Let us restore the church of St. Barbara in Vevey!
The church of St. Barbara in Vevey is a true emblem of the Orthodox presence in French-speaking Switzerland. There is now an urgent need to restore its interior.
Restoring the interior decoration of the church as well as more than 500 liturgical objects of great value, which are in very bad condition, has now become necessary to ensure the preservation of this heritage. Technical installations (e.g. heating, lighting, and electricity systems) must also be brought up to standard quickly to avoid any incident, guarantee safety and ensure optimal preservation of this heritage. The total estimated cost of the restoration works amounts to 5.63 million francs.
A Foundation to take care of the restoration process
The Foundation for the Restoration of the Church of St. Barbara in Vevey was created in early 2020, in order to carry out the fundraising campaign. The Foundation is recognised as a public interest entity, which is independent of the parish. The statute of the Foundation guarantees that the collected funds will be used only for their stated purpose.
The church of St. Barbara in Vevey is an important heritage treasure. Its interior is now in a serious state of dilapidation. Help us restore it!
Live radio broadcast of the Sunday service
January 29th, 2023 - 33rd Sunday after Pentecost - Veneration of the precious Chains of the Holy Apostle Peter For the first time in its 145-year history, the Saint Barbara Orthodox Church in Vevey had the honour of broadcasting the Sunday service on January 29th,...
The Saint Barbara Orthodox Church in Vevey was honored by the Swiss Network of Historicism.
During the meeting on the shores of Lake Geneva on September 1, 2022, members of the Swiss Network of Historicism (a movement initiated in the 1850s that led to the revival of various architectural and artistic styles) have visited several iconic buildings of...
Priority projects for 2022
Five years have passed since the restoration of the dome and the facades of the church. Now, six months after the reinstallation of the restored iconostasis and the doubling of downspout capacity to prevent water infiltration, several works still need to be done...