Saint George's Memorial Church

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The English Church in Ieper is a must see for all WW1 battlefield pilgrims, built in the English style to commemorate the fallen of WW1.

The foundation stone was placed  on the same day as the inauguration of the Menin Gate.

As you step inside the door a history of loss and sacrifice is clearly illustrated by the walls being devoured by memorial plaques to the fallen soldiers of the Great War.

The bell tower was paid for by a grieving father who had lost two Sons, one one the Somme the other in Ypres, they were reunited after the war and buried just around the corner ( to the rear of the Prison opposite) at YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY  Henry Knott & James Knott

Take sometime to walk around the courtyard, this used to be the school for the Children of the Imperial War Graves Commission gardeners and was funded by Old Etonians in memory of their fallen soldiers.

Sunday Service 18.00hrs each Sunday Evening.  You can attend a service  prior to the Last Post Ceremony (Ticket only - Free - email Brian Llewellyn or the Church Wardens in advance - Ricky and Patrick)  and then take the short walk up to the Menin Gate passing the historic Cloth Hall.

Church events held throughout the year.

More info:

Reverend Brian Llewellyn 
Chaplain
St George's Memorial Church
Elverdingsestraat 1, 8900 Ieper
Belgium
Email: @ yahoo.com stgeorge.ieper

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