Seasonal Mission

ICS Seasonal Chaplains will minister in Switzerland, Italy and Greece this summer. The list of chaplains is here.

Since 1844, ICS has sent out volunteer seasonal chaplains to reach out to tourists in Italy, Spain and Switzerland. It is an exciting ministry because while on holiday people have time to relax, think about their lives, their values, aims and priorities. If you are interested in offering to serve as a seasonal chaplain click here.

The seasonal chaplains need your prayers as they minister in resort, offer pastoral support to those in need and invite people to church services—several thousand attend annually.

Summer and Winter Seasonal Mission
ICS owns two churches in Switzerland: St. Peter’s, Zermatt and St. Bernard’s, Wengen where seasonal mission takes place during the winter and summer. These churches are open for Christmas services.


Summer in Switzerland
Interlaken: Sunday morning services are held at the Schlosskapelle located in the cloister area adjacent to the main Swiss Reformed Church on the edge of Central Park next to the Catholic church. Services start at 10.30 and take place from June-August.

Grindelwald: Sunday evening services at the Catholic Church at 18.30 from 27 May-26 August. Led by the Interlaken Chaplain.

Mürren: Wednesday Worship at the Swiss Reformed Church at 18:00 from 20 June-26 September (NOT 25 July or 1 August). Led by the Chaplain of St. Bernard’s English Church, Wengen.

Summer in Italy
Union Lido Vacanze, Cavallino, Venice comprises a hotel, mobile homes and chalets. However, the majority of holidaymakers take their own tent or caravan. The site caters for 11,000 people and has shops,restaurants, supermarkets, opticians—and a church! The ministry here takes place during June, July, August at 11.15 at the Chapel.

Corfu summer mission will be run together with the Chaplain on the island, Jules Wilson.  This ministry will run from the middle of July-the middle of September. (please refer to list above)


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