The English Convent - Bruges

On Carmerstraat, you’ll see a beige-coloured stone church crowned with a large round dome. This is the 18th century church of the English Convent. Note that the church isn’t open to the public as it’s still a place of worship for a religious community. The origins of this English Convent date back to the 16th century and the reign of King Henry VIII of England. As a result of his disagreement with the Church of Rome and the Pope’s refusal to ratify his divorce, Henry decided to establish his own church. Many members of religious communities in England fled the country, including an order of Augustinian canonesses who, after an eventful journey, finally ended up in Bruges. The Baroque building you see here was built between 1736 and 1739.


Church open 2pm- 3.30pm and 4.15pm- 5.15pm. Closed Wednesdays and Sundays.

Address : Carmersstraat 83/85 8000 Bruges Belgium

Bus : Line 16, bus stop J Dooghelaan

Phone : + 32 50 33 24 24

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