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Founders’ Day Celebration

Founders’ Day Celebration
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We will be hosting Founders’ Day at the beautiful Waverley Abbey House.

Waverley Abbey House,
Waverley Lane, Farnham
Surrey GU9 8EP

Please keep children supervised at all times. Note that there is a fountain, lake and river on the site.
Note that there are holes in the grounds created by wildlife and the ground can be uneven in places. Please walk with care.




How do I get there?

We are just 5 minutes’ drive from the A31, 20 minutes from Guildford and within easy reach of both the M25 and the M3. The nearby town of Farnham is 3 miles from Waverley Abbey House and less than an hour from London by train. Taxis are available from Farnham railway station (ask for Waverley Abbey House) and will cost approximately £12. Both Heathrow and Gatwick airports are within 40 minutes’ drive.

Will there be parking?

Yes, plenty of parking will be available.

Will there be food?

We'll be eating a delicious paella followed by pudding.

Can I pay by card for drinks?

We will be running a cashless bar - so please bring your card to purchase your drinks.

Is the event free?

Yes, Founders' Day is a free event to attend.

Will there be photography?

We will be taking photographs and collecting video footage throughout the event. These will be used by both 24-7 Prayer and Waverley Abbey trust for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed please let us know on arrival.

Anything I need to know when bringing children?

If you are bringing your children with you there is a fountain, lake and river on the site, so please keep an eye on them.

Will my data be shared between 24-7 Prayer and Waverley Abbey Trust?

When booking you will be asked if you wish to be contacted by Waverley Abbey. By ticking 'Yes', you consent to 24-7 Prayer passing your contact details to Waverley Abbey Trust to receive further Waverley Abbey communications. Their privacy policy can be viewed here:


24-7 Prayer and Waverley Abbey are inviting you to celebrate with us at our annual Founders’ Day on Thursday 5 September, 2024.

It’s a momentous day because we’re marking exactly 25 years since the first ever 24-7 Prayer Room was launched on the South Coast of England. Since then, there have been over 25,000 prayer rooms in over half the nations on earth; a global chain of prayer that’s continued non-stop for a quarter of a century.

Founders’ Day is the annual celebration of the shared vision of Waverley Abbey and 24-7 Prayer. Two years ago, we joined together to  build a new abbey for a new generation, and that’s why we’re so excited for you to join us to celebrate  in the beautiful grounds of Waverley Abbey House .

Together, we’re celebrating with paella, pudding, and of course, birthday cake! 

Our passion for non-stop prayer is inspired by the community of Herrnhut, which was founded over 200 years ago in Germany. Their commitment to unceasing prayer was the beginning of modern mission and prayer movements which took the gospel to the nations. Today, Waverley Abbey, like Herrnhut, is a radical new centre of encounter, education and hospitality for the spiritual and cultural renewal of the nation.

We’ve been praying non-stop for a quarter of a century, and we’re just getting started. Come and celebrate with us as we remember how God has done immeasurably more than all we could have asked or imagined, as we look forward in faith to what God could do through another quarter of a century of prayer, mission and justice.

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Founders’ Day Celebration

Thursday 5 September 2024
Waverley Abbey House