ARCHDEACONRY OF SWITZERLAND

Church of England - Diocese in Europe

Events coming soon

5 – 7 May                Archdeaconry Choir Festival in Lausanne

13 May                    SACEP:  Land of Promise? Perspectives on the situation in Israel and Palestine today.

                                10:00-15:30 at St. Andrew's, Zurich.  Refreshments and lunch will be provided at a cost of CHF 20.        To register and to book for lunch (please include any dietary requirements) contact Revd Hilary Jones

The quest for justice and peace in the Holy Land is problematic  and fraught. It presents difficult questions for contemporary Christians.  Yet, as many readily recognize, the issue of peace in this small corner of the Middle East affects the wellbeing of our whole world. This SACEP study day will explore the situation in Israel and Palestine from various angles – biblical, theological, historical and practical . It will not seek to offer easy answers, but will aim to delve into and air the issues with which thoughtful Christians need to wrestle as they pray and work for peace in the land of the Prince of Peace.

 

This SACEP study day is led by Dr Clare Amos. Clare is currently working for the World Council of Churches in Geneva, where her brief includes responsibility for relationships with both Judaism and Islam.  Clare has herself lived in the Middle East, in both Jerusalem and Lebanon, for ten years, and her interest in and commitment to this topic is informed by her lived experience in the region. With two other Anglican colleagues she co-wrote the well received Anglican Communion recent report on this topic, itself called Land of Promise?  Clare is also the author of  Peace-ing Together Jerusalem , a book which offers insights into a Christian theology of Jerusalem, and its practical consequences. Clare is a theological educator by background and has recently taken on the voluntary role of Director of Lay Discipleship for the Diocese in Europe.                               

8 – 10 September   Retreat 

Recent Events


SACEP: "Discipleship", was led by Bishop John Pritchard on 8th October 2016


28th May 2016,  SACEP: "Responding to Europe’s migration, asylum seeker and refugee crisis 

as individual Christians and Christian communities"


Archdeaconry Choir Festival, Berne 22-24 April 2016


Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February, 

What sort of Anglican are you?  held at Eglise saint-Jean-Naptiste, Neuchâtel


17th October 2015 - "Conflict to Cooperation" a seminar on conflict resolution which was led by Nigel Spencer (Reader at the Anglican Church Basel).


"Words for Worship", held on 30th May 2015, was led by Alison Callway, leader of the Lay Ministry Training programme of the Diocese of Rochester, and her husband, Peter, a parish priest. The meeting was aimed at people preparing services of the word. It provided a good opportunity to meet people from different churches and discuss different approaches to worship. Participants spent time looking at the theology of worship, from the standpoints of scripture, reason and tradition, and undertook practical exercises in writing prayers in collect format and in using the resources from Patterns for Worship in service planning.


The 2015 Swiss Archdeaconry Choir Festival was held at St Andrew's, Zurich (10-12 April). The choir director was David Hill, and the organist James Orford.