Testimonials

As a visiting student from America, I had a lot on my mind when I arrived in Oxford, like “Would I make friends?” During my first week, a time when I was feeling very much alone in a strange country, I saw a flyer for the Edgeway Rd. Prayer Breakfast. I started going to the meetings which led to me making some wonderful friendships. It was great being able to greet my neighbours when I saw them on the street.
Emma Hughes, American student, Oxford
Travelling out of the area to work meant I didn't know many of my neighbours, unless it was through the school. It has been lovely to get to know people who live 'down the road' and share a meal and pray together.
Clare Leal,
I did go ahead with a prayer breakfast. There were only two of us there, but it was a good time & well worth meeting and praying. Really enjoyed connecting with another Christian who lives across the road.
Suzanne C, Barton, Oxford
I have been living on Edgeway Road for 10+ years. All this time I did not feel a sense of belonging to or purpose for the street where I live. The prayer breakfast has opened up a door through which I have not only shared a meal with my neighbours but also prayer and conversation on matters that concern each individual.
Evan Roberts, Student, Oxford
I live on my own. I love people and company. I also like singing hymns, so I enjoy it very much. I'm very pleased they knocked on my door that morning
Phyllis Merriman, Pensioner, Oxford
We had 6 altogether for Breakfast - all from our Lane. 3 new people. Very enjoyable event. Good discussion, worship and prayer time
We even had a note saying how much the event had been appreciated!

John and Annie, Hurst Lane, Cumnor, Oxford
We moved into Bailey Road, Cowley three years ago and wanted to start developing friendships and making a difference in our community. We had heard about Street Prayer at Love Oxford and thought this would be a great opportunity for us. We held our first Prayer Breakfast in January 2009 and to date have held four of them. We called on all our neighbours personally and it became obvious from this that there was a need for a closer community. We never received any adverse comments even though we live on a multi-racial and multi-faith street.We also placed a notice board in our garden to advertise the events and this has proved to be very popular.
The Prayer Breakfasts have been a great time and we have become friendly with many people on our street. We have also helped to organise a Street Party in August 2010 which brought all the community together. At Christmas 2010 the Salvation Army band came to our street and we sang carols and shared mince pies, mulled wine etc. It was a great time and the Prayer Breakfast was the trigger that started all this.
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Malcolm & Lin Anderson , Cowley, Oxford
The Streetprayer groups are doing a wonderful job in bringing people together, and celebrating what we have as a community. I was privileged to be invited to a prayer breakfast a few months ago and was struck by the warmth and peace of the meeting. As a local councillor, building strong communities is something I am passionate about. The prayer breakfasts draw people together as neighbours and build up a sense of belonging in a spiritual way beyond religious denomination or politics. I hope that they will continue to grow and thrive.
Mary Clarkson, Lord Mayor of Oxford 2009/10, Oxford
I am thankful to God for what you are doing. My prayer is that this ministry will grow throughout the UK and into Europe.
Dr Damon So, Research Tuto, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
I love this idea. We had our first prayer meeting last night - it was great!
Nina de Salis Young, , Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire
Being new in the area, I was looking to be a part of my neighbourhood and when I heard about Streetprayer, it was a prayer answered. It's such an amazing work and better still, God is in it 100%.
Caroline Wachui, Grandpont
Today is the first Big Breakfast event. For me it's wonderful to be part of something that I know that God wants. To see Christians in all areas meet together and know who our neighbours are, and who our fellow Christians are.
Jason Luff, Student, Oxford
Streetprayer is important to me because it's all about building community, and community with God as the centre
Lorna Smith, Chemistry lecturer, Oxford University, Oxford
It's marvellous! Two or three people, ten or twenty, it will be wonderful because God is going to be here amongst us.
Mark Macau, Oxford
2nd June Our breakfast went really well this morning. We were 11 in total and I was beginning to panic about where we were going to sit everyone, but the Holy Spirit got the numbers just right, so that was fine. B came and also my friend M from Divinity Road. M2 who also came knows some people in Divinity Road who might be interested in going to a breakfast mentioned their names to M, so that was helpful. A friend of mine in Victoria Road, who I don't think has been to church for a while came, so that was really nice, plus another couple who live on the Banbury Road who've only been in Oxford for a year.
Beth Knowles, Banbury Road, North Oxford