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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Sunday 17 November 11:00 am – Annual Commemoration Service

Events – Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Our annual Commemoration Service will be held at 11:00 am on 17 November 2019.

At the service we will remember those who passed away recently and the people who we miss in our lives. We will light candles in their memory.

The service will be in English, French and German.

You can give the names...

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St George’s School, Windsor Castle: Christmas Concert

Events – Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

We are delighted to welcome St George’s School, Windsor Castle back to The Swiss Church this year on 2 December at 7pm, accompanied by our organist, Peter Yardley-Jones.

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20 October 2019 – Sunday Service with Baptism

Events – Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Our next Sunday Service is on Sunday 20 October at 11:00 am. There be a baptism.

The service will be led by our Minister Revd Carla Maurer who will continue her sermon series looking at symbols in the Bible.

Our Director of Music Peter Yardley-Jones will play our splendid Späth organ.

The...

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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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6 October at 11:00am- Sunday Service with Communion And Baptism

Events – Friday, September 27th, 2019

Our next Sunday Service is on Sunday 6 October at 11:00 am. It will include Communion and there will be a baptism too.

The service will be led by our Minister Revd Carla Maurer who will take the symbol of the tree as the theme for her sermon…

Die Weisheit ist ein Baum des Lebens denen, die sie...

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“Looking Down” Photography Exhibition by Andy Palfreyman – 3rd to 8th October

Events – Thursday, September 26th, 2019

“Looking Down” -an exploration of homeless through photography opens at The Swiss Church, London at 6pm on 3 October and runs until 8th October. All proceeds and donations from the exhibition will be used to fund the outreach work of the Swiss Church, London with the homeless and vulnerable.

In...

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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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Reading Phoenix Chamber Choir Concert 21 September 7:30pm

Events – Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

The Swiss Church, London is delighted to welcome The Phoenix Choir, Reading once again to perform at the Church on Saturday 21 September at 7:30pm.

The Choir will perform a concert of mainly a cappella choral music from 16th century to the present day, both sacred and secular, including music...

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Sunday 15 September Service -11:00- Buß- und Bettag , Jeûne Fédéral

Events – Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Our next service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday 15 September  will be the annual Buß- und Bettag Service, the Jeûne Fédéral Service, following our Swiss Reformed roots. Please come along, whether you wish to experience a taste of home, or are just curious to learn more.  The Swiss Church in...

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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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27 to 30 August- City Pilgrimage London with Zurich Pilgrimage Centre

Events – Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Perhaps you  associate pilgrimage  with rural areas rather  than with the big city. Yet to discover a city from a pilgrim’s perspective has its very own charm.

We invite you to put on your hiking shoes and to join us on this spiritual journey, in collaboration with Reverend Michael...

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Sunday 1 September 11:00am -Sunday Service with Communion

Events – Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Come and join us on Sunday 1 September at 11:00 am for our Sunday Service with Communion. It will be led by our Minister Reverend Carla Maurer. Her Sermon will be the first of a series that examine symbols in the Bible, and will take the symbol of bread as her starting point.
The sermon is part...

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Fraumünster, Zurich- Sunday 25 August 10:00am – Sunday Service with baptism

Events – Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Our Minister Revd. Carla Maurer has been invited once again to preach the sermon at Zurich’s historic Fraumünster Church in Zurich on Sunday 25 August at 10:00 a.m.  The service will include a baptism. The organ will be played by Jörg Ulrich Busch.

Carla’s sermon (in German) will be posted...

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Friday 26 July Old Tales Rediscovered- Homage to Gottfried Keller

Events – Monday, July 22nd, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 26 July 2019 at 6.30pm at the Swiss Church, London

The prize winning Song Duo of Swiss soprano Franziska Andrea Heinzen and British-Polish pianist Benjamin Malcolm Mead have given successful recitals in Switzerland ,at the Rhonefestival and Schubertiade de Sion; in Spain at...

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Swiss National Day 1 August 2019 at Swiss Church London

Events – Monday, July 22nd, 2019

The Swiss Church in London is very proud to be hosting Swiss National Day celebrations once again. The afternoon and evening’s events are being organised this year by FOSSUK (Federation of Swiss Societies in the UK). We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the Swiss Embassy in London, the...

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Sunday Service -21 July at 11:00 am- Sermon: Jesus curses the Fig Tree

Events – Friday, July 19th, 2019

 

Come and join us on Sunday 21 July at 11:00 am for our Sunday Service. It will be led  by our Minister Reverend Carla Maurer.  Her Sermon will take the story of Jesus cursing the fig tree as her starting point.

This will be our final service before the summer break. There will be no...

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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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Saturday 20 July – Urban Wellness Retreat

Events – Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

We are excited to be hosting an Urban Wellness Retreat by Zola Eve, a sustainable and ethical activewear brand.

Zola Eve write:

Start your weekend with an invigorating half day wellness retreat to nourish your mind, body and soul, brought to you by Zola Eve, a sustainable and ethical activewear...

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Monday 8 July 7pm – The Monaco Boys’ Choir Concert

Events – Monday, July 8th, 2019

The Swiss Church London is delighted to welcome The Monaco Boys’ Choir (Les Petits Chanteurs de Monaco) for an evening concert on Monday 8  July at 7pm as part of their UK tour.

They are one of Europe’s  renowned Boys’ Choir with an illustrious history and the Swiss Church London is honoured...

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6 July 7pm. Ruby Nightingale Concert. Opera Arias

Events – Monday, July 1st, 2019

 

Please join Australian soprano Ruby Nightingale, accompanied by Lewis Kingsley Peart, for an evening of vocal performance in Covent Garden’s otherworldly and resonant space of The Swiss Church in London.

The programme will include a selection of German lieder, French melodies, and 20th/21st...

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7th July at 11:00am- Sunday Service with Communion- Sermon -Ruth & Naomi

Events – Monday, July 1st, 2019

 

Come and join us on Sunday 7 July at 11:00 am for our Sunday Service with Communion. It will be led our Minister,  Reverend Carla Maurer. Her Sermon will take the story of  Ruth, Naomi and Boaz from the Old Testament book of Ruth as her starting point.

Click here to read the Bible story...

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1 July at 8pm – City Academy Encore Choir. Summer Showcase Concert

Events – Thursday, June 27th, 2019

The Swiss Church in London is delighted to host the City Academy Encore Choir Summer Showcase Concert.

Doors open at 7:30 pm and the concert begins at 8pm.

Join them as they take us on  a journey through their greatest hits and favourite songs from both stage and screen. Featuring songs from...

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Blue – A Music and Photography Performance- 24 June

Events – Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Monday 24 June at Swiss Church in London. Doors open 7.00pm . Performance begins 7.30pm

“Blue is the typical heavenly colour. The ultimate feeling it creates is one of rest. When it sinks to almost black, it echos grief that is hardly human.”
Wassily Kandinsky

BLUE is a sensorial...

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Sunday Service 16 June 2019 at 11:00am -Zacchaeus the tax collector

Events – Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Come and join us on Sunday 16 June at 11:00 am for our Sunday Service. It will be led  by our Minister Reverend Carla Maurer.  Her Sermon will take the story of Zacchaeus the tax collector, and his desire to meet Jesus, as her starting point.

Click here to read the Bible story from Luke 19...

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Swiss Church London Annual General Meeting -Sunday 16 June 2019

Events – Friday, May 31st, 2019

The Annual General Meeting of The Swiss Church in London will take place on Sunday 16 June 2019  at the Church at 12.15pm. The AGM will follow the Church Service.

All Members and Friends of the Church are invited to attend.

Refreshments will be served after the service.

The agenda, together...

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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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2 June 11:00 am Sunday Service with Communion- Moses in the Bulrushes

Events – Friday, May 24th, 2019

Come and join us on Sunday 2 June at 11:00 am for our Sunday Service with Communion. It will be led guest preacher Reverend Dr. Stephan Degen Ballmer from the Evangelische Reformierte Kirche in Kilchberg, Switzerland. His Sermon will take the story of Moses in the Bulrushes (also known as Moses...

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Concert 7:30pm Tuesday 28 May – St John’s Smith Square

Events – Friday, May 24th, 2019

 The Swiss Church in London is delighted to draw your attention to the following concert by talented British-Swiss artists Frederic Bager and Olivia Doutney.

Yearning for Freedom by The Swiss Philharmonic Academy
Frederic Bager- Piano; Olivia Doutney Soprano ; Martin...

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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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Sunday Service 19 May 11:00am. Sermon-The Story of Tamar

Events – Friday, May 10th, 2019


Come and join us on Sunday 19 May at 11:00 am for our Sunday Service, to hear the latest in a series of sermons on famous stories -” The Greatest Hits from the Bible”. This week’s story is of Tamar, from the Book of Genesis, the Old Testament. Click here to read the Bible story in English,...

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Alberto Giurioli Solo Piano Concert Sunday 12 May 7:30pm

Events – Monday, May 6th, 2019

Alberto Giurioli’s music is inspired by the music of Ludovico Einaudi, film music composer Hans Zimmer and many other musicians and different genres.

Tickets for this event must be booked via the following Eventbrite link only. Click here


 His compositions have been streamed over 3...

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Gondwana Children’s Choir- 16 May 7:00pm – 30th Anniversary Concert

Events – Sunday, May 5th, 2019

The Godwana Choir, Australia are super excited to be holding a birthday party concert at the Swiss Church in London to celebrate 30 years of the Sydney children’s Choir and Gondwana Choirs.

They write:

“We hope to bring together our many alumni choristers and friends living in the UK and...

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5 May 11:00 Sunday Service with Communion – The Good Samaritan

Events – Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Come and join us on Sunday 5 May at 11:00 am for our Sunday Service with Communion, to hear the latest in a series of sermons on famous stories -” The Greatest Hits from the Bible”. This week’s story is of the Good Samaritan, from the New Testament.

The Bible is full of great stories which are...

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Easter Sunday Service – 11:00am – 21 April 2019

Events – Thursday, April 18th, 2019

The Swiss Church in London welcomes you to our Easter Sunday Service with Communion, held in Church at 79 Endell St at 11:00 am. Everyone is welcome to join in Communion whatever their faith tradition might be. We worship in the Reformed tradition and have an ecumenical outlook.

Our hymns and...

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Sunday 7 April – Sunday Service with Communion -David and Goliath

Events – Monday, March 25th, 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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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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United Strings of Europe- 24 March, 8pm . London Debut & Swiss Premiere

Events – Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

 

For all music lovers. Not to be missed. Make a space in your diary now.

24 March 2019 at 8 PM
The Swiss Church, London
79 Endell St, London WC2H 9DY

Tickets £15 (£12 concessions) available at https://orientandoccident.eventbrite.com

The performance is supported by Arts Council England and...

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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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Goldsmiths Exhibition at Swiss Church 2019- 5th March- Opening Night

Events – Friday, February 15th, 2019

The opening night of the Annual Goldsmiths’ Exhibition at The Swiss Church London takes place on 5th March.

The Table was developed by Mariana Lemos in collaboration with artists Laura Mallows, Hannah Wilson, Rosa Johan Uddoh, Emily Perry and Munesu Mukombe

“The table carries a variety of...

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Swiss Benevolent Society Seminar – 12th March- Grief, Care, Coping with Loss

Events – Friday, February 15th, 2019

A Swiss Benevolent Society Seminar at Swiss Embassy, Montagu Place, London W1

Tuesday 12th March 2019 -6.30pm

The Swiss Benevolent Society together in partnership with Cruse Bereavement Care are holding a new seminar in their Living Well series, on the subject of Bereavement, Grief, Care &...

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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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Sunday Service, 3 February 11:00 am – Bible: The Greatest Hits

Events – Monday, January 7th, 2019

The Sermon of the Mount (Matthew 5)

Sermon Series 2019- Bible Stories: The Greatest Hits 

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...

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6th January Sunday Service- Bible Stories Greatest Hits.

Events – Wednesday, January 2nd, 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 in seven days or Jesus walking on water! Novelists and artists refer to these...

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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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December 16th -Annual Carol Concert

Events – 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

Events – 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

Events – Monday, November 26th, 2018

Description

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

Events – 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

Events – 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

Events – 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

Events – 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

Drinks...

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Parish Day Trip to Ely 1st November 2018

Events – 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

Events – 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

Events – 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.

Events – 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

Events – 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 https://swisschurchlondon.org.uk/content/uploads/2018/03/SCN_2018_Autumn_body.pdf 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.

PAST RESIDENCY 2018


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

Events – 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.

But...

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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-

Events – 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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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

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SIT IN SILENCE ON 11 DECEMBER IS CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS. WE APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

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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

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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

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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 lunchti