Saint-Pierre/ Sint-Pieter Church (Woluwe)

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Until 1935, Saint-Pierre/Sint-Pieter Church in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre/Sint-Pieters-Woluwe had the picturesque appearance of a village church. The church was first mentioned in an 1164 cartulary from Forest/Vorst Abbey, while the pre-1935 building most likely dated from the late 18th century, as the abbess of Forest/Vorst ordered it to be partly rebuilt in 1755. In any case, the church’s administrative board decided that the building was in a dilapidated state and far too small, and so the surrounding land was expropriated and the simple building was expanded considerably: only the tower and choir of the original church would remain. Building work began in 1936. The church’s Art Deco-style interior is notable for its subdued appearance, featuring various decorative marbles on the floor (Noir de Mazy, yellow Siena and Bois Jourdan marble), altars and facing (grey Italian Levanto and pearl-grey Eastern marble, along with Roman travertine). The academic-style stained-glass windows, crafted by master glassmaker J.B. Jacobs, were put in place in 1937. All of them depict scenes from the life of St Peter, the first apostle, including Peter’s profession of faith, the primacy of Peter, Jesus walking on water and saving Peter, Peter’s denial, Peter’s deliverance by the angel, Peter healing the paralysed man and, above the choir, the miraculous catch of fish. An eighth window, showing St Peter holding the key to Paradise, was added in 1939. (Listed since 19 February 2004)

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Parvis Saint-Pierre/Sint-Pietersvoorplein, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre/Sint-Pieters-Woluwe

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