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Search the calendar to the right to see what is on this week, or see some of our main events below. 
 
24-7Prayer
Involving over a dozen churches from across Oxford, these weeks of day and night prayer are packed out with creative prayer stations, worship, led meetings and quiet space. This academic year, we are running two 24-7Prayer weeks, from 23-29 Oct 2011, and 22-28 Jan 2012. Click here for details of the latest prayer week 

Worship and Intercession
Every other Monday night during term, these are key times of prayer and worship. Involving over 30 young and old people, a full band, passionate Bible-based prayer, and lots of open space for God to speak and direct, we meet from 8-10pm and never quite have enough time! 

Devotionals
Including our Monday "ONETHING" devotional, plus Wednesday and Thursday lunch times, these are hour long sessions of passionate, spontaneous worship.  

DPM's (Daily Prayer Meetings)
Currently meeting Tuesday-Thursday, these four groups meet at 7am to prayer for Muslims and Schools (Tues; separate locations), Global Mission, and Oxford. With great community, worship and tea and coffee afterwards, it is a surprisingly good way to start the day.

Transform
A multi-church group that meets on Sunday's to pray for the marginalised within Oxford. Combining those who work and have expertise in this area, alongside those with a heart to reach out to the poor and lost, this is a great prayer group, with a vision to see Oxford transformed.  

Intercession for Israel
A Bible-based prayer group for Israel, involving people from many churches across Oxford. Meeting every other Tuesday, this long-standing group seeks to "pray for the peace of Jerusalem", and all who live in the region - both Jew and Arab. NEW: special event "Israel: Who Cares?" 19 Nov 2011 - click here for more info. 
 



FAQ
Is the Prayer Room open 24-7?
The prayer room is not open '24-7', apart from on special 24-7Prayer weeks. The prayer room is open for the times shown on the calendar above, and we are actively seeking committed, regular prayer groups to start up in the prayer room all the time, so please get in touch if you would like to know more.
 
Of course, if you are visiting Oxford and would like to see the prayer room and find out more about it, do get in touch and we'd love to arrange a time to meet!

Why pray in a prayer room?
It's a good question. As Christians, we can pray "in all places and at all times", but yet there is something special about travelling to a place set-aside for prayer. The act of pilgrimage to a place to 'meet' God is recorded hundreds of times in the Bible, and has continued throughout the Christian tradition. And there is something about the room's location too - right in the city centre of this historic city, yet in a basement, hidden from the city - that lends itself to praying for Oxford. Finally, the Oxford Prayer Room is committed to gathering people from across the city who are passionate about prayer, through enabling prayer groups to meet together. Having a mutual, central, free and dedicated-for-purpose venue is a blessing to such groups, who would otherwise struggle to find a suitable venue. 

If in doubt, please come along and pay a visit! We'd love to show you around. 

What is the prayer room like?
It's a basement room inside a building called "The Catacombs", in the city centre of Oxford. It's white. Big enough to fit in 40 people (but small enough so you don't feel overwhelmed by yourself", it has two hidden TV screens, a good sound system, nice art work and a little chapel side room, where many people just like to sit on a cushion and 'be' before God. The building is also kitted out with disable access, toilet, coffee and tea facilities and a WiFi.

Are there any rules of use?
Just a few: 

1. All prayer meetings should be advertised and open to newcomers who want to join.
2. Please, no drinks or food in the Prayer Room (except bottled water)
3. Please leave the room in a state you would be happy to find it
 
 
t.01865 791 073  e.prayer@staldates.org.uk
 

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