Our story begins with the official launch of the 24-7 Prayer movement in a dodgy Guildford nightclub called Bojangles 16 years ago. The club has now been demolished, but 24-7 Prayer is still going strong, having reached more than half the nations on earth.
As 24-7 Prayer rooms multiplied around the world, everyone from Rolling Stone magazine to the Archbishop of Canterbury suddenly got interested. Channel 4 made a TV documentary about our mission in Ibiza and our first "boiler room" community in Reading received a government award.
Finding ourselves accidentally at the heart of a global movement, we began to meet in the Stoke Pub. Achmed, the landlord, turned out to be from...Bethlehem which seemed highly appropriate. Seasons of 24-7 Prayer became the heartbeat of our community, and we began to gather in smaller 'collectives' throughout the area.
These days we gather in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and The Founders Studio across the road, with a burning passion to bring life and hope to the city, the region and the continent of Europe.