Taizé Service

Tuesdays at 7pm in the Church

Our Taizé services have proved very popular with both regular and non-regular churchgoers alike.  The ambience - a combination of music & silence, candles & incense - appeals to all the senses.

The informal service takes place in the candlelit Church and it is quiet and reflective.  There are no spoken words, just music and periods of silence for your own private prayer and contemplation. The chants are set out in the service booklet and you can just listen or feel free to join in.

Taizé is a large ecumenical community based in France which offers its individual spirituality to a worldwide audience - particularly young adults aged 17-30.

Founded by Brother Roger in France in 1940, the community was involved in sheltering refugees, trying to escape persecution during World War II.

Today, the Taizé Community is made up of over a hundred Brothers, from various Anglican, Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions, coming from over thirty different countries. The Taizé Fraternity states that, by their very existence, the Brothers are a ‘parable of community’ that want their lives to be a sign of reconciliation between divided Christians and between separated peoples.

For more information about Taizé, you can also visit the Taizé website at http://www.taize.fr

The Taizé community has encouraged thousands of people of all ages to come together to worship at Taizé services worldwide - thereby enhancing their relationship with God and with their community.

You can do the same thing in our Church on Tuesday evenings!  

The services are held weekly throughtout the year (see our Calendar).