The church in Geluveld was also destroyed during World War I. The church administration appointed modernist architect Huib Hoste to build the church in Geluveld in 1920. After correspondence with increasingly negative tones between parish priest Delrue and the master builder and repeated adjustments, Hoste’s appointment was finally withdrawn in January 1923.

New architect

Jules Coomans, Ypres city architect, took over his task. Completed at the end of 1925, the church was dedicated to Saint Margaret, who had been venerated here for eight centuries. Inside, many wax figures of this saint can be found. On the outside are a number of bas-reliefs depicting Margaret’s life.

Memorial plaque

Next to the altar is a plaque in memory of Wilfrid-Evelyn Littleboy, lieutenant of the 16th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, who fell here on 9 October 1917.

Practical info

  • Can be done with a guide
  • Free

Address information

8980 Zonnebeke

T: 0032 (0)51 77 04 41


  • Geluveld
  • Groups > 15p.
  • Individuals and groups < 15p.
  • Religious buildings
  • WWI
  • Guided
  • Child-friendly (12 y)
  • Child-friendly (3 y)
  • Child-friendly (7 y)


Wheelchair-accessible walking route: Geluveld walk Estimated distance: 0.06 Km
Geluveld walking loop Estimated distance: 0.10 Km
Gheluvelt Chateau Estimated distance: 0.44 Km