Saint George's Memorial Church, Ieper (Ypres)

Saint George's Memorial Church, Ypres, Belgium, was built to commemorate over 500,000 British and Commonwealth troops, who had died in the three battles fought for the Ypres Salient, during World War I.The church was built following an appeal led by The Ypres League and its President Field Marshal Sir John French, Earl of Ypres, for a British memorial church to be built. Land was given by the town, and the foundation stone was laid by Field Marshal Lord Plumer on 24 July 1927. The church was consecrated by the Bishop of Fulham on 24 March 1929. The architect was Sir Reginald Blomfield. The church is part of the Diocese in Europe of the Church of England and is also a Belgian national monument. The church is open every day from 9:30 am until dusk (4 pm in winter).The church has many plaques and memorials to regiments, associations and individuals.In 2016, as part of the First World War centenary commemorations, a project to install a ring of bells was launched. The church was originally planned to include a ring, but there was insufficient funding available.By September 2017, the church was able to pay for a new ring of change-ringing bells, cast by John Taylor & Co of Loughborough. They are the first of their kind in Belgium.
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  • This little part of England opposite the Flanders Fields Museum is fascinating. Every inch covered with brass memorial plaques - a tribute to the solders who gave their lives - beautifully kept, with ...  more »
  • Located just off main square this church houses a unique insight into how many people were involved and affected by the Great War. Well worth a look around. It’s quite a lot to take it. Each plaque co...  more »
  • The venue is located in the city centre of Ypres near the central square. The church is small. The interior is quite impressive with a lot of brass plaques in memory of the British soldiers who fought...  more »
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  • If you are in Leper this Church is well worth searching out.
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  • What a wonderful place to visit. The church contains emblems and cushions bearing the names and crests of all British Regiments from WW1
  • I walked into this Anglican Church in the memory a bit by chance... and j is felt a very particular... a lot of emotion amtmosphere and presence as I had the pleasure to meet the former chaplain military Fredeick.. .that m has exilique the history of this beautiful memorial and Church I have unfortunately lost his address that we are s Exchange... I hope that he can read my message and my address on my email address... thanks for this beautiful meeting anne
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