Saint Andrew’s Church
A short introduction to a visit
Dear visitor, welcome to our homely parish church ‘SaintThis is a title that the Church bestows on a deceased person who has lived a particularly righteous and faithful life. In the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Church, saints may be venerated (not worshipped). Several saints are also martyrs. Andrew’s’!
Even though this was once the ‘Parish of Misery’, the church still contains a number of gems from Antwerp’s artistic heritage that manage to surprise many visitors.
Typical of these regions the church building is one in Gothic style with mannerist paintings, baroque furniture and neogothic stained glass windows and, even more exceptionally, some contemporary additions. The light cast by the sun is very pleasant particularly in combination with the colours in the stained glass windows, which inspired Vincent Van Gogh, among others.
As a ‘house of God’ Saint-Andrew’s church is an oasis of peace that opens its doors for you thanks to the enthusiastic team of volunteers.