Saint George’s memorial church

15 minutes away

Skindles Guesthouse is the perfect operating base to visit the Flanders Fields. Saint George’s memorial church is one of the many memorial things of WWI who are worth visiting.

In Ieper (Ypres) today there are two great memorials to the fallen of the First World War, perhaps the best known of which is the Menin Gate. St George’s memorial church however, equals this both in importance and in perpetuating a daily act of remembrance.

Saint George’s memorial church is an Anglican Church within the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe. Our Diocesan Bishop is the Lord Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe who shares his responsibilities with the Suffragan Bishop in Europe.

St George’s is a Pilgrimage Church for the many thousands of people who visit the World War One sites of the Ypres Salient Battlefields.  There is a small resident congregation who live in Ypres and surrounding area of Belgium and Lille(Northern France).

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Saint George’s memorial church

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Saint George’s memorial church is een Anglicaanse kerk is gebouwd in 1928-29 naar de plannen van de Londense architect Sir Reginald Blomfield. Het gebouw is bedoeld om de 500 000 Britse soldaten te herdenken, die tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog gestorven waren bij 3 gevechten aan de Ieperboog. Het kerkje is gratis te bezoeken. In 1952 waren er slechts een 600-tal bezoekers, maar in 2000 liep het cijfer op tot 70 000.

Deze ‘Herinneringskerk’ herbergt tal van herinneringen aan de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Tot zelfs het meubilair werd alles door Britse verenigingen, regimenten of individuelen geschonken.