Geert C. Leenknegt

Director of Development for the Liturgy Institute

Photo of Geert Leenknegt

As Director of Development, Fr Leenknegt serves as representative of the Institutum Liturgicum in particular for Flanders and the Netherlands, where he is engaged in fundraising for the benefit of the Liturgy Institute.

Pastoral Responsibilities

He is a priest of the diocese of Ghent in Belgium. He graduated from but continues to pursue his studies at the Catholic University of Leuven and at the Institutum Liturgicum, London. He is also a member of the diocesan commission for Liturgy.

On 10 October 2013, The Right Reverend Luc Van Looy, Bishop of Gent appointed Rev.  Leenknegt the dean of the region Lebbeke and the pastor of five parishes

O.-L.-Vrouw Geboorte in Lebbeke
Heilig Kruis in Lebbeke
H. Johannes Maria Vianney (Heizijde) in Lebbeke,
St.-Martinus in Denderbelle
St.-Salvator in Wieze

During this transition Rev Leenknegt will continue to reside in the parish house of  St.-Machariusparochie in Laarne, where he has served five parishes for several years. At present his address remains: p/a Lepelstraat 1, B 9270 Laarne, and his phone number is 09 369 08 97.

Some of the participants in the 2011 inaugural session of studies at the IL

Some of the participants in the 2011 inaugural session of studies at the IL


“the inner renewal of the Church will only succeed if it starts from a better understanding and celebrating its liturgy, faithful to its tradition and openness to the needs of the time. The self-understanding of the Church lies in understanding of its liturgy as ‘highlight and resource’. ” G. C. Leenknegt