Evan Roberts, Student, Oxford
Jason Luff, Student, Oxford
Mark Macau, Oxford
Veronica Rodriguez, Argentine student, Oxford
Beth Knowles, Banbury Road, North Oxford
Stephen Roberts, Meteorologist, Oxford
Nina de Salis Young, Victoria Road, Woodhouse Eaves
Steve Gibbs, Oxford
Emma Hughes, American student, Oxford
Mary Clarkson, Lord Mayor of Oxford 2009/10, Oxford
Nina de Salis Young, , Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire
Suzanne C, Barton, Oxford
Caroline Wachui, Grandpont
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.
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.
It's marvellous! Two or three people, ten or twenty, it will be wonderful because God is going to be here amongst us.
Definitely thinking of doing something ! Will be praying about it
It's a really good opportunity that we have as Christians to be together as one Church.
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.
I never really used to say hello to that many neighbours, except for my immediate ones, but now I know lots of people on the street.
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
I really enjoy meeting new people at the street breakfasts, it's refreshing and is creating a more caring community based on helping each other.
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.
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.
I love this idea. We had our first prayer meeting last night - it was great!
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.
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%.
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.