This winter ICS Seasonal Chaplains will minister in Switzerland in the resorts of Wengen and Zermatt. The list of seasonal chaplains can be found 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 Seasonal Mission takes place from June through to September, however, the dates a chaplain is in resort vary. The schedule for the summer season can be found here when places have been allocated.
Union Lido Vacanze, Cavallino, Venice http://www.unionlido.com/ 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 and into early September at 11.15 at the Chapel.
In Ibiza our mission takes place in a chapel in Es Canar and in hotels. Please contact the office for more information.
Interlaken, Switzerland the Sunday 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 am and take place during June, July and August.
Also in Switzerland, we hold services at Grindelwald Catholic Church during the summer at 18.30.
In Kandersteg, Sunday services are held in the Swiss Reformed Church in the centre of town at 11.15 and there are opportunities for ministry at the International Scout Centre just outside the town (about a 25-minute walk from the Swiss church). The Centre, can cater for well over 1,000 visitors at a time.