Our Prayer Room is situated by the front door on the ground floor of the Old Blue Coat School building (OBCS), on Priory Row, opposite Holy Trinity Church (HTC).
Please be aware that the building is primarily HTC's Church Centre, and therefore we share it with Richard, the Vicar, in the room above, Arden Psychology in the room next door, and anyone who may have booked with HTC to use the other rooms in the building. The building may also be open to the public.
We have a large, airy room which is set up for individuals or small groups. It can be divided with a screen to create more private enclaves. You are welcome to join in with our scheduled activities, but if you wish to visit for individual, private prayer, please let us know when you book+, otherwise there may be others praying in the room also.
(+ Church leaders automatically have exclusive booking for the room as part of our caring for pastors ministry).
Group access for prayer
Our room is set up for individuals or small groups of up to ten people (max). If your group is larger than this, we have permission to ‘overflow’ into the Yard (room next to the kitchen) or larger Schoolroom upstairs, so long as these are not in use. There may be a charge of £30 for this.
If you know your group is going to be greater than ten - for instance, if there is a dozen or so wanting to come for a day, you could use the Yard, or another space and take turns with small groups or individuals using the Prayer Room throughout the day.
You can contact HTC directly if you want to actually book one of their rooms, but do mention if it is overflow from the House of Prayer because your group is too big for our room. There will be a charge for this booking. (See HTC's website for more info).
Please let us know if you have booked another room in the building when you book for the House of Prayer.
We are generally open for bookings Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 3.45pm. One of our Hosts will be available throughout your visit.
It may be possible to book earlier or later times, or a Saturday or Sunday but we cannot guarantee that a host will be available. Do contact us to enquire about this at least 5-7 working days prior to your visit, so that we can arrange a host. (All our hosts and management are volunteers).
Apart from the Prayer Room pictured above, we have access to the OBCS building's shared kitchen and toilet facilities. The kitchen has a fridge for storing food, and facilities and equipment for preparing and serving hot or cold meals. There are also kettles or an urn for hot drinks, but our hosts would be happy to make hot drinks for you or your group. Catering for groups can also be arranged if you contact us in advance. Food can be consumed in our prayer room. If you require a dining area it may be possible to book 'The Yard' separately through Holy Trinity Church. (See here for more information. There will be an additional cost for this).
There is no charge for visits to the Coventry House of Prayer, but for those who can afford it, a suggested donation of £2 or £3 per hour, or £15-20 per day for individuals, to help support the work of the House of Prayer. (Please ask about group rates*). This includes tea/coffee and biscuits, exclusive or shared use of the Prayer Room and shared use of the facilities in the OBCS building.
* Group rates apply depending on the size of group and length of visit.
Please contact us for further information, to check availability and to book your visit. We look forward to welcoming you.