A European network

A European network

hundreds of religious buildings to visit freely.

Welcoming churches

Welcoming churches

Through and for future generations

Shared churches

Shared churches

Dare to rethink the places

Living churches

Living churches

Public activities apart from religious ceremonies

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The churches

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The events

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A Network in the heart of Europe

Open Churches believes that churches are of the public domain and they should be open for visitors. They are not just for religious purposes, but as village centres, a representation of social life, a cultural space, and a touristic site.

Open Churches is a network of « open and welcoming churches » in the heart of Europe. Thanks to this website, the visitors will be able to discover which buildings belong to the ‘Open Churches’ with information about the opening times, descriptions, photos, highlighted elements of the church, information on events, etc.

The organization’s main goals are to Empower religious heritage and make it accessible for the local population, to create the correct atmosphere that will help visitors discover the richness of our religious heritage, and to organize social activities such as concerts and exhibitions to bring people closer to religious heritage and involve them in its safeguarding.

The Open Churches network is now present in Belgium, France and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, coordinated by regional entities.
For more information on our operations and local activities, select one of the regions below.

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Weekend of the open churches in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Weekend of the open churches in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

57 churches open their doors on the Open Church Weekend. Many also host guided tours and concerts or other events.

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The new 2022-2023 brochure has arrived! [Belgium]

The new 2022-2023 brochure has arrived! [Belgium]

Lighter, easier to carry, it lists all the members of the network in Belgium!

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Registration is open!

Registration is open!

The 15th edition of the Open Churches Days is coming soon! "Dream paths" will be the theme of the events proposed by all the open churches during this festive weekend on 4 and 5 June.

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