St George’s Memorial Church (Ypres)-Belgium
St George’s 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).
The Mission of St George's is to direct people to God through proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
All who serve here as Chaplain. Churchwardens and Members of the Church Council help towards this end.
Here we offer Christian worship and prayer in the Anglican tradition to be ‘still in the presence of the Lord' in a place filled with the Memorials. of stained glass. brass and stone. to those who fought for peace and justice. who gave their lives for their country in Two World Wars.
We welcome tourists. pilgrims and school students from many countries. churches and world faiths.
We are committed to ecumenical partnerships working together with our fellow Christians.
We minister to the British Community, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, to all who enter our Church.
We listen to those in need. those who mourn, those who seek knowledge of their ancestors.
We pray for the faithful and those whose faith is known only to God.
We give Christian burial to the recovered remains of soldiers of the Great War (1914—1918) some known. others known only to God.
This Church is a house of God.
This is a place of Remembrance.
This is a Holy Place