What is Taizé?
A million candles, gentle sung chants led by musicians, including guitar. Forty minutes of total peace. Join in with the chants (printed service sheet provided), or just sit and let your worries and fears melt into God’s hands.
Taizé at St Francis
Taize is currently on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Light a candle in one of the times of quiet.
Speak with a prayer leader
If you wish, speak privately with a leader who will pray with you for healing, or for whatever is on your heart.
The service is followed by a small reception of light refreshments and conversation.
Get involved – join our friendly team in setting out the candles, preparing the reception, having a team dinner before the service, lighting all the candles and afterwards storing the candles until our next Taizé.
More about Taizé
The Taizé Community was founded by Frère Roger in 1940. He pondered what it really meant to live a life according to the Scriptures and began a quest for a different expression of the Christian life.
The Community now has around 100 brothers, and has become one of the world’s most important sites of Christian pilgrimage. Over 100,000 young people from around the world make pilgrimages to Taizé each year for prayer, Bible study, sharing, and communal work. Through the community’s ecumenical outlook, they are encouraged to live in the spirit of kindness, simplicity and reconciliation.