My lovely friend, co-volunteer and fellow-shopworker, Franziska (from Leipzig) has been arranging simple, weekly Taize services in the Abbey (after the main Sunday evening “quiet place” service).Each week, some 50 people turn up each time and either sit on cushions in the chancel or in the choir stalls.
Franziska has a simply beautiful singing voice (don’t tell her I think so!) and the rest of us follow her lead (both the gifted singers and those, like me, that don’t fall into this category!).
The overall effect is quite magical and it’s a powerful, and fitting, end to the day.
Photo: candles at the altar.