We long for unity across the whole Christian community, especially in the prayer networks, churches and the spheres of life. We long to help bring transformation, through prayer and action, to individuals and society in the Bristol region and beyond. Change is possible!

About Us

We are a group of Christians who are passionate about prayer and link together under “Arise Bristol!”. We connect together in prayer for the transformation of the Bristol region. If you have a hunger to pray with others, contact us and we will connect you. If you lead a prayer group, please let us know.

What we do

Gather: To build relationships and unity
In 2012, we gathered over 5k people on the Global Day of Prayer for Arise Bristol! at Ashton Gate stadium. For a season, we gathered prayer leaders, plus church and sphere leaders, to pray, build friendships, and exchange stories across the Bristol region. We encourage groups of Christians to pray in their local geographical areas or in their spheres of life, for example at Hope Prayer Centre.

Grow: To learn from God and each other
We pray together for one another, and for the whole of life across the city, for example, at an All Night Prayer Vigil in 2014. Since 2017, church leaders gather three times a year, for prayer breakfasts with the Mayor, which help grow a vision for transforming the city. We learn together through prayer conferences, including with teaching from other nations, such as Uganda. We spur one another on to more radical discipleship, learning to hear, obey and trust God.
Go!: To act together and as individuals
We take strategic action together, for example, through SPARK, which connects the leaders of different prayer networks. Through WhatsApp groups we pray continually, for the transformation of every sphere of life in the Bristol region. We pray and take action about the Mayor, Council, One City Office and other key issues, such as COVID-19, for example, with a Zoom call for 160 on the National Day of Prayer, March 2020.

See the Timeline for more examples of how we are helping transform the Bristol region for good.

How to get involved

Are you praying for the Bristol region?  We would love to connect with you.  Please get in touch with Derick Mulubwa: 

To subscribe to the Arise Bristol! Prayer Updates please click here.

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