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The Taizé Community is an ecumenical Christian monastic order in Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France.

It is composed of about 100 brothers who come from Protestant and Catholic traditions. The brothers come from about 30 countries across the world. The monastic order has a strong devotion to peace and justice through prayer and meditation. It was founded in 1940 by Brother Roger Schutz.

The community 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.

At St Augustine's we have regular services in the Taizé Style during the evening, particularly through our winter months. A Taizé service is composed of simple songs, readings of scripture and reflections, interspersed with silence. It is a contemplative service, lit by candles, and designed to focus on prayer. The service has a monastic old world feel and is well placed in the space of St Augustinel's.

Please keep an eye on our website for information about when our next Taizé Service will be.

For more information about Taizé you can visit the Taizé Community website at www.taize.fr/en

Next Taize Service: TBA

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