Reformed Church of Monaco was founded as a non-profit association (the
“Association de l'Église réformée de la Principauté de Monaco”) by a
Ministerial Decree (n° 58163) on 18 May 1958.
church was officially inaugurated on 9 October 1959, at a ceremony attended by
Pastor Marc Boegner, President of the French Reformed Church, and Pastor Willem
Visser't Hooft, Secretary General of the Ecumenical Council of Churches. An understated, well-lit building with an
austere interior, located at 7 rue Louis Notari, the church houses a Tamburini
organ played at every service, alternating between Saturday evenings at 6 pm
and Sunday mornings at 11 am.
church was built at the instigation of a Swiss businessman, Adam Oser. On the
death of his wife, the memorial service was held at the Anglican church, which
at the time was used by the Reformed Church congregation. Adam Oser was keen to
build a church, referred to as a “temple” by Protestants in France and
Monaco, specifically for the Reformed Church community. To that end, he set up a foundation to
purchase a plot of land and construct the building, on what was then Rue de la
A multicultural community
church, it is part of the reformed or Presbyterian tradition begun in the 16th
century by Ulrich Zwingli and Jean Calvin. It is associated with the United
Protestant Church of France (EPUF), and shares a pastor with the EPUF parish in
The Reformed Church of Monaco is a multicultural community that
attaches great importance to ecumenical relations in the Principality. The
temple hosts activities for other faiths and associations. The Reformed Church
also has a mutual aid service that helps to fund charity projects. In 2019, it contributed to the charity effort
launched by the diocese of Monaco in aid of a school in Kirkuk, Iraq.