principal organ studies were with Roger Fisher and David Briggs in England, and with Dr. Naji Hakim in Paris. As a performing and recording artist in Europe and the USA he is known...

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Zwingli Year 2019- 500 year anniversary of Swiss Reformation

General News – Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

On 1st January 1519 Ulrich Zwingli started preaching on the New Testament verse by verse from his pulpit in the Grossmünster in Zurich, thereby launching the Reformation in German speaking Switzerland.

Zwingli is a much misunderstood character. During 2019 many events will be organised...

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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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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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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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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.

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26 January: Buchpräsentation mit Schweizer Autorin Simone Müller

General News – Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Die Schweizer Kirche in London, die Swiss Benevolent Society und der Schweizer Botschafter, Alexandre Fasel, laden ein:

Buchpräsentation mit Autorin Simone Müller “Alljährlich im Frühjahr schwärmen unsere jungen Mädchen nach England”

Wann: Freitag, 26. Januar, 13-15 Uhr

Wo: Schweizer...

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Coming up in 2018!

General News – Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

There are a number of exciting projects coming up in 2018, and you are invited! Click on the link below to find out more.

24-26 April: Community trip to Exeter

Discover the capital of Devon and meet old and new friends! You are invited to join the cultural programme, and there will also be...

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Boxing Day: Breakfast on the Steps

General News – Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

You are all invited for breakfast on Boxing Day at 9am, prepared by Josh and David!

There will be no Breakfast on the Steps on 2 January. The first breakfast in the New Year will be on 9 January. We wish you all a merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you soon!


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17 December, 5pm: Christmas Carol Service – SOLD OUT!

General News – Monday, December 11th, 2017

We are sorry to inform you that the Carol service has sold out. Eventbrite ticket holder will have priority access. However, there might be some no-shows if you want to try your luck! 

Dieci Voices will once again delight us with their presence at the Christmas Carol Service! Expect...

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11 December: Sit in Silence is cancelled!

General News – Tuesday, November 28th, 2017



The weeks before Christmas are a hectic time and many of us long for a moment of peace and quiet away from all the hustle and bustle.

We invite you to escape the busy streets of...

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Check out our various Christmas events!

General News – Friday, November 24th, 2017

Christmas is just around the corner and we are getting ready to celebrate this special time of the year with you. Whether you are looking for some peace and quiet in this hectic time or an afternoon of Swiss traditions with your children, or if you are a lover of traditional Christmas carols,...

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10 December, 2-6pm: A Christmas afternoon for families

General News – Thursday, November 23rd, 2017


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 lantern)

4pm: Samichlaus (Father...

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26 November, 5pm: Commemorative service

General News – Monday, November 20th, 2017


In this service, we will light candles for those who have passed away in the past year and beyond. The service will be accompanied by a vocal soloist and organist Peter Yardley-Jones and led by Reverend Carla Maurer, followed by refreshments.

The names of those you would like to remember can be...

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24 November, 9-12pm: Voice Images, curated by Kirsty White

General News – Friday, November 17th, 2017

VOICE IMAGES is a new choral composition that responds to the unique architecture and acoustics of the Swiss Church in London. Devised for an ensemble of six singers, it incorporates three distinct compositions or voice-images’; sonic representations of delirium. During the performance...

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Swiss Church News winter edition – now available!

General News – Monday, October 23rd, 2017

The latest edition of the Swiss Church News is out! You can download it here. Find all upcoming events on the events sheet.



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10-16 November: HomeLos in Zurich

General News – Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

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In December 2015, former rough sleeper Andy Palfreyman hold his first photography exhibition Cardboard&Caviar at the Swiss Church showing the doorways and places where he slept. Read more

We decided to bring Andy’s exhibition to Zurich. From 10-16 November 2017 the Offene Kirche St....

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17 November, 6pm: Architecture Invisible Screening

General News – Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Please join us for a screening of artists’ video curated by Annelore Schneider (collectif_fact) and Katie Goodwin. Each video explores a specific location, often an overlooked cultural or social site, to find the sense of a place. The architecture becomes a living reality evolving far from...

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Saturday, 28 October, 6pm: Youth Choir from Zurich-Enge

General News – Saturday, October 14th, 2017


We are delighted to welcome the youth choir from Zurich-Enge to the Swiss Church, led by Ulrich and Barbara Meldau. A group of young people from Zurich will travel to the UK to perform a series of concerts.

They will present a varied programme with works by Burkhard, Archer, Delibes, Film Music...

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Wednesday, 11 October, 10am: Coffee morning for young families

General News – Monday, October 9th, 2017



Parents and their children are invited to an informal get together with coffee and tea and toys from 10am. The confirmation class from the parish church of Sempach in Switzerland together with the Swiss Church Mother’s Group will meanwhile prepare a short prayer meeting and cook lunch for...

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28/29 September: Exhibition Biblioclasm by Edwin Pickstone

General News – Monday, September 18th, 2017

Biblioclasm is a large-scale site-specifc print installation by Glasgow-based typographer Edwin Pickstone. Immersing the main hall of the Swiss Church in thousands of prints, it highlights the contribution that print has, and has had, on movements of social, theological, and political...

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1 October, 11am: Sunday service with guest preacher Rev Catherine McMillan

General News – Monday, September 18th, 2017


Rev Catherine McMillan is the Minister of the Reformed Church in Duebendorf, Switzerland. Rev McMillan is one of the Ambassadors of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches for the reformation year. She is also known from Swiss television where she she regularly speaks the ‘Wort am...

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Friday, 6 October, 7pm: Annual Mosimann’s Fundraising Dinner

General News – Monday, September 18th, 2017


Enjoy a meal by one of the greatest chefs… and support the Swiss Church!
Globally renowned food business Mosimann’s, founded by Swiss chef Anton Mosimann, will host a fundraising dinner at the Swiss Church London on 6 October 2017, 7pm.

You will be served a three-course meal and a welcome...

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Saturday, 9 September, 5pm: Organ recital Lukas Hasler

General News – Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Lukas Hasler, born in 1996, studies organ at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria. Additionally, he studies cultural management at the University of Hamburg. The 20-year-old organist, harpsichordist, composer and choir conductor has attended master classes with Ton...

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Wednesday, 13 September, 11:30am: Lunch for young families

General News – Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

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Liebe Schweizer Eltern und Freunde

Dear Swiss parents and friends

Seit vielen Jahren trifft sich die Müttergruppe einmal im Monat zum Zusammensein in der Schweizer Kirche in Covent Garden. Mittlerweile sind die meisten von uns Grossmütter und sogar Urgrossmütter.

Wir würden gerne etwas...

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20 August, 10 Uhr: Pfrn Carla Maurer predigt im Fraumünster, Zürich

General News – Monday, August 14th, 2017

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Am 20. August um 11 Uhr ist Pfarrerin Carla Maurer zu Gast im Fraumünster und wird zusammen mit Pfarrer Niklaus Peter den Gottesdienst gestalten. Alle sind herzlich eingeladen!

Anschliessend findet ein Kirchenkaffee statt mit einem kurzen Bericht über die Schweizer Kirchgemeinde in...

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Swiss Church News autumn edition

General News – Thursday, July 20th, 2017


The latest edition of the Swiss Church News is out!

The focus of this issue is loneliness, a topic that affects us all at some stage in our life. Read interviews and articles from people who are affected by loneliness. You will also find words farewell from our departing President Johannes...

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1 August, 4-9pm: Celebrate Swiss National Day!

General News – Monday, July 17th, 2017

Swiss National Day Baked Goods

Celebrate Swiss National Day at the Swiss Church!

Swiss Food, family activities and singing of the National Anthem.

4-6pm: Cake, tea and family fun

6-9pm: Traditional Swiss food and drinks, catered by Mosimann’s

Click here to donwload the flyer and share it with your friends: Swiss National...

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New organ recital programme 2017/18!

General News – Monday, June 26th, 2017


Director of Music Peter Yardley-Jones has once again put together an exciting international programme of organ recitals that will showcase our amazing Swiss-built Späth organ. We will host recitals from organists from around the world as well as domestic musicians.

All recitals are free, with...

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17 July, 7-9pm: Evening course “I (don’t) believe in God, but…”

General News – Wednesday, May 17th, 2017


On the third evening of the five part course we will discover the struggles of the Israelites during the Babylonian Exile and read some of the heartbreaking and poetic Psalms of the people far away from their home.

Renate Rothwell awill open the evening with a mindfulness meditation, followed...

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Saturday, 1 July, 5pm: Organ Recital Daniel Glaus (Berner Münster)

General News – Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Daniel Glaus, Oragnist im Berner Muenster. Auf dem Bild mit der kleinen Orgen im Muenster © Valérie Chételat

Daniel Glaus is an internationally acclaimed church musician and has composed numerous works.

Since 2007 he is the Director of Music and organist at the Minster in Berne. He teaches at the University of Arts in Zurich and in Berne.

Daniel is currently in London with a Landis&Gyr scholarship...

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Saturday, 3 June, 5pm: Organ recital with Andrew Forbes

General News – Tuesday, May 16th, 2017


Andrew Forbes is a young British organist, harpsichordist and conductor. Andrew performs throughout Europe as a soloist and accompanist, for services, recitals and concerts.

Andrew is the Director of Music at Glasgow Cathedral, and winner of the 2014 Northern Ireland International Organ...

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7 May, 3pm: Bach Cantata at the Dutch Church

General News – Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

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As part of the ‘Still Reforming – Reformation on London’s Doorsteps’ programme, the Dutch Church invites us to a musical afternoon on 7 May at 3pm.

“A Cantata by J.S. Bach on period instruments”

Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the greatest composers of the Reformation period. A cantata by him...

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4 May, 8pm: Film ‘Langholm Stories’

General News – Wednesday, April 19th, 2017



Langholm Stories by Jamie Telford. A film about people and places.

An affectionate portrait of a tight knit community. A local’s view of the Scottish Border ‘Muckle Toon’ of Langholm and its people, who are bound together by the main event of the year, the Common Riding.

Entrance £5. Cash...

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22 April, 5pm: Organ recital with Thomas Ospital

General News – Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

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Born in 1990, Thomas Ospital began his musical studies at the Conservatoire Maurice Ravel in Bayonne, France. From 2008 until 2015, he was a student at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris. The conservatoire awarded him first-place prices in organ, improvisation, harmony,...

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16 April, 11am: Easter service with group from Rapperswil-Jona

General News – Monday, April 10th, 2017


Celebrate with us the joy of Easter when we commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. There will be communion.

Rev Cyril Schmitt-Martinez and Celina Braendle from the Reformed Church in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, together with a group of young people will participate in the service. They...

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Things to do in WC2

General News – Sunday, April 2nd, 2017


Welcome to buzzing WC2!

We are working closely with charities and churches in the Holborn and Covent Garden area to contribute to a lively community and bring people together. Whether you would like to try chair yoga or attend Royal Opera House lunchtime recitals, help gardening or shake your...

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9 April, 11am: Deutschsprachiger Gottesdienst mit Konfirmationsklasse

General News – Friday, March 31st, 2017


Wir feiern einen deutschsprachigen Gottesdienst am Palmsonntag, zusammen mit der Konfirmationsklasse der Friedenskirche in Bern und Pfarrer Christian Walti. Die Konfirmanden und Konfirmandinnen werden den Gottesdienst grösstenteils selber gestalten und einige werden auch getauft. Alle sind...