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.

Malcolm & Lin Anderson , Cowley, 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
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
Love Oxford welcomes the Streetprayer initiative as a breathtakingly simple way to get to know other Christians in your street (unity) and to get to intercede for the Oxford area (prayer).
I pray that these two keys - unity and prayer - would turn in Oxford's locks, and the flood of revival would flow! God loves Oxford and has a plan for her for good and to give her a future and a hope. But it seems in history He waits for heart unity and he waits for prayer.
I pray that this Jan 30 prayer initiative is fun and also fruitful.

Charlie Cleverly, Rector of St Aldates, on behalf of Love Oxford, Oxford
I only started coming to the prayer breakfast in Edgeway road 2 months ago. I was surprised by the open, welcoming atmosphere. These were people with a heart for their community, people that wanted to put their faith into practice, break the anonymity amongst the residents in their street. I am so intrigued by the idea that I want to start the same prayer initiative where I live.
Jan Sassenberg, Charity Worker , Ferry Road, Oxford
Definitely thinking of doing something ! Will be praying about it
Beth Knowles,
This is just to let you know that we have started a Soup & Prayer meeting monthly on our road, on the last Tuesday of the month. I put a sign outside for a few days before and everyone is welcome to join us to pray for whatever is on their mind. We live in , Leicestershire
Nina de Salis Young, Victoria Road, Woodhouse Eaves
I'm 83 now and getting around is more difficult. Meeting people on the street and singing praises together has been such a joy.
Phyllis Merriman, Pensioner, Oxford
We're now in our fifth year of holding breakfasts or other events once a month and this Saturday's was a great delight and surprise! Of the 45 or so present there were about 10 new people from the Marston area, some who don't yet belong to any congregation. The spirit of love, praise and prayer was very touching. We hope to build on this in the months to come.
Marcus Roberts, Marston, Oxford
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
We've seen people coming along who maybe haven't been to church for a very long time, and have been able to reconnect with other Christians through the prayer breakfasts.
Dave Leal, Theology and Philosophy lecturer, Oxford University, 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 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
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
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,