Sacred singing - Monday 7th March 7.30 - 9.15pm

All welcome for an evening of chanting and reconnection after being fallow for so long!

Please dress warmly (windows will be open) and do a lateral flow test before coming.

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Current charity British Red Cross (Ukrainian refugee appeal)

(scroll down to see previous amounts raised for charities)

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There is a Taizé service at St Laurence Church in Stroud at 6pm on the 3rd Saturday each month (arrive at 5pm for practice if you wish).

Sacred singing

On visiting Findhorn for the first time in 2002, I came to love Taizé singing, and a chance conversation led me to start a Taizé chant group as soon as I moved to Stroud in 2005. This has gradually evolved into a group which sings or chants from a much more widely eclectic repertoire, and I have been strongly influenced by the Dances of Universal Peace, which honour all the major spiritual traditions of the world.
Some songs we learn by ear; for others I offer sheet music, but music-reading is not required or expected. We sing anything from unison chants to rounds to four-part harmony and many of the songs have a meditative flavour.

We often enjoy an extended silence after a song, to allow ourselves space to experience the stillness and fullness of the quiet that may follow the music.
Every-one is welcome - come with an open heart and share your voice with others in this sacred space!

I have co-compiled a beautiful book of the songs and dances of the type we sing on Mondays - see this page.

Donations invited on these singing evenings - we support a different charity every few months. Suggested contribution £7/£5.

Current and previous charities and donations: 

                                    Oct-Dec 2021   £85   Practical Action

                                   Jan-Mar 2020   £145  Freedom from Torture

                                   Oct -Dec 2019  £180  Practical Action

                                   Jun-Sep 2019  £120  Sarcoidosis UK

                                   Jan-May 2019  £270  Practical Action

                                   Aug-Dec 2018  £300 Freedom from Torture

                                   Apr-Jul 2018    £200  Practical Action

                                   Jan-Mar 2018   £180 Crisis
                                   Nov-Dec 2017  £100 Teckel's Animal Sanctuary
                                   Apr-Nov 2017   £300 Freedom from Torture
                                  Jan-Mar 2017    £270 Shelter Box
                                  Oct-Dec 2016    £350 Practical Action
                                  July-Sep 2016   £130 Longfield House
                                  May-June 2016 £130 Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth
                                  Mar-Apr 2016   £110  Target Ovarian Cancer               
                                  Jan-Feb 2016   £130  Refugee Women
                                  Nov-Dec 2015  £145  Mandala Trust
                                  Sep-Oct 2015   £110  Freedom from Torture
                                  July-Aug 2015  £125  Medical Aid for Palestinians
                                  May-June 2015 £120 Practical Action
                                  Mar-Apr 2015   £100 Tibet Relief Fund
                                  Jan-Feb 2015   £120 Freedom from Torture
                                  Nov-Dec 2014  £265 DEC Ebola crisis appeal
                                  Sep-Oct 2014   £100
                                  July-Aug 2014  £156 RSPCA
                                  May-June 2014  £60 Lotus Outreach supporting education of girls in                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cambodia.
                                  Mar - Aprl 2014  £98 County Community Project - Cheltenham-based charity supporting vulnerable people.
                                  Jan-Feb 2014     £90 Freedom from Torture         
                                  Dec 2013          £110 Friends of the Earth
                                  Oct-Nov 2013   £150 D.E.C. (Philippines hurricane)
                                  Sep 2013           £55 Chalford Hedgehog Hospital 
                                  Aug 2013         £140
                                  Jul 2013             £80 Cheltenham Animal Sanctuary
                                  May-Jun 2013    £80
                                  Apr 2013            £70 Gloucestershire Domestic Violence Support and Advocacy Project
                                  Mar 2013           £70 Salvation Army
                                  Jan-Feb 2013  £141 Greenpeace