L'Église de la rue Belliard

L’Église de la rue Belliard was a Brussels-based evangelical Protestant congregation, started in 1837 when a group left the Temple de l'Observatoire Protestant church.[1]

HistoryEdit

L’Église de la rue Belliard originally met on rue du Jeu de paume under pastor Denis Lourde-Laplace, then on 24 rue Ducale under the ministry of pastor Edouard Panchaud (1839–1862). In 1851 the congregation built an Evangelical Chapel on 13 rue Belliard in the new Leopold quarter in Brussels.[2]

Over the years L’Église de la rue Belliard and the Temple de l'Observatoire divided and rejoined several times before finally reuniting in 1973 to become L’Église Protestante Bruxelles-Botanique.

The church building on rue Belliard was sold in 1974 and a new building on boulevard Bisschoffsheim dedicated in 1977.

List of pastorsEdit

Succession of pastors at L’Église de la rue Belliard

  • Denis LOURDE-LAPLACE 1837–1839
  • Edouard PANCHAUD 1839–1862
  • Clément de FAYE 1863–1876
  • Félix DUCASSE 1876–1879
  • Léonard ANET 1879–1880
  • Charles BYSE 1880–1882
  • Rodolphe MEYHOFFER 1882–1917
  • Henri MERLE D’AUBIGNE 1887–1892
  • Jean MEYHOFFER 1917–1927
  • Jules PERREGOUX 1924–1927
  • Daniel LEMAIRE 1928–1933
  • Emile HOYOIS (B) 1933–1935
  • Robert DU PASQUIER 1935–1946
  • Fritz HOYOIS 1942–1945
  • André CLERC 1945–1957
  • Denise PICCARD 1952–1954
  • Denise WOHLWERTH (assistant) 1954–1955
  • Martin BEUKENHORST (assistant) 1954–1955
  • Maurice RAYMOND (assistant) 1954–1955
  • Victor PHILDIUS (assistant) 1954–1955
  • Rodolphe GILLY 1957–1964
  • Jean-Claude BORDIER 1960–1969
  • Pierre REGARD 1964–1972
  • Emile LE COZANNET 1970–1977

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mahillon, P (1984)
  2. ^ Mahillon, P (1984)

Coordinates: 50°50′32.36″N 4°22′8.34″E / 50.8423222°N 4.3689833°E / 50.8423222; 4.3689833