What on earth is Taize?
On a small hill in the Burgundy region of France sits a vibrant community of prayer. It has become holy space for many seeking God in a deeper way. The monastery of Taize is a welcoming community that invites people from around the world to come and pray and be in community. At the heart of their style of prayer are simply sung prayers that are meant to be sung over and over again. These sung prayers have become known worldwide. On the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm, we gather in the Westhope sanctuary to try and hold this same type of holy space as we practice this same style of prayer. After a brief welcome this is the typical flow of the service: we sing several sung prayers, read two scripture passages, share about ten minutes of silence, sing a couple more sung prayers while people light candles and spend time around the cross, and then depart with a benediction. It is a beautiful time of deepening in our own sense of God with us as well as spending time together as a community. We hope that you will give it a try, even just once, so that you might find the mystery and wonder of this ancient prayer style.