Yesterday I popped into London to meet up with Phil Togwell at the City of London Boiler Room, part of the 24-7 Prayer network. We were there to discuss prayer rooms in schools and I was updating him with what we are doing here in Colchester with Sanctum, our school prayer room project. I'm meeting today with another Deputy Head to finalise details of Sanctum in her school during the week beginning 22nd September.
We shared some of our respective stories and what we know of the few situations where something similar seems to be happening. We're aware of groups who have done prayer rooms for schools in Chichester and Ryton on Tyneside, but that's about it. However, there's definitely something new going on and we're wondering if anyone else out there in the UK has had a go at running a prayer room of any sort specifically in connection with a school. If that's you, or you know someone who has, please get in touch with me or with Phil. We might sort out an opportunity later in the autumn to get together to share stories and maybe reflect a bit theologically and educationally.