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Open Churches Days - Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June 2020
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The first weekend in June is dedicated each year to the Open Church Days, which celebrate our religious heritage.

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  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    Final year students of the Mechelen Conservatoire enter into a dialogue with harp music in these quiet places.

    Art and Sound in the Church 

    Concert

    06/06/2020

    Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Hanswijk

    2800 Mechelen

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    6 June we celebrate the founder of the Order of St. Norbert. In 1128 this saint also founded the abbey of Grimbergen whose church/basilica is a beautiful baroque monument.

    High Feast Saint Norbert 

    Festive celebration

    06/06/2020

    Sint-Servaas

    1850 Grimbergen

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    An artists' collective with visual artist Kris Martin organises an art walk and concerts.

    PASS2 art walk from church to church 

    Concert

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Sint-Dionysius

    9772 Wannegem-Lede (Kruisem)

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    Our very old and beautiful church unveils for you its exceptional tempera paintings, its painted wooden Christ from the XIVth century and its other beauties. It plunges you into its peace. We are here to welcome you, to let you penetrate of this soft atmosphere, then to tell you the part of history(s) that we know of her...
    Guided tours every Sunday in July and August between 2pm and 6pm.

    Open Church 

    Guided tour

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Sainte-Catherine

    4870 Forêt-Village (Trooz)

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    As part of the Cemetery Week, you can discover the artist's graves with the help of a leaflet. Representatives of the Latem School such as Gustaaf De Smet, Leon De Smet, Xaveer De Cock, Jenny Montigny and Albert Claeys rest here and the famous playwright Gaston Martens was also buried here. Some of their graves are real works of art. An image of the painter has been placed on the striking tomb of De Cock. A statue by Constant Permeke...

    Artist graves 

    Free visit

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Sint-Aldegondis

    9831 Deurle (Sint-Martens-Latem)

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    Above the turmoil of our time, spatial designer Alain Bruyndonckx presents a series of three-dimensional works. In geometric and purified spatial compositions, the works evoke a world of silence and internalisation. For the arrangement of the works, there was no better location to think of than the Gothic choir of St Catherine's Church in Duisburg with its centuries-old vaulted ceiling and sacred atmosphere.

    Spatial compositions by Alain Bruyndonckx 

    Exhibition

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Sint-Katharina

    3080 Duisburg (Tervuren)

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    Walking and cycling between Latem towers using an illustrated brochure. The cycling route (11.4 km) starts at the church of Sint-Martens-Latem or at the church of Deurle.
    There are 2 walking routes: start at the church of Latem (1500 m) and at the church of Deurle (1550 m).

    Walking and cycling between Latem towers 

    Tour

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Sint-Aldegondis

    9831 Deurle (Sint-Martens-Latem)

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    We would like to welcome you to the church,dedicated to Saint Aldegondis. It is a brick neo-Romanesque church built in 1835. The interior is neoclassical. The church was rebuilt in 1912 and restored between 1980 and 1986. It replaces a church of which an entry dating from 1121 can be found in the State Archives in Ghent.

    The church stood on the edge of the Warandebos, 160 m from the river Lys. The former church, like so many others, suffered...

    Free visit 

    Reception

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Sint-Aldegondis

    9831 Deurle (Sint-Martens-Latem)

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    A church is a gathering place but also a place of history and art. In Lessines, Saint-Pierre church is a listed monument since 1941, so it belongs to everyone! Guided tours are an opportunity to discover often inaccessible parts of the building, from the cellar to the attics, or almost... and to meet some treasures!Guided tours on June 6th at 10am and 2pm, June 7th at 2pm.

    Guided tour

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Saint-Pierre

    7860 Lessines

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    Guided tour on request.

    Welcome 

    Free visit

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Saint-Boniface

    1050 Ixelles

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    Floral art workshop on the theme: embellish your church.
    Possibility to take your creations with you.

    Floral art workshop 

    Workshop

    06/06/2020

    Saint-Christophe

    4287 Racour (Lincent)

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    Members of the Atypics photo club exhibit their photos of various styles and subjects.

    Photo exhibition of the Atypics club 

    Exhibition

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Saint-Remacle

    4800 Verviers

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    A corner where you can relax comfortably, to read, chat, sip, taste .... (bar at democratic prices).

    A cosy space and reading corner 

    Reception

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Saint-Remacle

    4800 Verviers

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    Exhibition of photos of the church and the village after the von Runstedt offensive in 1945 and a place for recollection, exchange and sharing over a refreshment or coffee.

    75 years after release 

    Exhibition

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Saints-Pierre-et-Paul

    6960 Dochamps (Manhay)

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    Exhibition of flags, photos, posters, documents... on the occasion of 100 years of nursing care in Leffinge - 1920-2020.

    SAMANA Leffinge 100 years of nursing care 

    Exhibition

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Onze-Lieve-Vrouw

    8432 Leffinge (Middelkerke)

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    Visit of the church dating from the 9th century.

    Free visit

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Saint-Pierre et Saint-Denis

    6972 Erneuville (Tenneville)

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    Visit to the beautifully decorated Orthodox church.
    On Saturday : vesper service with beautiful chants at 18h.
    Sunday : Metten and Divine Liturgy at 9am with the parish choir.
    Bookshop and icons.

    An open window on the Orthodox Church 

    Free visit

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    HH Konstantijn en Helena

    8000 Brugge

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    The pastors and deacons of Schalkhoven from the year 1277 to the year 1967, and the motivation of the pastors who took the oath of fidelity to the French Republic during the French Revolution.

    Exhibition

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Sint-Brixius

    3732 Schalkhoven (Hoeselt)

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    All weekend, possibility to enjoy a small treat.

    Free visit

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Saint-Nicolas

    4400 Souxhon (Flémalle)

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    The history of the church, restored in 2009, is shown. The church treasures are exhibited.

    Frendly welcome 

    Free visit

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Sint-Stefanus

    3730 Hoeselt

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    Municipality participating in the itinerary of Duilio Donzelli, an artist at the service of Reconstruction in the Meuse (1925-1940).

    Reception

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Saint-Evre

    55300 Mecrin

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    The church is open to visitors all year round except during school holidays.

    Visit 

    Free visit

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Sint-Jozef

    3080 Moorsel (Tervuren)

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    Saturday 5 pm : religious office

    Free visit

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Sint-Clemens

    8420 Klemskerke (De Haan)

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    Visit of the church and the tower.
    Sunday 10 am : religious office (Gospel choir)

    Free visit

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Sint-Blasius

    8421 Vlissegem (De Haan)

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    This permanent exhibition will be open all weekend. The documents and photos retrace the history of this beautiful church.

    Exhibition on the history of the church and its abbey over time 

    Exhibition

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Saint-Jean l'Evangéliste

    4052 Beaufays (Chaudfontaine)

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    Numerous animations! Radio and live workshops. Games for children. On reservation, for adults, painting workshops with Willoos, sculpture with Sabine de Coune and photographic walk with Mireille Neuberg. Free visit of the Sisters of Notre-Dame Heritage Centre. Bike ride "pousse-pousse" in the city of Namur. Possibility to eat on the spot.

    Open Doors Sainte-Julie Church and Radio RCF 

    Reception

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Sainte-Julie

    5000 Namur

  • 6 & 7 June 2020

    Open Church Days 2020 

    Free visit

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Saint-Donat

    6700 Arlon

  • 6 & 7 June 2020
    Exhibition of local artisans and various activities.

    Open & welcoming church 

    Exhibition

    06/06/2020
    07/06/2020

    Saint-Géry

    7110 Houdeng-Goegnies (La Louvière)

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