Veronica Rodriguez, Argentine student, Oxford
We even had a note saying how much the event had been appreciated!
John and Annie, Hurst Lane, Cumnor, Oxford
Phyllis Merriman, Pensioner, Oxford
Emma Hughes, American student, Oxford
Steve Gibbs, Oxford
Vaughan Roberts, Rector, St Ebbe's Church, Oxford
Caroline Wachui, Grandpont
Dave Leal, Theology and Philosophy lecturer, Oxford University, Oxford
Suzanne C, Barton, Oxford
Stephen Roberts, Meteorologist, Oxford
Jason Luff, Student, Oxford
Mark Macau, Oxford
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
Beth Knowles, Banbury Road, North Oxford
It's a really good opportunity that we have as Christians to be together as one Church.
We had 6 altogether for Breakfast - all from our Lane. 3 new people. Very enjoyable event. Good discussion, worship and prayer time
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
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.
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.
I’m a great believer in streetprayer. It’s wonderful for Christians from different churches to get together unitedly in love for one another, get to know each other and then encourage each other to get to know their neighbours. Our communities aren’t as strong as they might be. And if we Christians start by getting to know each other and then reaching out in love to others, that could make a real difference to our city. So I really commend the work of the prayer breakfasts.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for your prayers. Four people came to the breakfast, and I had three apologies from ones who would have liked to come, but couldn't manage that day. I felt very encouraged and when I went to church the next day, someone asked me about it and was enthusiastic about developing this idea in our area. I'm aiming to have another one on 21st April and will exend the invitation a bit further.