Twin-Cities: Kevelaer in South Africa and Bury St. Edmunds
Twin-Town Kevelaer in South Africa
The town of Kevelaer in South Africa is a mission of the diocese Mariannhill. Province Natal which was founded in 1887 and got – as it was common at that time – name of a European place of pilgrimage. In 1957 the town council of Kevelaer decided on twinning with this Virgin-Mary-Pilgrimage in South Africa. Since then Kevelaer has taken over many projects in the area of agriculture, pilgrimage-support, building- and maintenance works as well as the financing of social activities. In the course of time Kevelaer in South Africa has developed to become an important place of yearly pilgrimage for thousands of pilgrims.
Twin-Town Bury St. Edmunds
Bury St. Edmunds is a town in the county of Suffolk in England mainly known for a ruin of a Benedictine Abbey in the midst of the city. The abbey, in which the last Anglo-Saxon King Edmund was buried, became an important pilgrimage in the middle-ages. First contacts with the capital of St. Edmundsbury developed via the former Royal Airforce Station Laarbuch. After several mutual visits and a first getting to know each other the founding of the twinning was decided upon. The signing of the document took place on October 17th, 1981 in Bury St. Edmunds. When the official twinning took place twinning-associations on both sides were founded. Still today they are supporting mutual visits taking an active part to a cultural and interpersonal exchange.
Contact Partner:Partnerschaftsverein Kevelaer - Bury St. Edmunds e.V.
Chairman Bernd Pool
Haydnstrasse 57, 47623 Kevelaer
phonenumeber +49 (0) 28 32 16 02