Église chrétienne protestante française-allemande de Bruxelles

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The Église chrétienne protestante française-allemande de Bruxelles (the Franco-German Protestant Christian Church of Brussels) was the official name of Brussels Protestant Church from 1816-1830.

Following the Battle of Waterloo (1815) Brussels was the southern capital of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands under the House of Nassau-Orange. The congregation was attended by the Protestant William of Orange-Nassau.[1]

At this time in Brussels besides this church there were two other Protestant congregations, both Dutch-speaking.[2] From 1816 one of these met in the Temple des Augustins.

Following the pastorate of Jean-Pierre Charlier 1804-1822, and after a one-year vacancy, Genevan preacher of Le Reveil, Merle D'Aubigne, was called as pastor and served 1823-1830.[2]

When D'Aubigné left in the wake of the Belgian revolution and independence of 1830, Chrétien-Henri Vent was appointed as successor.[3]

In 1830 the Belgian state officially recognized the church as L'Église Protestante de Bruxelles (Brussels Protestant Church), a name it bears to the present day.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.eglisemusee.be
  2. ^ a b http://www.theologienet.nl/documenten/Braekman%20Brussel%20Protestantisme.rtf
  3. ^ http://www.eglisedumusee.be/eglise/pasteurs.html