Looking for a traditional Christmas Carol Service in Belgium in 2019? Here’s a list of where to find one. And your chance to vote for Your Favorite Carol!
Many people, whether regular church-goers or not, love to sing the traditional Christmas carols. If you’re one of those people, then I hope you can get along to one of the carol services or concerts listed below. The list is alphabetical.
- Sunday 15 December @ 18.30: Traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols
- Sunday 22 December @ 10.30: Children’s Nativity
Of special interest in Antwerp are two Christmas concerts on Dec 21 and 22 in the newly renovated Antwerp Stock Exchange, which is one of the most beautiful buildings in Antwerp.
The English Church in Bruges: Sunday 15 December @ 18.00: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, St. Peter’s Chapel, ‘t keerske, Keerstraat 1, Bruges.
Cathedral of Saints Michael & Gudela: Saturday 21 December @ 15.00: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Place Sainte-Gudule, 1000 Brussels. (Sung by the Holy Trinity Brussels choir)
- Sunday 8 December @ 10.30: Nativity Play for children
- Sunday 8 December @ 18.00: Contemporary Carol Service
- Sunday 15 December @ 16.00: Family Carol Service
- Sunday 15 December @ 19.00: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
International Protestant Church of Brussels: Tuesday 24 December @ 17.30: Christmas Eve candlelight service with carols
- Sunday 15 December @ 11.00: Children’s Nativity Play
- Sunday 15 December @ 18.30: Nine Lessons and Carols
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church: Sunday 15 December @ 16.30: Parish Family Christmas Carol Concert
Vineyard Brussels: Wednesday 25 December @ 10.00: Christmas carol service with simultaneous translation into French
Non-church event: Brussels Carol Concert: Sunday 15 December @ 17.00
All Saint’s Episcopal Church: Sunday 8 December @ 15.45: Lessons & Carols at Christ Church, 22 Blvd Audent.
International Catholic Community of Ghent: Friday 20 December @ 19.00: Christmas carol concert, Christus Koningkerk, Rerum-novarumplein, Ghent.
St. John’s Anglican Church: Sunday 22 December @ 11.00: Lessons and Carols
St. Martha’s and St. Mary’s: Sunday 15 December @ 18.30: Ecumenical Bring-A-Friend Carol Service with the Justus Lipsius Catholic Community, Minderbroedersstraat 15, Leuven.
The English Church Ostend: Friday 20 December @ 19.00: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Lijsterbeslaan, Ostend
St. Paul’s Tervuren: Sunday 15 December @ 19.30: Carol Service
All Saints’ Episcopal Church: Wednesday 11 December @ 20.00: Waterloo Community Lessons & Carols Service
I advise checking the websites to verify the times and dates. The above list just focuses on carol services: most of them have other Christmas services too. These are detailed on their websites.
What’s your favorite Christmas carol?
If you’re not able to make one of the above, well, here’s a glorious rendition of my favourite carol:
Let’s have some fun!
So what is YOUR favorite Christmas carol? Below is a list of 16 famous carols. Which is your favorite? If it’s not on the list, vote for the one you like the most from these 16. And let’s see what comes Top of the (Carol) Pops among Discovering Belgium readers.
Also, if you know of other carol services taking place this December in English in Belgium, add a comment below or drop me a line and I’ll add it to the list.