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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
    The Ninovites are "kaffeegieters", they offer coffee to the pilgrims from Halle. Before reaching Ninove, many pilgrims passed by in Aspelare. In the church you have a beautiful Sint-Cornelius statue. A red thread to Ninove? Discover also beautiful works of art.

    Look for the red thread! 

    Exhibition

    06/06/2021

    Sint-Amandus

    9404 Aspelare (Ninove)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021

    Our church through the ages - a hospitable and warm welcome 

    Free visit

    06/06/2021

    Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Hemelvaart

    9968 Bassevelde (Assenede)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    An exploration of the rich past of the Adegem Saint-Adrianus Church and an introduction to its often unknown church heritage.

    THE WIRE OF ADRIAEN, a thread through the history of Saint Adrian's Church 

    Free visit

    06/06/2021

    Sint-Adrianus

    9991 Adegem (Maldegem)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Eucharistic celebration led by the Loyers parish choir.

    Festive celebration

    06/06/2021

    Saint-Sébastien

    5101 Loyers (Namur)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021

    Carillon Bells Concert

    06/06/2021

    Sint-Quintinus

    3520 Zonhoven

  • 5 & 6 June 2021

    Open door 

    Free visit

    06/06/2021

    Sint-Ulrik

    1700 Sint-Ulriks-Kapelle (Dilbeek)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    10 am - 5 pm: free visit
    10 a.m.: Festive mass celebrated by the choir 'Gospel Joys'. A special experience for the church-goers to hear those swinging Afro-American gospel songs during the celebration of the Mass. The exuberant joyful singing as support for the prayer is a surprising experience.

    Festive Mass with Gospel Joys 

    Festive celebration

    06/06/2021

    Sint-Blasius

    8421 Vlissegem (De Haan)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021

    Guided tour

    06/06/2021

    Saint-Martin

    7090 Steenkerque (Braine-le-Comte)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Find out when and if it is possible to allow this celebration to take place in the context of the health crisis.

    Mass followed by a glass of friendship 

    Festive celebration

    06/06/2021

    Saint-Jean l'Evangéliste

    4052 Beaufays (Chaudfontaine)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Warm and friendly welcome.

    Exhibition

    06/06/2021

    Heilig Kruis

    9961 Boekhoute (Assenede)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Continuous exhibition on info boards and powerpoint on screens.

    Religious heritage 

    Free visit

    06/06/2021

    Sint-Pietersbanden

    3920 Lommel

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Conference - guided tour of the church by Mr. Emmanuel Grégoire, art historian.

    Guided tour/conference 

    Guided tour

    06/06/2021

    Saint-Pierre

    6672 Beho (Gouvy)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021

    Artists' Mass 

    Festive celebration

    06/06/2021

    Sint-Petrus

    9150 Bazel (Kruibeke)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Free visit. Powerpoint about the history of the church. Guided tour.

    Open church 

    Free visit

    06/06/2021

    Maria Hemelvaart

    3020 Winksele (Herent)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    After the Eucharist at 10.30 a.m., we will welcome you in simplicity until 6 p.m., respecting the sanitary measures in force.

    Open Churches Days 2021

    Free visit

    06/06/2021

    Saint-Christophe

    4287 Racour (Lincent)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Menu: Grill with salad buffet and dessert buffet. Reservation required before 1 June by telephone: +352 88 92 60 (Olga Huet) 
    CANCELLED!

    lunch 

    Lunch

    06/06/2021

    Saint-Denis

    L-8610 Buschrodt (Wahl)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Welcome to our attractive church in Hallaar!  Even now we celebrate a pilgrimage mass together every Saturday morning. After the restoration and painting work a few years ago, our church has come into its own as a warm meeting place...

    Free visit

    06/06/2021

    Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Altijddurende Bijstand

    2220 Hallaar (Heist-op-den-Berg)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Why are there pineapples on the oak banister of the pulpit of St George's Church? Question from an interested tourist. They are not pineapples, but pomegranates. Why? The ripe fruit of the pomegranate 'explodes' and scatters a mass of seeds that provide new pomegranate plants. Just as the proclamation from the pulpit is intended to spread the faith. The neo-Gothic nineteenth-century church of the centuries-old parish (founded in 1304) is richly decorated and full of symbols that we often no...

    Reading without words 

    Free visit

    06/06/2021

    Sint-Joris

    2000 Antwerpen

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    The Sint-Jan-Baptist church is the only one of the 11 churches in Heist that possesses five altars. Another striking detail are the obiits or mourning blazons of the noble descendants of the Van Der Stegen family from the vanished Schriek castle. During Open Churches Days, the church can be visited freely. During the opening a guide will be present to tell you more about the special interior and to answer all your other questions.

    Free visit

    06/06/2021

    Sint-Jan-Baptist

    2223 Schriek (Heist-op-den-Berg)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Several free pious women are tangibly present in our church: the 12th century hermitess Jutta, had Kristina and Lutgardis as guests here in Borgloon. They left their mark. The dignity of Ursula, Odilia and their companions, depicted on the 12th century reliquary, colours the sacristy.
    Continuous guides in the renovated church (2020).
    The first steps of the art project for the Kristina crypt are shown.

    Open Church with the theme: "Mulieres religiosae" 

    Guided tour

    06/06/2021

    Sint-Odulphus

    3840 Borgloon

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    In the church there are leaflets available in which you can find a mapped out route for a bike ride between the churches of Latem and Deurle or for a short walk in the vicinity of both churches.

    Walking and cycling between Latem towers 

    Tour

    06/06/2021

    Sint-Martinus

    9830 Sint-Martens-Latem

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    The paintings by Latem painters such as G. Van de Woestijne and A. Servaes, the colourful stained glass windows designed by H. Van de Perre, the carvings of the 15th-century altar, the Martinus statue by Omer Gilliet, so many elements that contribute to the quiet, subdued atmosphere of the church.

    Welcome to the moody little Latem church 

    Free visit

    06/06/2021

    Sint-Martinus

    9830 Sint-Martens-Latem

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Guided tour of our church and information about our parish.

    Guided tour

    06/06/2021
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    Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Altijddurende Bijstand

    2220 Hallaar (Heist-op-den-Berg)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    On Sunday afternoons, music can be heard from the organs in the Basilica all the time.

    Organ playing 

    Organ concert

    06/06/2021

    Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Geboorte

    3700 Tongeren

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    On the occasion of this Open Church Day, on 6 June 2021, the Syndicat d'Initiative wishes to honour the church of Saint-André in Chenogne, parish of Saint André.
    A presentation of the building and a guided walk towards Mande-Sainte-Marie will weave the fabric of this instructive and fascinating event.
    Given the sanitary conditions in force, reservations are required at the Tourist Office: 061 28 76 68- info@vaux-sur-sure-tourisme.be

    Guided tour

    06/06/2021

    Saint-André

    6640 Chenogne (Vaux-sur-Sûre)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Invite the descendants of the families whose names are visibly recorded somewhere in the church to a coffee table in the church.

    Taking up the thread 

    Reception

    06/06/2021

    Sint-Maarten

    3300 Vissenaken (Tienen)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    The unique Forceville organ will resound as it once did. In order to spread the audience 'coronaproof' and to give many visitors the opportunity to hear the organ in all its glory, six organ virtuosos will play alternately and continuously: E. Vernaillen, L. Coddens, H. De Backer, F. Van Rampelberg, J. Roelandt.

    Organ marathon 

    Concert

    06/06/2021

    Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Hemelvaart

    9400 Ninove

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    The church is open every day and guided tours can be requested.

    Church visit 

    Guided tour

    06/06/2021

    Sint-Salvator

    8530 Harelbeke

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