Worship, Prayer and Fasting Conference 8th – 10th March 2022
A retreat for Leaders, recognised intercessors and worship team members
We are very much looking forward to gathering in person for our Worship, Prayer and Fasting conference at Ashburnham Place this year, after holding WPF 2021 online.
This conference is always a wonderful and powerful time, full of the Holy Spirit and life changing times of worship and prayer. We want to hear God’s voice for the nations of the world, for our own lives as disciples of Jesus, and for His church. Just as God instructed Gideon and his army of 300 to break their jars and release the light, so God is calling us to break jars in prayerful agreement together and see His light released and His kingdom advancing.
‘…we have this treasure in earthen containers, so that the extraordinary greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves’ (2 Cor 4:7). As we fast together over these 3 days you will experience your unbelief draining away and in the earthen jar of your life find a new filling with God’s extraordinary power that he wants to release and reveal through you.
If you are a recognised intercessor or worship leader please hurry and book in now to avoid disappointment!
Ashburnham Place is the beautiful setting for our conference, and there is plenty of time in the program to spend time in God’s awe-inspiring creation and take
a walk around the lakes.
Programme and Guest Speaker
We are delighted to welcome Jonathan Oloyede as a guest speaker on Wednesday.
Born in Britain but bred in Nigeria, Dr Oloyede is a medical doctor by profession but has served in full time ministry since 1993. Dr. Jonathan is the leader of City Chapel and the Convener of the National Day of Prayer UK which saw hundreds of thousands pray across multiple locations and stadiums in England.
Tuesday 8th March
Registration is from 10:30am on Tuesday 8th March. Self-serve drinks are available and the first meeting will start at 11am.
Session 1: 11:00am – 1:00pm with Communion
‘God’s Valliant Warriors’ – Judges 6:1-16
with Henry George, Abi Willetts and Andrew Boyle
Session 2: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
‘Face to Face’ – Judges 6:17-24, Exodus 20:22
with Phil Tate, Lydia George and Caz Todd
Session 3: 7:00pm – 9:00pm with offering
‘Break Us for the Breakthrough’ – Judges 6:25-32, 1 Kings 18
with Debbie Laycock, Henry George and Lydia George
Hot Chocolate available at 9pm
Wednesday 9th March
Session 4: 9:00am – 10:30am
‘Seeking a Sign’ – Judges 6:26-40
with Jonathan Oloyede, Henry George and Donna Matthews
Session 5: 11:00am – 1:00pm
‘Who Will Go for the Lord?’ – Judges 7:1-8
with Jonathan Oloyede, Abi Willetts and Ben Trigg
Optional Worship Seminar 3:00pm – 4:00pm
with Ben Trigg and Henry George
Session 6: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
‘The Sword of Gideon’ – Judges 7:9-18, Judges 8
with Phil Tate, Joel Todd and Andrew Boyle
Session 7: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
‘Trumpets and Torches’ – Judges 7:19-23, 2 Cor 4:7
with Ben Trigg, Abi Willetts and Phil Tate
Hot Chocolate available at 9pm
Thursday 10th March
Session 8: 9:00am – 10:00am
Listening to God
Session 9: 11:00am – 1:00pm with Communion
‘Salvation Like a Blazing Torch’ – Isaiah 62:1-7
with Henry George, Joshua, Debbie Laycock and Caz Todd
As we are now in the ‘Living with Covid’ plan set out by the government, all restrictions have been lifted. However, we would ask you to use hand sanitiser frequently and you may want to consider taking a lateral flow test before arriving to ensure everyone is safe.
Books and Water
There will be a small unmanned book stall with Ichthus books available. We will also have bottles of still and sparkling water on sale for 50p. If you would like to buy any of these things it would be easier if you brought cash with you if possible as we don’t have a card machine at Ashburnham.
The address is: Ashburnham Place, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9NF
Coming by Car?
- From London, follow the M20 & A228, and join the A21 after Pembury.
- Follow the A21 down to the John’s Cross roundabout, turning right on to the A2100 (signposted Battle).
- When you reach the roundabout on the outskirts of Battle, turn right on to the A271 (signposted Bexhill).
- About four miles from Battle, you’ll find the entrance to Ashburnham Place on the right, 200 meters after a very sharp bend.
- Please park in the car park near Patmos Lodge. You can drop bags/people at reception on your way through if you like.
- The gate code for the top gate and for the main house has changed to 1379#
Coming by Public Transport?
There are regular services from central London stations to Battle via Sevenoaks and Tonbridge – check out nationalrail.co.uk for times.
Battle Station is about five miles from Ashburnham Place and taxis are available outside.
Arriving on Tuesday
Registration will be open from 10.30am in the lobby of Ashburnham. On arrival, you will be checked into the conference and issued a welcome pack. Ashburnham is quite busy this month, so they have informed us that our rooms may not be ready at 10:30am/11am when we arrive. Luggage can be stored in the John Ashburnham room until check in, or you could leave it in your car if you prefer.
Joining us on Wednesday
Wednesday’s morning session will begin at 9am, so make sure to arrive in plenty of time and remember to sign in and collect your welcome pack and name badge on arrival. The final session of the day will conclude at approximately 9.00pm.
Joining us on Thursday
The first session on Thursday will begin at 9am and the day will conclude with a light lunch at 1pm.
Please keep in consideration that this is a fasting conference. Drinks will be available throughout but no food is served other than a light lunch on Thursday to conclude the conference. If for medical reasons you may be required to eat at certain points during the day, please do so well out of sight of the conference in consideration of others fasting.