Sr Goedele M. De Belder

20 August 1935 –  20 July 2021

Sr Goedele died peacefully at Bedford South Wing hospital on Tuesday, 20 July. Sr Zoë and Sr Benedict were with her.

She was aged 85, and in the 60th year of her religious profession.

Her funeral will take place at 10 am on Monday, 9th August, followed at 11.30 am by a short service at Turvey cemetery.

As our chapel remains closed, the Mass and Office for the Dead will be live streamed to the Turvey Abbey channel on YouTube, but you are welcome to join us for the short service at Turvey cemetery at 11.30 am.
If you are planning to come, please let us know, so that we can provide enough service sheets for everyone.

She was born at Antwerp, Belgium, in 1935, and made her monastic profession at Schotenhof, Belgium, in 1962. She came to England and made her final profession at Cockfosters, London. At Cockfosters she taught the reception class at the Vita et Pax school.

The community moved to Turvey in 1981 and friendships forged with families at Cockfosters continued at Turvey. The move to Turvey was a new beginning and Sr Goedele turned her hand to a variety of things. She had a life-long concern for the welfare of children and prayed regularly for children throughout the world. She had contact with people from all walks of life, fostering ecumenism through friendship. Many will remember her for her genuine interest in their lives and work.


Monday, 9th August, 10 am
Funeral Mass for Sr Goedele De Belder, O.S.B.


Sr Goedele
IT Enthusiast
Mothers’ Day at Turvey Abbey, 1990’s
Bee Keeper





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