at The Gift Cafe, The Lodge, Grosvenor Park, Chester CH1 1QQ
Open Friday morning sessions singing rich contemplative chants in one of Chester's architectural gems.
Taize is an ecumenical Christian community in France that was founded after the second World War with a desire to bridge differences between various Christian denominations, in a mission to facilitate peace. They have developed a style of worship that centres on contemplative singing, sung in 4-part harmony using short phrases from scripture.
At the end of each course participants are invited to co-lead the singing during the regular Tuesday midday service at St Peter's church. This is a public service, so friends and family can come along too. You are also welcome to attend the sessions whether or not you can commit to the service.
I run 6 week blocks of Taize sessions at the cafe in the park in Chester, in the lead up to Advent and Easter. In 2019 we will have an extra block in the summer.
Each block of sessions will run on Fridays 10.30-12.30. We will then co-lead a lunchtime Taize service with St Peters Priest in Charge, Revd Jonathan Phillips on the Tuesday following the final session
Participants are invited to make a donation of £5 if they have the means. If you are keen to come and sing, please do not let financial circumstances prevent you from attending.
Advent 2019 Fridays 25 Oct to 29 Nov with a service on Tuesday 3 December
Lent 202 dates tbc