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

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 6pm
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
An ecumenical "Prayer of Hope & Reconciliation" using the prayers and music of Taize.
The first and third Wednesdays of the month (except January) at 7.00pm followed by light refreshments. On the third Wednesday the Eucharist is celebrated.
Contact: David or Betty on 08 85224168
or dethorpeoz

New South Wales

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Sydney Metropolitan Area

Waterloo 2017

South Sydney Uniting Church
56A Raglan Street
7pm, Saturday 17 October: "Restoring hope" - prayer with songs from Taizé
Music practice 5pm, light refreshments 6pm
Contact: Claire Chehade-James songsofjoysydney

Davidson 2085

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

Epping 2121

St Alban’s Anglican Church
Pembroke St
2nd Sunday of the month, 6.00 p.m. (except January)
Jill Gumbley and Fr Paul Weaver

Lavender Bay 2060

St Francis Xavier’s
Mackenzie St (behind North Sydney Station)
hoping to start in April 2017
Sr Lynne Green

Pymble 2073

Sacred Heart Church
2 Richard Porter Way (off Bannockburn Rd)
1st Friday of the month, 7.30pm
Fr Boguslaw: info

Liverpool 2170

All Saints Parish Liverpool - please check for details
Loreto Place Building Chapel
Contact: Kim Mannix (02) 9602 8466, kim.allsaints

NSW Central Coast


Facebook: Taize Newcastle Australia

Toronto 2283

Christ the King Anglican Church
211 Brighton Ave, Toronto
2nd Sunday of each alternate month: March, May, July, September, November
Time: 5pm
Ph: (02) 4959 8108 or 0417 687 514 Email: loymt31

Adamstown 2289

Adamstown Uniting Church
228 Brunker Rd, Adamstown
2nd Sunday of alternate months: (2019 - 10 February, 14 April, 16 June, 11 August, 13 October)
contact Rev. Jennifer Burns minister.merewetheruca, tel 0411 133 679
SPECIAL EVENT: Vocal Music Workshop with songs of Taize led by Trish Watts
Sunday 10 February 2pm-4.30pm followed by shared supper then 6pm Taize style service

NSW South Coast Illawarra

Heathcote 2233

Prayers held at Mary Help of Christians Church,
John Paul Village,
15 The Avenue, Heathcote
contact: Kim Mannix kimmannix

Albion Park 2527

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

Canberra ACT

Dickson 2602

The Gathering Place
4 Bancroft St
3rd Saturday of the month, 8.00am
Sr Lorraine Gatehouse
02 6247 8848

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.
Contact: Revd. Peter Whitaker, 9888 9435


St Margaret’s Anglican Church, 79-81 Pitt Street
Taize Prayer at 7.30pm every third Thursday for the month, from February until December.
Contact: (03) 9439 9238 parishoffice
Retreat day on Sat 9 Nov from 10am-4pm.
Contact: Heidi Bryce heidi.bryce for details and visit the Facebook event at []

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


All Saints’ Anglican Church
18 Edward Street, Mitcham, 3132 (Cnr. Maroondah Highway & Edward Street)
Telephone/fax: 9873 1210 Email: allsaintsmitcham
normally every 4th Sunday, 6pm, though subject to change during Easter, Christmas and holiday periods. Please check with the parish office!


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


Westgate Baptist Community
16 High Street, Yarraville 3013
Every 2nd Sunday of the month, 6:00pm, shared meal followed by Taize prayers and song
Contact Deacon Martin West martinhwest
More information: [] >>

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
jassf115 or 07 33913915


Sandgate Northpoint Anglican Parish.
Church of the Holy Spirit
103 Denham Street
Bracken Ridge, QLD 4017.
5th Sunday of the month at 5:30 pm. Tea, coffee and refreshments follow
Contact Rev’d Michael Donaldson: (07) 32691148.

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, 0414 556 186 or 0409 495 004


St Thomas Anglican Church
3/96 Jephson Street, Toowong, 4066
5.30 pm 15th December
Taize Style service, theme, Advent.
Email: office or call Margaret Walker on 0412494241

Western Australia

North Beach WA

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
1st Thursday of the month 7.30pm
3 Kitchener Street
tel 9448 4888
Beth O’Neill kenandbeth

Perth WA

St John’s Lutheran Church
16 Aberdeen Street, Perth
Last Saturday of the month at 6pm. _ Phone: 9227 8072

Country WA

Bunbury WA

St. Boniface Cathedral,
Cnr of Cross and Parkfield Streets,
2nd Friday every month at 6pm (learn to sing Taize from 5pm-6pm)
Tel 08 9721 3970

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 10am. (9am song practice in the church hall)
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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