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Open Churches Days "The red thread"
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June 2021

Every year, the Open Church Days celebrate the religious heritage on the first weekend in June.
For this 14th edition, draw your inspiration by following the "red thread".

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  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Visiting the basilica is a unique experience. This monument to peace is the fifth largest church in the world. The life's work of Ghent architect Albert van Huffel is one of the most interesting and largest Art Deco buildings in Western Europe. The panorama (payment required) at a height of 53 metres offers a breathtaking 360° view of Brussels and its surroundings.

    The basilica, a surprising FORWARD view! 

    Exhibition

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Basilique nationale du Sacré-Coeur de Koekelberg

    1083 Ganshoren

  • 5 & 6 June 2021

    Guided tour

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Saint-Pierre

    7860 Lessines

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    For more than 230 years St Quintinus church in Zonhoven, together with the old town hall, have been THE eye-catchers in the centre of Zonhoven. With "Diorama Zonhoven 1900" the visitor, thanks to the modern techniques of 3D-printing, gets an unforgettable look back at the centre of the municipality around the beginning of last century, with the church as centrepiece. (Design and development: Jean Bya).

    Diorama Zonhoven 1900 

    Exhibition

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sint-Quintinus

    3520 Zonhoven

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Report of a LuxPéle trip with Abbé Claude Bache in 2012, illustrated by photos of Fernand Pletschette and Jean Ferber.language: Luxembourgishregistration: Jean.ferber@education.lu or +352 691 838646 

    Report of a pilgrimage to Ethiopia 

    Conference

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Saint-Denis

    L-8610 Buschrodt (Wahl)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Walking routes from the church: 4 or 8 or 11 or 13 km.

    Walking tours 

    Tour

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Saint-Nicolas

    7063 Neufvilles (Soignies)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    At the crossroads of art and nature.

    Exhibition of paintings 

    Exhibition

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Saint-Nicolas

    7063 Neufvilles (Soignies)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021

    Floral montages 

    Exhibition

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Saint-Nicolas

    7063 Neufvilles (Soignies)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Themes of the illustrations : faces - chiaroscuro - Romanesque sanctuaries in Wallonia - music - emotion.

    Slideshows 

    Exhibition

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Saint-Nicolas

    7063 Neufvilles (Soignies)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021

    The chapels of Neufvilles by interactive route 

    Exhibition

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Saint-Nicolas

    7063 Neufvilles (Soignies)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    With the help of a folder, one can discover the artists' graves. Representatives of several generations of Latem artists such as Gustaaf De Smet, Leon De Smet, Xaveer De Cock, Jenny Montigny and Albert Claeys rest here and also the famous playwright Gaston Martens was buried here. Some of their graves are real works of art. An effigy of the painter has been placed on the remarkable grave monument of De Cock. A statue of Constant Permeke decorates the grave...

    Artists'graves 

    Tour

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sint-Aldegondis

    9831 Deurle (Sint-Martens-Latem)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Walking and cycling between Latem's towers using an illustrated brochure. The cycle route (11.4 km) starts at the church of Sint-Martens-Latem or at the church of Deurle. There are 2 walking routes: starting at the church of Latem (1500 m) and at the church of Deurle (1550 m).

    Walking and cycling between Latem's towers 

    Tour

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sint-Aldegondis

    9831 Deurle (Sint-Martens-Latem)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    With a brochure and a map in their hands, visitors can go on a tour of the church building. The brochure, made to mark the 900th anniversary of the church, contains the most important elements of its (building) history and interesting facts: origin, age, building styles, various renovations, patron saint, artists' graves around the church. In this way you will discover the individuality of the St. Aldegondis church, embellished by beautiful stained-glass windows by the architectural glass artist, Ingrid Meyvaert...

    Discovery tour in the church 

    Free visit

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sint-Aldegondis

    9831 Deurle (Sint-Martens-Latem)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    The legend of Saint Colomba is special and symbolic.
    Guided tours on Saturday and Sunday at 10h30, 14h and 16h (duration about 1h30).

    The legend of Saint Colomba 

    Guided tour

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sainte-Colombe

    5680 Soulme (Doische)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    The doors of the St. Peter and Paul church in Mol are open from 10.00 to 17.00.
    Saturday 5 June: after that there is the weekly Saturday evening celebration at 17.00 hrs.
    Sunday 6 June: at 11 a.m. there is the weekly Eucharist celebration.
    (Number of participants allowed according to the safety measures in place because of Covid-19) .

    Open church 

    Free visit

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sint-Pieter en Pauwel

    2400 Mol

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    A tour in Verviers through the churches of St-Remacle, Saint Antoine, St-Lambert, Notre-Dame des Récollets and the former Hospice des vieillards, now the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics.Like detectives, we will discover a bit of heraldry in order to identify these Verviers families and their coats of arms represented on the religious heritage objects they donated. Children will be able to colour these coats of arms according to the standard heraldic colour code while their elders admire the richly...

    Through the arms of the Verviers families in the religious heritage 

    Tour

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Saint-Remacle

    4800 Verviers

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Before the Second World War, the church of Dochamps, now listed, was one of the most remarkable religious buildings in the region. This is mainly due to its furniture, but above all to its painted stucco ceiling, which was made by the Dinanese artist Maya. The statue of Saint Joseph was part of the old altar. Baroque, it "survived" the damage suffered by the church during the Ardennes Offensive.

    Let us rediscover Saint Joseph 

    Free visit

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Saints-Pierre-et-Paul

    6960 Dochamps (Manhay)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Diorama illustrating passages from the Gospel of Saint Mark. Realization of the 2nd year of catechism of the deanery of Comines-Warneton.

    Diorama "Bible in boxes" 

    Exhibition

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Saints-Pierre-et-Paul

    7784 Warneton (Comines-Warneton)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Guided tour for those who wish.

    Free visit

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sainte-Catherine

    4870 Forêt-Village (Trooz)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Visit St. Paul's at your own pace! Documentation is available when entering the church.

    Free visit

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sint-Paulus

    3080 Vossem (Tervuren)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Space for children: puzzles, games, drawings. Space for adults: reception and conviviality area, reading area. Exhibition of photos of local events and festivities. Musical interlude at 2pm and 4pm.

    Maboge, a welcoming village 

    Exhibition

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Saint-Roch

    6982 Maboge (La Roche-en-Ardenne)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Open Churches Days in Hives.

    Free visit

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Saint-Martin

    6984 Hives (La Roche-en-Ardenne)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Presentation of the restored tea library (stone tower of the Blessed Sacrament dating from the 16th century). A guide will be present from 2pm.

    Free visit

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Saint-Sébastien

    5101 Loyers (Namur)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    A tour in Verviers through the churches of St-Remacle, Saint Antoine, St-Lambert, Notre-Dame des Récollets and the former Hospice des vieillards, now the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics.Like detectives, we will discover a bit of heraldry in order to identify these Verviers families and their coats of arms represented on the religious heritage objects they donated. Children will be able to colour these coats of arms according to the standard heraldic colour code while their elders admire the richly...

    Through the arms of the Verviers families in the religious heritage 

    Tour

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Saint-Antoine, Saint-Hubert et Saint-Jean-Baptiste

    4800 Verviers

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Connect to this church, and discover all the lives that cross it. Sound, image and lighting of the building.

    Free visit

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Saint-Michel

    6280 Gerpinnes

  • 5 & 6 June 2021

    Free visit

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Saint-Pierre et Saint-Denis

    6972 Erneuville (Tenneville)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021

    Week-end Open Churches 

    Free visit

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sint-Gertrudis

    9400 Appelterre - Eichem (Ninove)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    The visits will start at the entrance of the old cemetery of Arlon (57, rue des thermes romains in Arlon) except on Sundays at 10 am when the departure will be at the Saint-Martin church (31, Square Albert I).  Parking in front.
    The discovery tour of this red thread will lead us from the first Romanesque church of Saint-Martin dating from the 8th century, built outside the walls on a Merovingian site, to the third church of Saint-Martin in neo-Gothic style,...
  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    For over 1000 years a church has been established in the heart of this bucolic place inviting you to stroll. As part of the fourth centenary of the two bells, a photo exhibition on the local bell treasure (churches of Awirs, Cahottes, La Gleixhe, Chokier, Flémalle-Haute, Souxhon and Trixhes).
    Free or guided visit of the sanctuary classified as part of the Walloon heritage.
    Access to the tower. Possibility of ringing the bells manually!

    "They have welcomed us and given rhythm to the life of our communities for centuries..." 

    Exhibition

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Saint-Lambert

    4400 La Gleixhe (Flémalle)

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