UK: The Seed Community

24-7 Prayer has a vision to create a Motherhouse to provide a Hub for the 24-7 Prayer Movement, a Home for the global network of 24-7 Communities (including the Order of the Mustard Seed), and a local House of Prayer, Mission and Justice.  

Our mission is to bring renewal and resource to the Church, to be a place where God’s purposes are birthed, and leaders and ministries are incubated. 

Location

Our Story

Our inspiration is Herrnhut, the village in Saxony, built on Count Zinzendorf's estate, that became the epicentre of the Moravian 100-year prayer meeting, and from which the Great Missions Movement of the Reformation was launched.   
 
We will ultimately implement this vision through:

  • A residential community to host the presence of God, to host pilgrims who travel to the Motherhouse, and to model 24-7 Prayer's culture and values 
  • A disciplined rhythm of persistent prayer and worship, hosted by the residential community
  • Hospitality for pilgrims
  • The creation of a centre of excellence for spiritual teaching and educational resources
  •  An incubator for creativity 
  • Enterprise, as an outworking of prayer and worship 
  • Refuge for 24-7 Prayer affiliated missionaries and activists, to help facilitate respite and restoration

In September 2020 we begin the outworking of this vision by establishing the Seed Community on the Waverley Abbey Estate. Jill & Kirk Weber have just moved into Waverley Abbey House.

In addition to hosting onsite and online prayer, the Seed Community will be running onsite and online retreats, courses, and internships.

Picnic & Pray: Sundays @ 1pm
We welcome you to come to the ruins of Waverley Abbey, picnic with friends and House of Prayer enthusiasts and pray! Every Sunday starting September 6 at 1pm. We are restricted to 30 participants, so to reserve a space, please sign up:

11 Oct - Sign up
18 Oct - Sign up
25 Oct - Sign up

Waverley Prayer Room
Interested in praying in the Waverley Prayer Room?  Please email to let us know, and as soon as we’re up and running we will be in touch. Social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Internship: Exploring the Ancient Paths (October - May)
Exploring the Ancient Paths is an 8-month part time internship (about 6 hours a week) designed to equip disciples of Jesus to love God and love their neighbours, by drawing from the riches of historic and contemporary monastic prayer communities.  In this experimental and practice- based learning community, you will explore a variety of topics, including prayer, hospitality, and justice. For the time being, the internship will be on zoom. However, as social distancing eases, it should be possible to learn together onsite. For more information and to register head here

Course: Pursuing God’s Will (Saturdays in November @ 9 am)
Is there a trustworthy process that enables Christians to actively seek God's will, direction and voice in decisions we are making?  This 4 week Biblical and practical course we will explore the habit and practice of discernment, individually, in community, for leadership teams, and for couples. 

You can find more information and register here

Retreat: Soulspace @ Home (Saturday October 17, 9am – 12:30pm)
In SoulSpace mini-retreats we create a contemplative space to still and quiet our souls. We rest in and encounter God through biblical meditation, small group spiritual direction, silence, and nature.

In this unique season we will be offering Soulspace @Home Retreats, where we will join together for an initial time on zoom, then leave the call for some time of solitude and silence, and then come back together for group spiritual direction and to wrap things up. 

In this retreat we will be reflecting on God's interruptions and invitations and exploring how we might offer to God who we are and what we have in our hands.

Enjoy a Soulspace Retreat in your own home!

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