Unity, Prayer and Spirituality in Birmingham and Solihull

Jesus’ prayer in John 17 “they may be one so that the world may believe” shows that praying for unity is at the heart of the Christian mission. Many Christians have grown in faith and been enriched by experiencing prayer from a different tradition to their own.

Birmingham Churches Together shares information from groups and organisations who run prayer events and programmes which cut across boundaries of denomination or stream.

The links below point to a number of regular and annual united prayer events in our region, and also retreats and prayer guidance open to people from all Christian traditions.

Regular United Prayer Events

Prayer in the way of Taizé (every third Sunday, 6pm, at venues across the city)

Church Leaders’ Prayer Breakfasts (every third Thursday, 8-9.40am, at Birmingham City Church, B1 2RQ

World Prayer Centre’s “Prayer Shift” (usually 2nd Saturday, 10.30am – 3 pm (but come and go to suit), at The Betel Church centre, B5 6NB)

World Prayer Centre’s Watch + Pray (usually last Monday of the month, 10.30am-3pm (but come and go to suit), at World Prayer Centre, Cornerstone House, B2 4BG)

Burn Birmingham: International united prayer movement (every fourth Saturday, between 6-10pm, at St Martins in the Bullring, B5 5BB)

24 Hour Hours of Prayer in Birmingham (#pray24brum) in January as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Thy Kingdom Come (from Ascension to Pentecost; 30th May to 9th June in 2019) is a global ecumenical movement praying for more people to become followers of Jesus Christ

Retreats & Prayer Guidance

Manresa Link trains, encourages and supports those drawn to a ministry of prayer accompaniment rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Residential Silent Retreats in the Ignatian tradition, led by Rev Rob Hingley

The Community for Reconciliation at Barnes Close run retreats (Lent Retreat 2019)

Resources offering prayers and liturgies for events throughout the year

The Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) website has seasonal resources to help you pray together across different Christian traditions