Quo vadis All Souls?

Situation at present

It is with the greatest regret that I have to announce that All Souls Protestant Church St. Gallen und Ostschweiz will cease to exist in its present form by the end of November 2021. Many circumstances have contributed to this decision taken by our patronage in May this year. One important point was that the association which was founded to support the church financially has failed to recruit enough members. Neither are we able to provide the volunteers to man the church offices nor did we succeed in raising our contribution to the running costs as defined by our patronage. Therefore more than a third of our donors will no longer grant us financial support after November 30th. Without this support we will not be able to employ a new pastor as Rev. Dr. Scotty J. Williams has resigned his post to meet new challenges. 

What happens next?

If and in what form All Souls is going to continue is still to be decided. Therefore I would be grateful for your opinion. If you are interested in All Souls, I would like you to answer the questions below and send me your answers. You do not have to be a member of the association to do this. We are interested in everybody’s opinion who take an interest in All Souls, attend our services both live and online or simply use our homepage and receive the newsletter:

  1. Would you miss All Souls in your life, if we stop the project completely?
  2. If so in what form would you like All Souls to continue (homepage, online services, live services etc.)?
  3. Would you be prepared to contribute to All Souls (financially, as a volunteer, elder, etc)?

Please send you replies to office@allsouls.ch by Monday, 16th August 2021. Your opinion will be most helpful when we discuss the future of All Souls with the patronage when they are taking a decision if and how All Souls will continue to exist. So, your thoughts will be most appreciated!

All Souls Protestant Church St. Gallen und Ostschweiz

Barbara Signer

Chairperson