Home

Beryl Baker Appeal

This autumn we should have been inviting you to our Harvest Festival, to praise God and His Creation, and to enjoy its fruits in scones, tea and a hard-fought auction for jams, chutneys, wine, spaghetti etc.

Sadly, this was not possible due to Covid 19, and it also means that holding a Carol Service this Christmas will prove impossible. We shall be very sorry to miss seeing you and catching up on your news. Our thoughts and prayers are for all who are unable to be with family and whose life has been thrown into turmoil by the crisis.

Our very great concern is for Beryl Baker, our nurse-missionary friend in Paraguay. (See Outreach page on this website) As you may know, the collections from both these services, plus the proceeds from the auction, have always been sent to help her brave and amazing work in the Chaco region of Paraguay. Thanks to your support over the years, we have been able to send between 2000 and 3000.- francs each year. Beryl depends entirely on donations for her work, for medical supplies, for car repairs, for instance. Hospitals in town will only admit the indigenous people she cares for if they can already pay. In the past, among other things, we have been able to finance several cataract operations. You may have heard in the news of the catastrophic drought (luckily now over!) that has reduced the region to its knees, with forest fires raging out of control. Now the pandemic is also taking its toll, but this brave little lady is battling on and her faith in God is unshakable, as can be seen in her latest letter. (see Outreach page)

Neuchâtel Church is struggling to survive at the moment since several families have moved away. We don′t want this to mean that Beryl′s work is impaired. If you feel you can contribute to this appeal, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

clip_image002.jpg
Beryl Baker among the Chaco Indians

God bless you and all those dear to you in this very difficult time.

Clive Atkinson, chaplain, and the congregation of Neuchâtel English Church

 HOW YOU CAN DONATE    On-line:    IBAN: CH86 0029 0290 1N 10 023 00  Please indicate ʺ Beryl Baker Appeal ʺ 
1st December 2020: We are delighted to announce that we have now received the magnificent sum of CHF 2000! Our Appeal continues and with the unlikelihood of normal church services resuming in the near future, we will not be able to contribute more from our own funds.

Worshipping at home

Neuchâtel English Church is an Anglican Church which welcomes all nationalities and denominations, worshipping together to support and deepen our walk with Jesus and shine the light of Christ in the world.

Due to Covid 19, our regular services remain suspended. Although some churches in Switzerland resumed gathered services from the end of May, Neuchâtel English Church decided to continue worshipping from home. This decision remains under review and updates will be communicated as appropriate.

We look forward to welcoming and worshipping with you in person in the future. In the meantime, please click here for online services. Weekly prayer group and bible study are being held online, so please email for further details. Our email: neuchatelenglishchurch@gmail.com

We managed to hold a simplified form of our annual summer open-air service and BBQ on Sun 23rd August at Boudevilliers!

Neuchâtel English Church aims to support the English speaking Christian community in worship and fellowship.  The purpose of our church is to continue to provide a biblical bedrock of faith in Neuchâtel.

Whether you are just settling in Neuchâtel, have been here for a while, or are part of the expat community, we welcome you with open arms!

Our Aims
We seek to reach out with the love of God, to help people find and grow in their faith in Jesus Christ.  We welcome all who wish to worship in the name of Jesus Christ, and all who are looking for meaning in their life.

We work together to demonstrate God’s love and mercy, and to be a church whose love for God, and for each other shines out in the wider community !

Our Means

We offer regular worship and prayer, as well as continued growth, spiritual development, and training for all members with Bible study and Training courses.

Services:
2nd Sunday of the month, 10am, Service of the Word

4th Sunday of the month, 5pm, Holy Communion

at:
Rue de Poudrières 21
Neuchatel, 2000
Click here for maps and practical information

Join us for regular debates and discussions on contemporary problems.

Study Groups / Prayer groups

Bible study and prayer groups are held regularly.

For more details about these, and for prayer support or requests, please email: neuchatelenglishchurch@gmail.com

Prayer requests are dealt with in strictest confidence unless otherwise indicated.  If you would like the wider church body to be praying beside you or for you, please let us know.

Teaching days

Teaching days are arranged periodically.  These are great opportunities to come together in fellowship and deepen our faith and increase our awareness of the Lord’s purpose and plan.

Children and safequarding

“let the children come to me and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Luke 18:17).  

We welcome families, children and young adults of all ages.

We adhere to the Anglican policy and protocol on the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults of the Diocese of Europe.

 

Social Fund Raising Evenings
As a Church we support many local and international charities through both tithing and special events.
Below is a picture of a Greek night held to raise money for a hostel in Athens for unaccompanied child refugees.
Recently we organized a soup meal for the Bishop’s Lenten Appeal, which raised 400Chf for work done in Calais by the churches, once again  amongst under-age refugees.

We also continue to support our friend Beryl Baker, a nurse/missionary in her clinic in Paraguay, working among the Chaco Indians.  Our collections at Christmas, Harvest Festival and its accompanying auction of produce are vital for her ongoing work.

About Us

Please click here to find out more about us.

Services Times*

2nd Sunday of the month at 10am, Service of the Word

4th Sunday of the month at 5pm, Holy Communion

At:
Rue des Poudrières 21
Neuchâtel, 2000

Map and practical information about how to find us here

*Due to Coronavirus all Neuchâtel English Church services remain suspended.

Although some Churches in Switzerland are resuming gathered services from the end of May, Neuchâtel English Church have decided for the moment to continue worshipping from home.  This decision remains under review and updates will be communicated as appropriate.