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Taizé: Liturgical Wisdom for the Church

  • Course Dates: Wed 6 May 2015, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

In 1940 Roger Schutz (or Brother Roger as he became known) a son of a Swiss Reformed pastor, travelled to Taizé, a village in the Burgundy region of France, and founded a religious community in war-torn Europe.

As a way of marking the community’s 75th anniversary this study day provides an opportunity to reflect upon and discuss the legacy of prayer at Taizé. It will explore how public prayer at Taizé has been shaped by the ethos of the community as well as the reasons for its wide popularity in the wider church. Particular attention will be paid to some of the distinguishing characteristics of Taizé prayer: music, silence, hospitality and simplicity.

There will be opportunity for participants to share examples of ways in which Taizé-style prayer has enriched public prayer. This is a day suitable for anyone with an interest in finding practical wisdom from a remarkable contemporary renewal in Christian prayer.

Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries
aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception)

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Wed 6 May 2015
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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James Steven is Dean of Studies and Director of Liturgy and Worship at Sarum College. He has a particular interest in the relationship between theology and liturgical practice; Anne Harrison is a freelance church musician and educator based in Durham. Both have made visits to Taizé and been involved in Taizé prayer events in this country
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