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Taizé Prayer at St. Mary’s Rydal

Monthly Taizé evening prayer for Christians of all traditions. A simple, meditative form of worship, calling us to dwell deeply on Christ’s presence around and within us. Mantra songs (such as, “Jesus, Remember Me”), prayerful silence and short readings guide the focus of the prayer in a candle-lit environment. The Service lasts about 45 minutes.

Taizé Prayer is named for the ecumenical Christian community formed in Taizé, France during World War II. Today the Taizé community includes brothers from all Christian denominations, including Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions.

Tower Restoration Project – Further Remedial Work

May 2022 update. The scaffolding surrounding the church tower is due to be dismantled imminently. Now that the risk of frost has passed the contractors are carrying out some final repairs while high-level access is available before the scaffold is removed. The repaired lime render and limewash will have the full summer to cure, ensuring that by the time winter is upon us, the coating will be sound and able to withstand the winter. ++