Regular prayers in Australia

Prayers with songs from Taizé exist in many places in Australia. We would hope that they be opportunities to gather young adults to let them deepen their faith in Christ and commitment in their Churches. The prayers appearing on this page are regular prayers known directly or indirectly to the brothers and which are in touch with the reality of the local Church in that area.

The "pilgrimage of trust on earth" is not a movement in the formal sense of the word at all. So no one has a list of "members". It is often possible, however, to put people in touch with others in their locality. Please feel free to contact us at community

During the time of the coronavirus crisis, many of these prayers will not function. If you are not sure, please contact the organisers and they will be able to confirm whether or not the prayer will take place or when it will begin again.

South Australia

North Adelaide

Brougham Place Uniting Church
193 Brougham Place
North Adelaide, SA
An ecumenical gathering using the prayers and music of Taize.
The third Sunday of the month at 5pm
Contact: John on 08 8267 2657 or johnh

Bethany, Barossa Valley

Every Sunday evening, prayer and eucharist with the Songs of Taizé, at 7.00pm at Bethany.
- For further details please contact: Brian Philips at brian.phillips

Gawler, S.A.

The Church of the Transfiguration
Adelaide Road
Gawler, SA
- First Wednesday at 7pm each month: ’A Meditation from Taize’ with Songs, Prayers and a Reflection on the bible text from the Community.
- Third Wednesday at 7pm each month: ’Prayers of Hope and Reconciliation with Holy Communion’ using the Songs & Prayers of the Taize Community.
Contact: David or Betty on 08 85224168
or dethorpeoz

New South Wales

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Sydney Metropolitan Area

Lavender Bay 2060

St Francis Xavier’s
Mackenzie St (behind North Sydney Station)
1.30pm every second Saturday of the month
Contact: Sr Lynne Green

Davidson 2085

St Martin de Porres Catholic Church ( [])
149 Prahran Ave
1st Friday of the month, 8.00pm, except January
Carmel & Tony Smith

Epping 2121

St Alban’s Anglican Church
Pembroke St
2nd Sunday of the month, 6.00 p.m. (except January)
Fr Paul Weaver
office or call 9876-3362.

Liverpool 2170

Loreto Place Chapel
behind All Saints Church, 48 George St, Liverpool, NSW 2170
Friday 13 March, Friday 10 July, Friday 30 October
7.30pm - 8.30pm followed by supper
a reflective evening of music, scripture and prayer. People of all Christian denominations are most welcome!
Contact: Kim Mannix kim.allsaints or phone 9753 6500

South Hurstville 2221

St Mark’s Anglican Church
The Mall, South Hurstville NSW 2221
Quarterly Ecumenical prayers with songs from Taizé
4pm 8 March, 14 June, 13 September, 13 December 2020
Contact: Bruce Cooke assistant southhurstville.anglican....
tel 0412 680 430

Heathcote, 2233

Mary, Help of Christians Church
At the front of St Vincent s Care Services, John Paul Village
15 The Ave., Heathcote, New South Wales 2233
Friday 15 March, Friday 7 August, Friday 13 November
a reflective evening of music, scripture and prayer. People of all Christian denominations are most welcome!
Contact Kim Mannix via St John Bosco Parish Engadine/Heathcote
tel 02 9529 - 8277 or email boscosecretary

NSW Central Coast


Facebook: Taize Newcastle Australia

Adamstown 2289

Adamstown Uniting Church
228 Brunker Rd, Adamstown
2nd Sunday of alternate months at 5pm (2020 8 March, 10 May, 12 July, 13 September, 8 November
Tea/coffee available from 4.30pm.
web: []
People may be added to email list for notices by contacting jennifer.burns51

NSW South Coast Illawarra

Albion Park 2527

Prayers held at St Paul’s Catholic Church, Albion Park 2527
Sunday evenings once a term Y6J 6 pm, please check for details - []
Contact: Nathalie Hayes munny_penny

Canberra ACT

Weston Creek 2611

Weston Creek Uniting Church
16 Parkinson Street, Weston ACT 2611
2nd Sunday of the month, 5.30pm
Annemarie Nicol
0421 492 554



Melbourne CBD

Quarterly, as advertised. Held at various Churches around the Melbourne city centre. These prayers are especially for the 18-35s. If you are older, please bring some younger people with you. for details
Visit the Facebook event at []
If you would like be involved with music or help set-up on the night,
please email:


Burwood Uniting Church,
Cnr Warrigal Road & Hyslop Street, Glen Iris 3146
4th Wednesday of each month at 8pm.
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St Margaret’s Anglican Church, 79-81 Pitt Street
Taize Prayer at 7.30pm every Thursday during Lent. Otherwise, every third Thursday of the month, after Lent until December.
Contact: (03) 9439 9238 parishoffice
Lenten prayer cancelled until further notice

Lower Templestowe

St.Mark’s Anglican Church
Cnr High Street and Dellfield Drive
Lower Templestowe VIC 3107
Service with songs from Taize 5pm 3rd Sunday of each month February to November
Contact: the parish worship group at worship


St George’s Anglican Church
Cnr Silvan And Main Rds, Monbulk, 3793
5.30pm on the last Sunday of each month
Meal after, for those who wish
Contact Elisabeth Fensham libbyfensham, tel: 0439756655


Chalice Uniting Church
251 High Street, Northcote Vic 3070
5:30pm first Saturday each month from February to December. Come at 5pm if you would like to help with singing
Dinner nearby after for those who wish
Contact Alister Pate alister

Outer Metropolitan

Please let us know of any prayers taking place in the Outer Metropolitan area or elsewhere in Victoria


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St. Philip’s Anglican Church
115 Cornwall St.
Annerley, QLD 4103
First Sunday of every month at 6pm (except January)
Music practice 5pm
Contact James Macdonald
Moana4019 or 07 33913915

Kenmore Hills

Old Friary
139 Brookfield Road
Kenmore Hills, QLD 4069
Taize service at 5.30pm on the first Sunday of every month
Contact Vivienne Binns, 0409 495 004


St Thomas Anglican Church
3/96 Jephson Street, Toowong, 4066
5.30 pm 23rd March Taize Style service, theme, Lent
further services planned for Pentecost, All Saints and Advent
Email: office or call Margaret Walker on 0412494241

Western Australia

South Perth

Mary MacKillop Centre
16 York Street, South Perth, WA, 6151
7pm - 8pm (chapel doors open 6.30pm) on 15 Mar, 17 May, 21 Jun, 16 Aug, 20 Sept, 18 Oct, 15 Nov
Contact: Sr Maree Riddler rsj, Phone: 0414 683 926, Email: mriddler
see []

Please let us know of any other prayers with songs from Taizé in Western Australia. It seems that for the moment there are not too many taking place on a regular basis!

Northern Territory

Alice Springs

Flynn Memorial Uniting Church
Todd Mall, Alice Springs NT 0870
Tuesdays, 12:30pm.
Contact: Dr Steve Bevis
Email stevebevis or phone +61402288830

Rapid Creek

Nightcliff Uniting Church
21 Cummins Street, Rapid Creek NT 0810
First Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm
Contact: Nathan Zweck nathanzweck



All Saints Anglican Church
339 Macquarie Street, South Hobart
Third Sunday of the month at 5.00pm, Meditative Prayer using the music of Taizé
Fr David O’Neill
Ph: 03 6223 1795 or 04 1989 1409


St Andrew’s Anglican Church
High Street, Evandale, TAS 7212
Every last Sunday in the month, worship with songs from Taizé at 11am. (10am song practice in the church)
Anthea Maynard
Ph: 0434337023

Preparing a time of prayer

For information on preparing a time of prayer, meditative singing, silence and learning songs from Taizé, visit our Prayer and song section

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