Taizé Prayer

Taizé Prayer

The German speaking Catholic Community together with the Lutheran Community, St. Martini, wish to invite everyone who likes to pray in the ecumenical spirit of Taizé every third Wednesday of the month at 18:15 pm.

The services will alternate between the two communities:

  • every uneven month the service will be held at Martini (240 Long Str., Cape Town) and
  • every even month at the Meditteranen Villa (21 Brownlow St., Tamboerskloof).



The Taizé Community is known for its interdenominational services. Thousands of young people have flocked to to Taizé near Cluny in France. Here the ecumenical monastic order in Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France, has its origin. The community comprises of more than one hundred religious brothers and sisters, from Catholic and Protestant traditions, who originate from about thirty countries across the world. It was founded in 1940 by Brother Roger Schütz, a Reformed Protestant from Switzerland.

Accepted by both the major churches, the community has become one of the world's most important sites of Christian pilgrimage. Over 100,000 young people from around the world make pilgrimages to Taizé each year for prayer, Bible study, sharing, and communal work. Through the community's ecumenical outlook, they are encouraged to live in the spirit of kindness, simplicity and reconciliation.

Link: https://www.taize.fr/en

About us

The German-speaking Catholic community of the Cape Peninsula is the community for all German-speaking Catholics (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Namibia) and their families who live in the Archdiocese of Cape Town. Therefore, many South African citizens are also part of our community.