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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

    Artists' Mass 

    Festive celebration

    06/06/2021

    Sint-Petrus

    9150 Bazel (Kruibeke)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    If corona allows us, we want local artists to exhibit and perform.

    Post Corona 

    Exhibition

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sint-Petrus

    9150 Bazel (Kruibeke)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    During the Open Churches Days, there is free admission from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
    There will be a free organ concert on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

    Organ concert

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sint-Gertrudis

    9230 Wetteren

  • Are you still looking for a fun and educational activity to do with your children during this Easter holiday, but are you lacking inspiration? Then the interactive exhibition 'Everyone Rubens' in the Sint-Martinus church of Aalst might be something for you and your family!

    More info

    Everyone Rubens 

    Exhibition

    17/03/2021 - 07/11/2021

    Sint-Martinus

    9300 Aalst

  • 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 Ninovites are "kaffeegieters", they offer coffee to the pilgrims from Halle. Ninove is also a place of pilgrimage... In case of children's illnesses, the intercession of the saint Cornelius is invoked. The shrine is unique in Flanders... and much more. There is a red thread from the past to the present!

    Exhibition

    04/06/2021
    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Hemelvaart

    9400 Ninove

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    The Ninovites are "kaffeegieters", they offer coffee to the pilgrims from Halle. Okegem is also a place of pilgrimage... St. Anthony and his pig used to bring a lot of people to their feet! Is it still there?

    Look for the red thread! 

    Free visit

    04/06/2021
    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Onze-Lieve Vrouw-Presentatie

    9400 Okegem (Ninove)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    The Ninovites are "kaffeegieters", they offer coffee to the pilgrims from Halle. Denderwindeke is also a place of pilgrimage... The Wegom is a household word in the area. A pilgrimage through the intercession of Our Lady of Seven Woes. 

    Look for the red thread! 

    Exhibition

    04/06/2021
    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sint-Pieter

    9400 Denderwindeke (Ninove)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    The Ninovites are "kaffeegieters", they offer coffee to the pilgrims from Halle. Nederhasselt too sometimes sees pilgrims in the church! Saint Anthony was and is fiercely venerated...

    Look for the red thread! 

    Free visit

    04/06/2021
    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sint-Amandus

    9400 Nederhasselt (Ninove)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    The Ninovites are "kaffeegieters", they offer coffee to the pilgrims from Halle. The tobacco growers of Appelterre also had a great tradition of pilgrimage and procession. The old images and stories are a common thread in the traditions of the 21st century...

    Look for the red thread! 

    Free visit

    04/06/2021
    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sint-Gertrudis

    9400 Appelterre - Eichem (Ninove)

  • 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 Ninovites are "kaffeegieters", they offer coffee to pilgrims in Halle. But don't forget Pollare! Saint-Christopher has been the patron saint of this cute little church for years. A patron for all people on the road, literally and figuratively. A patron for all pilgrims on the way to Halle, Lourdes, Santiago, etc. Some religious objects of the late Miss Van Lieferinge can be discovered...

    Look for the red thread! 

    Exhibition

    04/06/2021
    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sint-Christoffel

    9401 Pollare (Ninove)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    The Ninovites are "kaffeegieters", they offer coffee to the pilgrims from Halle. Ninove itself is also a place of pilgrimage with Sint-Cornelius... but Meerbeke also thanks to Sint-Berlindis! The pilgrims quickly find a common thread... Free us from contagious diseases.

    Free us from contagious diseases... 

    Free visit

    04/06/2021
    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sint-Pieter en Sint-Berlindis

    9402 Meerbeke (Ninove)

  • 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
    The Ninovites are "kaffeegieters", they offer coffee to the pilgrims from Halle. In recent years, Outer Herlinckhove has become a modest place of pilgrimage in greater Ninove. Saint Father Damien and Saint Rita bring inspiration and perseverance.


    Look for the red thread! 

    Guided tour

    04/06/2021
    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sint-Amandus

    9406 Outer - Herlinckhove (Ninove)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    The theme of Open Church Day in greater Ninove is 'pilgrimage'. In Outer, a place of pilgrimage is growing thanks to Father Damien and Saint Rita. Two separate stories to link with this quiet but beloved church...

    About the greatest Belgian and a world record 

    Free visit

    04/06/2021
    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sint-Amandus

    9406 Outer - Herlinckhove (Ninove)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021

    Free visit

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sint-Walburga

    9700 Oudenaarde

  • This new exhibition features unique objects, such as Hemony clocks never before shown in private collections. The Hemony brothers were 'the Stradivarii of clockmaking'. Pieter Hemony is the creator of the carillon of Ename and also of that of the belfry of Ghent.

    The bells of abbot De Loose. Carillon culture in Flanders, Oudenaarde and Ename. 

    Exhibition

    19/03/2021 - 26/09/2021

    Sint-Laurentius

    9700 Ename (Oudenaarde)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    Organ and other music in church and sometimes from tower.

    Music from the tower 

    Free visit

    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Sint-Dionysius

    9772 Wannegem-Lede (Kruisem)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021
    The association Open Churches offers you a travelling exhibition of 56 photos on the theme of "The unusual in religious building". The selected pictures show the curious, mystical, fantastic look... and the offbeat humour of many photographers, amateurs or professionals. A great tool to invite the faithful and visitors to be challenged by the mysteries of your church.

    The unusual in religious building 

    Exhibition

    28/05/2021 - 30/06/2021

    Sint-Martinus

    9800 Sint-Martens-Leerne (Deinze)

  • 5 & 6 June 2021

    Organ concert on the Van Peteghem organ (1834) 

    Concert

    06/06/2021

    Sint-Stefanus

    9820 Melsen (Merelbeke)

  • 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
    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
    Visitors to St. Aldegondis Church are welcomed by organ music. Listening to organ music is not only for organ lovers but for everyone. Organ music is old-fashioned? You play a complete orchestra on your own and that is fantastic. Organ music is wonderful to hear with its deep, full sounds. Organist Emmanuel Sproelants enraptures us with his organ playing. Sven Vermassen, organ expert, will also provide information about the pipe organ and its possibilities. What is it...how does it work...how...

    Welcom in the organ 

    Organ concert

    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

    Free visit

    04/06/2021
    05/06/2021
    06/06/2021

    Heilig Hart

    9940 Belzele (Evergem)

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