Swiss Community Events Calendar

Available for the first time, a comprehensive calendar to download with all Swiss events in the UK - from music concerts to art exhibitions to talks to just having a cuppa.

If you know of an event that is not listed on the calendar below of the PDF download, please do let us know so that we can keep it as up to date as possible:

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December 20
Tuesday 1st, 19:00 – Tuesday 1st, 21:00
AGM: Swiss Benevolent Society
Annual General Meeting
Online due to pandemic travel restrictions

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Swiss Benevolent Society will be held via an online Zoom call on Tuesday, 1st December at 7pm. 

Find out how to participate by visiting our website www.swissbenevolent.org.uk

Trustees of the Board and members will receive AGM documentation packs prior to the meeting. 

December 20
Sunday 6th, 14:30 – Sunday 6th, 17:00
Christmas Party Edinburgh
Swiss Club Edinburgh
Saughtonhall Community Centre, Edinburgh, ,

Christmas Party in Edinburgh, Covid-restrictions allowing at the Saughtonhall Community Centre, Edinburgh

This years Christmas Party will be on Sunday the 6th of December from 2:30 to 5 pm.

We celebrate with mulled wine, and  other goodies, Christmas songs and festive spirit , 

We are asking to contribute with some party food to share.

We will ask Santa to come along to bring presents for the children.

More information will be given closer to the event. Visit our Facebook page or website for more. 


December 20
Wednesday 9th, 11:00 – Wednesday 9th, 12:00
Coffee Morning – Now on Zoom!
Swiss Benevolent Society
Please get in touch with us if you wish to participate on: 0207 836 9119

The SBS Coffee Morning has now moved to Zoom! The friendly group of all ages enjoys meeting in a very relaxed and laid atmosphere and all have a Swiss connection in common.

We shall gather online  on a fortnightly basis on the following confirmed dates:

Wednesday 14 October – 11am

Wednesday 28 October – 11am

Wednesday 11 November – 11am

Wednesday 9 December – 11am

More dates to be confirmed…

Please get in touch with us if you wish to participate on:
0207 836 9119

Once you have contacted us, please download the Zoom app onto your laptop or tablet, and we’ll send you an invitation by email with a link with details on how to join the meeting!

It's an opportunity for Swiss Nationals to meet and get together over tea or coffee.

Please contact Petra on 0207 836 9119 or email: info@swissbenevolent.org.uk for more information.

Visit www.swissbenevolent.org.uk for find out more.

The Swiss Benevolent Society UK enhances the quality of life of fellow Swiss, old and young, from all walks of life, who are experiencing difficulties.

Living Well – We aim to make a difference through empowerment, confidence building, active and healthier lifestyle management, independence and financial aid.

December 20
Saturday 12th, 11:00 – Saturday 12th, 13:00
Postponed June Annual General Meeting taking place on 12th December Online
Register to attend the Online Meeting, Saturday 12th December 2020 from 11am to 1pm,

Registrations now open! 

Register to attend the online AGM: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqc-GrrDIiHtbINvZqpXK3ANT5kzaRLG2A

The posponed 2020 AGM of the Federation of Swiss Societies UK (FOSSUK) will take place online, on Saturday 12th December 2020 from 11am to 1pm.

We are encouraging the wider Swiss community in the UK to attend, although only FOSSUK members are able to vote and ratify decisions during the formal AGM. 

Due to the restriction on travel and the vulnerability of some of our members, the AGM will take place via an interactive Zoom meeting - instructions and details will be shared with attendees prior to the meeting. 

The revised format AGM will take place 3 parts:

  1. Formal AGM
    • break
  2. Community [a look back this year]
    • break
  3. CSA Elections 2021 [how to become a delegate, how voting will work]
    • ends

How to register to attend will be published on this website imminently. 

A virtual celebration with special guest Ambassador Alexandre Fasel

❄️❄️❄️   Grab a cocktail, put on your festive finery and join us online for a Swiss Winter Holiday Journey!   ❄️❄️❄️

Gather around with your friends and family (within your social bubbles, of course!) and we’ll guide you through a realm of Swiss entertainment to bring those magical and merry times in Switzerland to your homes. 

Our special guest Ambassador Alexandre Fasel will also welcome us as Patron of the Swiss Benevolent Society. 

The journey will have something for everyone of all ages and will be a joyous occasion to connect with the Swiss community in the UK!

Email rsvp@swissbenevolent.org.uk if you would like to participate, and we’ll send you the Zoom link!

December 20
Sunday 20th, 11:00 – Sunday 20th, 12:00
Sunday Service - Christmas Carols
The Swiss Church in London
79 Endell Street, London

Sunday Services have resumed at The Swiss Church in London for a trial period, within Covid-19 restrictions and guidance. 

  • Please bring a mask when attending church service.
  • Hand sanitiser will be at your disposal.
  • In order to maintain a 2 metre distance when seated, we have to restrict the number of persons attending service in the main church hall to 28 persons.
  • We will provide financial support all those over 70, who decide to travel to and from the services by taxi. Get in touch for more information.

The words of these church services will be uploaded on our webpage, or sent out as print copies via post on request, for those who cannot attend. We will continue to provide an audio service on every first Sunday of the month, which you can download here.

To access our risk assessment, and our policy for the safe reopening of the church click here, or contact Venue Manager Emily Rose Simons for more information.

August 21
Friday 20th, 09:30 – Sunday 22nd, 18:00
OSA Congress - Save the date
Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA/ASO)
Lugano, Switzerland

The 98th Congress of the Swiss Abroad is scheduled to take place from 20–22 August 2021 in Lugano after the 2020 event had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

For detail on attendance and agendas, please visit the OSA website >

Once a year in August, the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) organises a congress for Swiss citizen living all around the world. The event has become a popular opportunity to meet and network for all those, who are interested in the international mobility of the "Fifth Switzerland". The varying themes are picked to match the interests and expectations of this audience.

Remember to get in touch with your UK Delegates to raise pressing issues affecting you, from bank accounts to eVoting.

Every year a different region of Switzerland hosts the congress. During the event up to 400 participants meet compatriots from around the world, listen to exciting speeches, inform themselves about the current news in Switzerland, talk about their own experiences and get to know interesting personalities from Swiss economy and politics.

Thanks to a varied social program including sightseeing and excursions across the host region, the participation in this event promises a unique experience.

During the Congress, all speeches and sessions are held in German or French.
Save the date and join us at the Congress of the Swiss Abroad: 20–22 August 2021.