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 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 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.

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.



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