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Wait for the Lord, his day is near

'Wait for the Lord, his day is near'…

So sang the Music Group at the start of last week’s Taizé service. What more fitting introduction could we have had as we lead into Holy Week and the Glorious feast of Easter?

A group of talented singers, soloists and instrumentalists, tightly knitted together by Alan Littlewood, provided a disappointingly small congregation with a spiritual renewal as we approach the Holiest festival of the year.

The service flowed unannounced, with prayers and reflective meditations interspersed with the Taizé chants. For me, the highlight of the service was the lighting of candles for personal intentions, followed by ‘O Lord hear my prayer’ and a period of silence.

The reflective service made all present aware of injustices in the world, begging the question, ‘are we doing enough, and can we do more’? As one of the chants says, ‘In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful’.

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