Precautionary Measures Against the Coronavirus

The Stichting Oude Groninger Kerken (SOGK) has taken precautionary measures to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Measures extended until 1 June

All SOGK activities, such as lectures and excursions, have been cancelled. The churchwardens of the 93 churches owned by the SOGK are requested to call off all public events and activities, at least until 1 June. Bijzondere Locaties Groningen have cancelled all scheduled events and activities during this period. The Schoolkerk and Atelier Avec Plezier in Garmerwolde are also closed until June 1st.


Solitary visits – keep your distance to stay safe Some of our churches are open to the public daily. Churches have traditionally been places of refuge in uncertain times, therefore we will not require our churches to close their doors. We are, of course, closely monitoring the Government’s guidelines and if the situation changes, we will adapt our measures accordingly. We will keep you posted via our website.