Sermon for Sunday 17th September

Readings: Exodus 14:19-31; Psalm 114; Romans 14:1-12; Matt 18:21-35 “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” (1) Powerful words from Martin Luther King Jnr.  Forgiveness and love.  To have one is to possess the other quality.  ToContinue reading “Sermon for Sunday 17th September”

Generations Together – Saturday 23rd September, 10am-4pm

Welcome to a workshop about living, growing and worshipping together as a church of many generations Revd Mary Hawes (former Children and Youth Adviser for the Church of England) is returning to help us consider the opportunities (and challenges!) of getting to know each other, to share our stories and to grow in faith together.Continue reading “Generations Together – Saturday 23rd September, 10am-4pm”

Sermon for Sunday, 3rd September 2023

Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 115; Romans 12:9-21; Matt 16:21-28 Not to us, O lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness. A quiet but helpful member of the form.  That was how my teachers generally described me in my school reports.  As a teacherContinue reading “Sermon for Sunday, 3rd September 2023”

Sermon for Sunday 20th August 2023

Readings: Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133; Romans 11:1-2a,29-32; Matthew 15:21-28 “For the love of God is broader than the scope of human mind, and the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind.”(1) Human beings are very good at building walls. We have built them around our cities, around our countries – just look at Hadrian’sContinue reading “Sermon for Sunday 20th August 2023”

Swiss school system information event: Thursday 31st August at 18:30

Do you have school-age children, or perhaps your friends or colleagues do? Do you have questions about the educational system or other services connected with it? Telephone advice in English on Zurich’s compulsory education system. Do you have any questions or need advice about the school system, lessons, the curriculum, school reports, special educational needs,Continue reading “Swiss school system information event: Thursday 31st August at 18:30”

Vacancy for a full-time Chaplain

We have now finalised the details in respect of the vacancy for our new Chaplain and it has been advertised in the 16th June edition of the Church Times:–in-Europe-jn11370 It will also soon be posted on the Diocesan website: The closing date for applications is the 31st July.  The short-listing will be completed during AugustContinue reading “Vacancy for a full-time Chaplain”

Sermon for Music Sunday 11th June 2023

“No storm can shake my inmost calmwhile to that Rock I’m clinging.Since Love is lord of heav’n and earth,how can I keep from singing?” (1) How can I keep from singing?  I am sure we all have memories of those songs our parents, or we ourselves, sang to us, to our children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces,Continue reading “Sermon for Music Sunday 11th June 2023”

Sermon for Mothering Sunday 19th March 2023

Exodus 2:1-10; Psalm 34:11-20; Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 2:33-35 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. We Anglican women are lucky here in Switzerland.  We get two chances to be remembered by ourContinue reading “Sermon for Mothering Sunday 19th March 2023”

Prayers for Peace/Friedensgebet, Friday 13th January at the Grossmünster

This time of year is one when we take a breath and look at ourselves, our lives, our world. And especially so this year, as we approach the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine and what that means for the world, as well as all the other conflicts across the world which threaten peace. ThereforeContinue reading “Prayers for Peace/Friedensgebet, Friday 13th January at the Grossmünster”

A Message from our Safeguarding Officer

Our Chaplaincy Safeguarding Officer, Carolyn Guler, gave a talk at our 10.30 service yesterday and we are reproducing it here, along with the links to the on-line training that Carolyn spoke about. Safeguarding Sunday Whoever dreamed up the term “safeguarding” has a lot to answer for, as unfortunately it’s often regarded as something negative. InContinue reading “A Message from our Safeguarding Officer”