There’s a special event happening on Saturday 11th May for anyone with a passion for praying for London.

Pentecost Festival and 7:14 are working together to host a prayer meeting in Parliament Square, and gathering hundreds of Christians together to pray for London and the nation. The gathering in the square will be followed by a large scale Pentecost worship service in Methodist Central Hall bringing together churches from across London.

The outdoor prayer gathering will begin in Parliament Square at 6pm. It is set to be a creative and visual expression of our faith taking the message of Pentecost to the public. It will include a time of prayer for London, our nation and the world and will be launched by Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London.

“The Holy Spirit continually surprises us by breaking out of the familiar and leading us into new and unexpected places. I hope and pray that this year’s Pentecost Festival will encourage us to celebrate the great variety of the Spirit’s working through the glorious diversity of our life in Christ.” (Richard Chartres, Bishop of London)

After the hour-long prayer gathering, there’s a worship event happening just across the street at Methodist Central Hall. And all this is to launch the events happening over the following week as part of Pentecost Festival and Biggest Birthday Party Ever.

“I’m looking forward to helping commission the scores of events across London that will help communicate the timeless message of Jesus relevantly.” (Andy Frost, Pentecost Festival director)

For more info have a look at, or watch the video below.

Let’s gather our friends together and pray for our city, and our nation. See you there!

Mark Williamson also blogs regularly at One Rock International, a training organisation resourcing missionary leaders across the globe. He’s passionate about good films, good food, getting into deep conversations, and going for long walks with his wife Joanna.