Thursday 15 November 2018
For several months now, the links between PARCUM-CRKC and Open Churches have been strengthened. After all, both organisations are striving to open up the religious buildings as much as possible, even outside the hours of the celebrations. Open Churches has been working on this for many years and the number of members is still growing every year. PARCUM-CRKC has built up a lot of expertise in the field of security and management of church buildings. And it is precisely the concern for the safety of the church building that often makes it difficult for church councils to turn their church into an "open church".
On 5 and 6 June, the 14th "JEO" will be held throughout Belgium. In 2019, more than 500 places of worship will offer a weekend of rich and varied activities to an unusual public. In 2021, with the theme "Church, red thread", let's try to beat this record! Online registration is now open and closes on 28 February.
In spite of the health crisis and its share of restrictions, the four national entities of the Open Churches network have found different ways to continue to promote the religious heritage and to open it up to as many people as possible.
Discover our new brochure with almost 500 sacred places to discover in Belgium, France and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Discover our exhibition "The Unusual in Religious Buildings" at Our Lady of the Rosary church in Moha (Wanze) and enjoy this church adorned with stained glass windows in a thousand colours, which celebrates precisely the centenary of its reconstruction.