January 12, 2018
Categorised in: Faith
What is Taizé?
The Taizé style of worship was founded by Brother Roger Louis Schutz-Marsauche in 1940 in Taizé, in the Burgundy region of France. The community in Taizé is an ecumenical monastic order with a strong devotion to peace and justice through meditation, music and prayer. We find that this powerful but simple method of worship is helpful to people on a spiritual level.
Taizé, France is an important Christian site of pilgrimage, especially for young pilgrims, who attend in their thousands every year to reconnect with their faith. At Winchester Cathedral we want to particularly encourage students and young people to attend our Taizé services.
The life in Taizé is centred on prayer which follows the Benedictine tradition of Ora et Labora (Pray and Work). This tradition is replicated to a certain extent in the Cathedral’s daily services; Morning Prayer, Midday prayer (Holy Communion) and Evening Prayer/Evensong.
Taizé remains resolutely ecumenical, bringing together people from all denominations and cultures. It is a sign of hope in a divided world and its spirituality has brought new life to Christian churches throughout the world.
When are the Taizé Services at Winchester Cathedral?
Taizé style worship happens at the Icons in the Retrochoir at Winchester Cathedral with services starting at 6.00 pm.
The dates for 2018 are as follows:
Sunday 28 January
Sunday 25 February
Sunday 18 March
Sunday 29 April
Sunday 24 June
Sunday 29 July
Sunday 23 September
Sunday 28 October
Sunday 25 November
You are invited to join us for light refreshments after the service. Students and young people are particularly welcome.
For all our services please see our service listings.