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Sint-Antonius Abtkerk

Sint-Antonius Abtkerk


Charming church with its octagonal tower, whose base dates from the beginning of the 13th century and the upper part from 1904-1905. The choir and the transept are in primitive Gothic style. The staircase turret is Gothic.

The nave, created by the architect Jules Carette, is Neo-Romanesque and was erected only at the beginning of the 20th century. The centenary of the church was celebrated with seventeen artists. The adoration of Saint Anthony is found at the centre of parish life. Numerous people come to pray to the saint for relief from all sorts of illnesses among human beings and cattle, among others for shingles, epilepsy and for other contagious diseases such as the swine plague … The abbot Saint Anthony is also the patron saint of butchers.

Kortrijk
Lat : 50.7685Lng : 3.26233
0 m
1 year

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