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Bishop’s Pilgrimage to Taize 2024

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Young people aged 18-29 are once again invited to join a group travelling from the Diocese of Norwich, 13-22 July 2024, for a truly unique experience of community, worship and prayer with Taizé.

Simply put, Taizé is an extraordinary place – quite different from anywhere else. It combines a religious monastery with the feel of a huge youth camp! Young adults from many different backgrounds and denominations travel to Taizé for a unique Christian experience of openness, solidarity and encounter.

Bishop Graham said: “A pilgrim is someone who leaves the comfort of home to travel beyond familiar boundaries, to cross into new landscapes and places, and to step out into the unknown on an adventure with God. That’s my invitation to you – to experience something new in your journey with Jesus in the rhythm of prayer and a simple life at Taizé.”

The Diocese can offer places at a discounted price, as follows: Students £150, Part-Time or Church Associated Workers £200, Those In Full-Time Employment £300. Bursaries are available for those who need additional support.

Being at Taizé is an experience rather than a ‘talk’. This means it is accessible to those who do not think of themselves as being religious, as well as those of other faiths. Each day in the community includes services, biblical reflections, small international discussion groups, practical activities, and prayer with the whole community. As well as this, it offers a safe way for young people to experience a wide range of languages and cultures.

To express an interest and to sign up, please email Jeremy Brown before the end of March 2024.

Know a young person who might be interested? Visiting Taizé has been a transformational experience for many, many people. If you know a young person who would enjoy and benefit from this opportunity, please do share this with them! Thank you.

Young people who’ve previously been to Taizé said:

“I loved the simplicity of the day and the space to be.”

“I feel more confident in making new friends and I am going home to look for opportunities to serve.”

“I didn’t need to worry about what anyone else thought of me.”