St Ursula's Berne

St Ursula's Berne


⚽️⚽️⚽️ In case anyone would happen to have a (soft) ball which you don't use anymore, do let me know. We could use one for crèche.
A fair question?
It's only two more weeks until the StopArmut-Konferenz. The topic this year is climate change. It is a day to get up-to speed on the newest facts, to network, and above all to get inspired. The conference (unfortunately only in German) is co-sponsored by our diocese. I myself will offer one of the workshops (on how people who don't feel like tree-huggers should still protect the environment -- and how they're sometimes even particularly good at it). Everyone's welcome!
Get your poppy from the Church. If you would like anyone remembering at our service on the 11th November, please let our office know this week.
Hello -- not sure whether people see this message if I post here but just quickly wanted to say. Next Sunday, there will be a "Thanksgiving" part in the service for our little baby boy Mael. Last Sunday, I spontaneously signed up to do coffee after church since we wanted to bring some cake or something of this sort anyway. However, we will also have some guests with whom we'd like to go for lunch after church. And thus, we're glad not to have to stay for too long. Therefore, I just allow myself to ask: In case there is anyone for whom it would be very easy to help us with coffee (just the cleaning up part at the end; the rest is no problem), could you let us know?
The plaque . . . One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex standing in the foyer of the church staring up at a large plaque. It was covered with names and small American flags mounted on either side of it. The six-year old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up, stood beside the little boy and said quietly, "Good morning, Alex." "Good morning, Pastor," he replied, still focused on the plaque. "Pastor, what is this?" The pastor replied, "Well, son, it's a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service." Soberly, they just stood together, staring at the large plaque. Finally, little Alex's voice, barely audible and trembling with fear asked,"Which service, the 8:30 or the 10:00?" ​​​​​​​
Our regular Evening Prayer at St Ursula's will be preceded by 30mins of silent prayer today (Friday, 2 June, from 5.30pm), as part of the global celebration of prayer "Thy Kingdom Come": All are most welcome!
Our regular Evening Prayer at St Ursula's will be preceded by 30mins of silent prayer today (Friday, 2 June, from 5.30pm), as part of the global celebration of prayer "Thy Kingdom Come": All are most welcome!
Our regular Evening Prayer at St Ursula's will be preceded by 30mins of silent prayer today (Friday, 2 June, from 5.30pm), as part of the global celebration of prayer "Thy Kingdom Come": All are most welcome!

Anglican - Episcopalian - but for all! Making Christ known to the English-speaking community in and around Berne.

We come from different national and religious backgrounds, but gather to worship, to serve God and to learn at St Ursula's, which is one of the nine permanent Swiss chaplaincies of the Church of England's Diocese in Europe. Sunday Eucharist 10.00 For details of other services see our magazine.

Mission: Knowing Christ and making Christ known in the Berne region! Come and join us.

Celebrating how international we are

Coming up: Jonny be Good! – The Caretakers

On a completely secular note, three of our members are involved in the upcoming Caretakers' play, "Jonny be good", at the Theater Remise in Berne - more details at 2020Projects Coming up: Jonny be Good! Our next show, ‘Jonny be Good’, is coming up soon and we’re so excited for you to see it! “Jonny be good” tells the story of a young man who enters the world of business administration. Along the way, he meets his first love (Mandy), first horrible bo...

Taken this morning at our Church. What a fabulous burst of light.

[02/19/20]   Our food delivery has arrived in time for the sale on March 7th. We have imported especially from the UK. At the sale on March 7th we will also have a list where you can enter special requests which we can order in for our Summer fete.

Today was Mission Sunday when we celebrated the Charities we support. Afterwards many stayed to enjoy a lovely lunch together.

Everyone had lots of fun at the quiz afternoon. The quiz has a valentine's theme. Can you guess why?

The questions are written, scones and cakes are baked. We are almost ready for the afternoon tea and quiz this afternoon. See you at 3.

from our latest magazine. We have decided to close our lending library, so now is your chance to pick up some bargain books either on the 1st March or at our book sale on the 7th March.

[01/25/20]   our Magazine is out, and available to collect in the hall. Maybe call by before or after the Munster service tomorrow. It is also available online on our website.
A reminder from the magazine, make sure you are on our electoral roll before our AGM at the end of March, then you too can have your say in who is on council.

[01/23/20]   A reminder that the service this Sunday will be in the Münster. Confirmation class will be at St Ursulas.

[01/15/20]   Don't forget our service in Thun tomorrow evening at 18.30. Chapelle Romande, Frutigenstrasse 22. All welcome

UK in Switzerland - British Embassy Berne

We are having another written Facebook Q&A ➡️ it will be open for 24 hours!

Start sending us your questions on how Brexit affects your life in 🇨🇭 and 🇱🇮 on Monday 13 January. On Tuesday 14 January from 12:15 until 13:15 (Swiss time) we will be live, where you can still post questions and we will try to answer as many as we can.

We have been asked to publicise this free workshop in English for children aged 6 to 12. Parents can join too. At the Insel hospital. More info also on the website

[01/11/20]   Today we are interviewing for our new administrator. Please pray for the candidates and the interviewers.

The band for our Irish night in March. Look out for when tickets go on sale. You can already register your interest under [email protected] 8. NOVEMBER 2019 English speaking club of Bern ab 20h00 23. NOVEMBER 2019 Adventsmärit, Fraubrunnen 11h30 im Raclettestübli 14. MÄRZ 2020 Heiteri Stubete, Heitere Fahne, Wabern. b. Bern weitere Infos folgen 21. MÄRZ 2020 St. Ursula church, Bern weitere Infos folgen

Our Christmas services. 🙏🎄

[12/21/19]   It is with sadness that we announce that Vreni Hawker departed this world on Tuesday 17th December. She was at peace and surrounded by her family. We will remember her with much love and know that she is with our Lord in Heaven. Her Funeral will take place on Monday 23rd December at 11am at our Church. All are welcome.

Lovely Carol service tonight with lots of refreshments afterwards. Thun Carol service is so friendly in the Chapelle. Fr500 was raised for Cecilys fund as well. 🙏

Besides lighting our third Advent candle, we focused today on how Jesus encouraged John the Baptist in prison.
Let us share with others :
"Go and tell others what you hear and see."


Many thanks to Tricia, François, the many helpers and all participants for your contributions to St Ursula's Nativity Play 2019
#Fellowship #GiveThanks

Thank you to Tricia, Françoise and all participants for join in the rich fellowship of St Ursula's Church Nativity Play.
#givethanks #fellowship #Nativity

Church calendars and patchwork

Our wreath display

Preparing for the bazaar

Lots of beautiful freshly made wreaths for tomorrow

[11/28/19]   Tips for a more Eco-friendly Christmas this year: 1. Get your gifts at our Christmas Bazaar. 2. Wrap gifts in recycled paper or newspaper. 3. Send Email greetings instead of cards. 4. Try some vegetarian festive dishes instead of meat, using locally sourced veggies. 5. Minimise travel plans and use public transport if possible. 6. Avoid plastic gifts and packaging. 7. Support charities and Eco shops when giving. 🤶

[11/22/19]   After 14 years in the church office, Jana is leaving her post as Church Administrator at the end of February 2020. We are very sad to see her go, but understand that 14 years is a long time in the role. So we are now looking for a worthy successor.

Main duties include:
•To provide administrative support to the Chaplain and the Church Council.
•Produce regular church services booklets and promotional material.
•Organise and administer the bookings of the Church Premises
•Basic bookkeeping tasks, liaison with suppliers, ordering supplies etc.
^ Helping organise our fundraising events and special Church services.

16 hours per week (days and hours by arrangement;flexi time available.
Fluent English is required for this role, with some German language ability.
For further details of role description and person specification, please email: [email protected]

[11/22/19]   Our magazine is now out, pick it up on Sunday at Church, or read on our website.🤓

just in case you missed it in our magazine, we are doing a little crowdfunding. It might save a life.

It was a great concert tonight for Cecilys fund.

We are so excited to have our first ever Calendar produced for you. It contains details of services and events in 2020. All original photographs. Buy your copy at the Bazaar, for sale on the Welcome table. Es het's solang es het's!

This week, a benefit concert for one of the Charities we are proud to support. See you there

In memory of Miranda Harris and Chris & Susanna Naylor Tributes to A Rocha International

Jesus is our cornerstone 🙏.

Great job ladies. :cake decorating today

[11/14/19]   Evening prayer tomorrow evening, the 15th is cancelled. Next week will be as normal on Monday, Tuesday and Friday evening.

On a different day to ours deliberately so you can come to both

Save the date!!

St Ursula's participated in the "Nacht der Religionen" on 9 November 2019 in Bern

Remembrance Sunday on 10 November 2019🙏🌷

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Robert Binyon (1869-1943)

#peace #LestWeForget #remembrance

Today we marked All Saint's Day and remembered those who have passed. Here is Helen explaining to the children the difference between Heroes and Saints. We may not all be able to be Heroes, but we can strive to be Saints.

In memory of Miranda Harris and Chris & Susanna Naylor Tributes to A Rocha International

From Sunday we will have collection boxes for the items below to give to Passenenhilfe to assist the needy in Bern.

A Rocha Co-Founder, CEO Killed in Crash in South Africa

This is a terrible loss of the founders of one of the Charities we are able to support. Our prayers are with all those affected. Miranda Harris and Chris Naylor helped lead the organization’s groundbreaking global efforts to bring together Christian convictions and environmental concerns.

Gathering ideas for St Ursula's surrounding land from the Quakers of Bury St Edmunds

[10/24/19]   A huge thanks to the ladies who prepared all the Christmas cakes on Wednesday. Now they all need a marzipan topping. If you are in church on Sunday and fancy taking some home to put the marzipan that we will also provide on, please let Sue know.

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