Taizé Services

A warm welcome at St Paul's


Please note – no Taize service in May.

The Vespers (evening prayer) service in the style of the Taizé (pronounced teh – zay) community is offered at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church at 7pm on the 3rd Sunday of each month from May through to September. All welcome to these services of quiet worship and reflection.

The monthly services are held in addition to regular evening worship at St Paul’s Presbyterian and Trinity Methodist as members of the Inner City Covenant churches. In summer, the cool vibe of Jazz Vespers, and in winter the warm hospitality of Taizé. Whether you live in Napier, or are a visitor, whether you usually come to church or not, these services provide a place where you are welcome, a place of music, prayer and refreshment.

Worship in the style of Taizé is simple – candles to light the darkness, simple, chanted songs with instrumental accompaniment to settle the spirit, silent prayer to refresh the soul. Come in, sit down, on a pew or a chair or a cushion. Sing as much or as little as you like. Let the spirit and the space surround you. The Taizé community is an ecumenical community in the south of France, where people of all ages and all denominations from all over the world gather to eat and pray together and discover a sense of kindness, simplicity and belonging.

The summer season starts at Labour weekend at Trinity Methodist Church, 32 Clive Square East with Jazz Vespers which contain elements of a concert and a worship service, offering opportunity for reflection through the notes of music and verse. The Vespers will continue on the 3rd Sunday of each month through the summer.

For more information, ph 8355359, or email stpaulsnapier@gmail.com, or call in to the church on any weekday or Sunday morning.