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Another season - another ESC Newsletter


Greetings to all our readers as a new winter season in Verbier is getting into its swing.

A very warm welcome awaits you at our Sunday evening services at The Little Church. 

Thousands of people have worshipped there since our chaplaincy programme started thirty one seasons ago, finding the love of the Lord Jesus and the warmth of Christian fellowship.

Do join us.

Sunday Services

The theme for our Sunday evening services from early January onwards will be 'Walking with Jesus in Mark's Gospel', which we hope you will find encouraging and uplifting.

We will be continuing with our informal apres ski meetings at 5.00 p.m. on Tuesdays in the chaplains' apartment. A warm welcome awaits anyone who can come along.

But our church is more than just a service on Sundays and a meeting on Tuesdays. We hope and pray that we will all be able 'to share the love, grace and truth of Jesus Christ' (our ESC mission) in some way or other with people we meet during the season - as an antidote to the fast-moving and sometimes frenetic pace of life in this wonderful place.


St Nicholas Day, 3rd December, Verbier

Christmas services

11th December 6.00 p.m. First Evening Service of the season

18th December 6.00 p.m. Christingle Service

22nd December 6.00 p.m. Army Carol Service (in the Big White Church)

24th December 11.30 p.m. Midnight Communion (in the Big White Church)

25th December 6.00 p.m. Christmas Family Service

Prayer Pointers

As we embark on the 31st winter season of the Verbier chaplaincy programme, please pray for: 

- blessings on all our preparations and activities this winter, including our church services and our witness in the town and on the ski slopes

- encouragement as we share the love, grace and truth of Jesus Christ with everyone who comes into contact with ESC during the season. 

-  safe travelling for all our chaplains and their families, as they come out from the UK through the season and blessings on all aspects of their ministry and pastoral work during their time here.

Chaplains' Team

This season's Chaplains, some old, some new, very much look forward to being with you:

6th - 15th Dec Jonathan & Susie Wilmot

15th - 29th Dec Andy & Liz Emerton

31st Dec - 9th Jan David & Hannah Rue

11th - 26th Jan Gordon & Rachel Hickson

26th Jan - 9th Feb Andrew & Janet Baines

9th - 23rd Feb Patrick & Mauvaine Malone

23rd Feb - 9th Mar Richard & Maria Kane

9th - 23rd Mar Mark & Esther Houghton

23rd Mar - 6th Apr James & Liz Grier

6th - 20th Apr Peter & Brione Goodwin Hudson

20th - 27th Apr Andrew Baines

ESC Meribel

We have a sister church in the Alps !

CORA, the UK charity we are affiliated to, is launching its second English-Speaking Church in the Alps this season - ESC Meribel.

 Please pray for this exciting development, as it starts to share the love, grace and truth of Jesus Christ in Meribel.

More details in our next newsletter.

Pass it on!

Expanding our mailing list  

We are very keen to expand our mailing list for future ESC Verbier newsletters. 

If you know of anyone who might be interested in joining the mailing list, whether they are regularly in Verbier or perhaps just interested in our activities, please get their agreement, then email their names and email addresses to

The altitude finally gets to the Verbier authorities        Keep Calm by coming to ESC
With our best wishes for a very Happy Christmas
 and a Peaceful New Year

ESC Verbier Committee

Andrew Baines                   Findlay Black
 Sandy Miller                       Leysa Noble  
       Jane Oundjian                    Michael Stannard

We are affiliated to CORA (Christian Outreach in the Alps)

a UK-registered charity (No 1147862)

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