Covid-19 Update: From the beginning of September 2021, Sunday Services will be held in the Swiss Church in London on the first Sunday of each month. On the third Sunday of each month pre-recorded audio church services only will be available. Please click here to listen to our audio church services. For further information contact Reverend Carla Maurer.
Normally ,The Swiss Church in London holds two morning services per month, one on the first and one on the third Sunday of the month. Services begin at 11am and are followed by a lunch.
The services are held in the Swiss Church, 79 Endell Street, London WC2H 9DY.
Sermons are preached in English. We provide printed copies of the sermons, and large-print versions too for those who would like them.
Our Minister, Reverend Carla Maurer makes use of the Lectionary (list of bible readings) of the Evangelisch-reformierte Kirche Schweiz to choose the Sunday bible readings and the theme for her sermon. Details of the next two Sunday Services including the chosen bible reading and sermon theme are posted on our homepage, and are regularly updated.
Prayers, hymns and other parts of the liturgy may be in French and German. Occasionally we hold additional services in German. These are normally held when we have visits from parishes in German-speaking Switzerland. Please consult the calendar for more details.
The service on the first Sunday of the month normally includes communion. Everyone is invited to receive communion.
We welcome people of all denominations, faith groups or none, firm believers as well as the critical minded and spiritual seekers.
Music is an integral part of our services and is used to enhance and uplift the spiritual themes of the services. We sing a range of music-including traditional and some modern hymns. All hymns are printed in our Order of Service Booklet. German hymns are normally taken from the Gesangbuch Der Evangelisch-reformierten Kirchen der deutschsprachigen Schweiz. French hymns are taken from Psaumes et Cantiques- hymn book of the Protestant Church in Canton Lausanne
Music is mainly lead on the church’s Swiss-built Späth organ played by our Director of Music, Peter Yardley-Jones. Sometimes we will use our Steinway piano.
We occasionally are normally accompanied by the High Holborn Chamber Choir at the service on the first Sunday of the month. Occasionally we are accompanied by a professional solo singer.
Full details about all our services are on the services agenda below or phone
the Church office on 020 7836 1418.
The Choir at The Swiss Church, London
On the first Sunday of each month members of the High Holborn Chamber Choir join us to form the choir for the Sunday morning service at The Swiss Church, London.
High Holborn Chamber Choir rehearses at the Swiss Church on Thursday evenings and regularly gives concerts there as well as at other venues in London and beyond.
The choir performs a wide range of music from early church music and madrigals to contemporary jazz, both a cappella and accompanied. The musical director is Rachel Maby, who trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
August 2021 – The High Holborn Chamber Choir is Recruiting now.
Rachel Maby, Director of Music High Holborn Chamber Choir writes
“We are currently seeking new altos, tenors and basses. You need to have some previous choral singing experience and be confident enough to sing in a small ensemble. Anyone interested in joining is very welcome to attend a ‘taster’ rehearsal before auditioning; the next ones are on 16th and 23rd Sept . Auditions are short and you don’t need to prepare anything in advance. If you’d like to find out more about joining, please email “: firstname.lastname@example.org
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More detail on upcoming sermons are published on the events calendar.
Talking is the first step to healing and often a very relieving experience. To have someone who listens to you and takes your worries seriously is important to your well-being.
Reverend Carla Maurer is available for confidential talks to offer advice and counselling. The Minister is bound by professional secrecy and will treat all information received in this context as confidential.
Talks can take place either at the Church or in another location.
Feel free to let the Minister know if you would like to be visited, or if you would like to meet up for a cup of tea or a pint.