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This is a service based on the style of worship of the ecumenical monastic community of brothers at Taizé in Burgundy, France. It is a service of the Word.

It is distinctive for the style of music which is integral to the worship: simple, repetitive chants, usually accompanied by instruments. The chants, slowly repeated, provide a focus for the mind while the spirit can go deeper into prayer.

The service takes place in the South Aisle gathered around the ‘Taizé Cross’. There is a scripture reading, a short address and times of silence and prayer, 40-45 min.