What is Taizé Worship?

Taizé worship is named after a tiny village hidden in the hills of Burgundy in the eastern part of France. Since 1940, it’s been home to an ecumenical community of women and men who are dedicated to peace and the fostering of Christian unity.

A Taizé worship service is quiet and contemplative, and features short, easily repeated songs and scripture reading. It is a time of meditation and inner peace in the midst of a busy week. This peaceful, candlelight service allows worshipers a chance to be more open and attentive to the Spirit of God. As a time of reflection and contemplation, Taizé is ecumenical and open to all.