Eltham, St Margaret’s Anglican Church, 79-81 Pitt Street, Eltham
Taizé Prayer every last Sunday of the month.
Contact: (03) 9439 9238 parishoffice stmargaretseltham.org.au
A simple meal will be provided at 5:30pm followed by Taizé prayer at 6:30pm. All welcome.
Heidelberg Scots Uniting Church 187 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg.
Taizé space at 8pm on the first Thursday each month.
Online option also available. Contact: sandybrodine gmail.com
Chalice Uniting Church, 251 High Street, Northcote Vic 3070
7pm first Saturday each month. Come at 5pm if you would like to help with singing. Dinner nearby after for those who wish
Contact Alister Pate alister apwd.com.au; https://www.chalice.org.au/
St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, 6 Myers Street, Bendigo, 3550
6pm on the second Sunday each month
(in recess over winter).
The dates for the rest of the 2023: 10 September, 8 October, 12 November, 10 December.
Contact: office stpaulsbendigo.org.au; http://www.stpaulsbendigo.org.au
A special Taize service is being planned on Friday, 29 September at 7.30pm at the German Lutheran Trinity Church, 22 Parliament Place, East Melbourne. This event is part of Gathering Together – an ecumenical meeting in Rome from 29 September to 1 October 2023. The “Gathering of the People of God” aims to demonstrate the desire to increase the visible unity of “journeying” Christians. Prayers are being planned around the world on the same weekend for those who cannot come to Rome. In Melbourne, prayers will be held across the city on the same weekend. This could be a wonderful opportunity to join with other churches in your area. The following Sunday is also World Communion Sunday on the first Sunday in October (this year is October 1st) – another opportunity for ecumenical worship together.
‘Through baptism and the Scriptures, are we not sisters and brothers in Christ, united in a communion that is still imperfect but nevertheless real? Is it not Christ who calls us and opens a way for us to go forward with him as fellow travellers, together with those who live on the margins of our societies? On this journey, in a dialogue that reconciles, we want to remember that we need each other, not so that we might be stronger together but as a contribution to peace in the human family. In gratitude for this growing sense of communion, we can find the momentum needed to meet today’s challenges faced with the polarisations that fracture the human family and the cry of the earth. In encounter and mutual listening, let us walk together as the people of God. (Source here)