We were saddened to hear of the death of Canon Chad Coussmaker, for 16 years chaplain in Antwerp. Prior to that he served in Turkey and Malta, also in Diocese in Europe. Following his time in Antwerp Chad, with his wife Jean, moved to Moscow, where they took on the heavy responsibility of re-opening the Anglican Church and vicarage during the initial post-communist years.
His service must be one of the longest, and most distinguished, in the Diocese in Europe. His wisdom and cheerfulness will be sorely missed. Our condolences to his wife Jean, and children Michael and Claire.
He last visited St Boniface in 2011, for the re-dedication of the west window after its restoration. There are some photos here.
The St Boniface social event of the summer – the barbecue – was a great success! Many thanks to all, including chefs, organizers and all who came along.
More photos here (with thanks to Jan Heuvelmans).
St Boniface Antwerp had something to celebrate yesterday (2 July) – both Fr Andrew and Fr Brian had been ordained for 35 years!
After the morning service there was a small reception, where the members of the congregation grasped the chance to congratulate them both, and thank them for all they do for us.
More photos here.
A big thank-you to everyone who supported our Summer Fayre – it was a super day, and brought in 1700 euro for Friends of St Boniface vzw. And if you couldn’t be there, there’s still time to make a donation…
The photos are here.
The St Boniface choir went to Brussels yesterday (June 10) to participate in the Archdeaconry Choral Festival. It was a great day, our thanks to the organizers in Brussels.
A high point for Antwerp was that Sigrid and Elin received their RSCM medals during the service. They were well-deserved – congratulations!
There are more photos here.
Yesterday we celebrated Corpus Christi at St Boniface, and the children of the Sunday school were called in to help with scattering rose petals during the procession. As one of them said afterwards – “the best day EVER.”
There are a couple more photos here.
Last Sunday was the ‘Taste of Nigeria’ lunch. A great success! Jan Heuvelmans and Fr Brian took some photos.
They did it and raised more than 500 euro for Friends of St Boniface vzw!
Sincere thanks to Charlie and Sunny for competing, and to everyone who sponsored them.
There are photos from the Mothers’ Union event on Sunday 29/4.
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated – in the presentations, and preparing the delicious food. Also for donating to ongoing projects including Nyumba Ya Wazee – an old people’s day centre in northern Uganda.
(Updated 2 May 2018)