Liturgy Institute London

For a detailed and peaceful study of Liturgy

Geert C. Leenknegt

Geert C. Leenknegt serves as a representative of the Institutum Liturgicum in London. He is the director of development and teaches pastoral liturgy.

Photo of Geert Leenknegt


He is a priest of the diocese of Ghent in Belgium, and pastor of several parishes.

He graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven and has a degree Master of Theology and Religious Studies (KU Leuven), Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (KU Leuven) and a post-graduate Diploma in Liturgical Studies (London).

At the moment he is working on a doctoral dissertation on ‘The importance of silence in the liturgy as an element of active participation. A study of Sacrosanctum Concilium no. 30 to a qualification of silence in the liturgy, its relationship with the Liturgical Movement, the monastic tradition and pastoral tensions and challenges.’

He is an academic staff (BAP) and contractual researcher of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies – KU Leuven, Research Unit of Pastoral and Empirical Theology.


Research Interests

    • Liturgy,
    • Medieval Liturgy,
    • Byzantine Liturgy,
    • Liturgy and Architecture,
    • Catholic Liturgy,
    • Pastoral Liturgy,
    • Myth And Ritual Studies, Liturgics,
    • Liturgy, Sacred Music,
    • Early Medieval,
    • Liturgical Studies.



    • KU Leuven – University of Leuven, Theology/Philosophy, Graduate Student
    • Institutum Liturgicum – London, Graduate Student



geert.leenknegt AT kuleuven DOT be
Rev. Geert C. Leenknegt
Grote Plaats 15
B 9280 Lebbeke
phone +32 52 41 05 95
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

4 June 2018