Church | XIII-XIX | Gothic | Roman Catholic Church
A little history. Bassevelde is a rural village located in the Meetjesland in the north of the province of East Flanders, halfway between Ghent and Bruges. It is a part of the municipality Assenede. The inhabitants of our village are known by their nickname "De Basseveldse donkeys". The origin of this name seems to lie in a distant past when the people of our village drove to Ghent with their carts pulled by donkeys to sell their merchandise. When they entered the town, they were welcomed with the slogan: "The donkeys of Basseveld are there". Referring to this nickname, every four years the local associations and the municipal festivity committee organise "Donkey Festivities" in Bassevelde.
As a local parish community, we do not want to be left behind and want to join them by organising an exhibition in our beautifully restored church. For this purpose, we are trying to bring together a number of works of art in the church, all of which are related to the donkey in religion. The main scenes we can fall back on are the birth of Jesus in the stable in Bethlehem, the flight to Egypt and the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.
9968 Bassevelde (Assenede)