Nottingham SoCP


The Nottingham School of Christian Prayer is a school of prayer that offers to teach the Explorers in Prayer course to anyone in the Nottingham area. You can still download the course for free and use it in your own church, but if you live in the Nottingham area, you have the option to do the course when it takes place in Beeston. Also, Jonathan is available to lead the course at your church. The Explorers course is aimed at adult Christians of any denomination. Some details of the Explorers prayer course may be found below, but further information (and the downloads for the Explorers course if you want to do it yourself) can be found here.


Hear the Jonathan Walker interview on
BBC Radio Nottingham 26th July 2015


Explorers in Prayer course details


Course content

Prayer Websites for the Nottingham Area


The first three lessons are focussed on our relationship with God

 Lesson 1  The place of attention and listening in prayer
 Lesson 2  The place of praise and thanksgiving in prayer
 Lesson 3  The place of repentance and godliness in prayer

The second three lessons are based on the three sections of the Lectio Divina

Lesson 4 The place of scripture and icons in prayer
Lesson 5 The place of meditation in prayer
Lesson 6 The place of contemplation in prayer

The next four lessons are preparation for ministering to others in prayer

Lesson 7 The place of suffering and fasting in prayer
Lesson 8 The place of intercession in prayer – praying in faith
Lesson 9 The place of intercession in prayer – praying out of compassion
Lesson 10 The place of intercession in prayer – praying with grace

The final lesson opens up the ultimate goal of prayer

 Lesson 11  Becoming a friend of God
Nottinghamshire Prayer Network
Hope Nottingham
24-7 Prayer for Nottinghamshire
North Nottingham Healing Rooms

Course book

Prayer – Finding the heart’s true home by Richard Foster


This is a very practical course and so there will be a lot of praying done in the class, but each student will also commit themselves to spend 15 minutes each day doing a prayer exercise set for each week. They will also have several chapters of the course book to read each week.

Wednesday evenings: 7:30 – 9:30pm

First class – 23rd September 2015
Half term (no class) – 28th October 2015
Last class – 9th December 2015

Location: In the Beeston area of Nottingham. Exact location to be confirmed.

Cost:  £50 (£25 for students, pensioners and the unemployed)

To apply for the course please complete the Application Form


Registering interest

If you live in the Nottingham area and are interested in doing the Explorers in Prayer course, but the times/dates for the above course are not good for you, please use the course register form to register your interest. We will contact you when the course is being run again with dates, location and other info: Course Register Form

Course Hosting

If your church in Nottingham would like me to teach the Explorers in Prayer course, please use the course hosting form to contact me for further information:  Course Hosting Form


Videos related to Nottingham



Here is Pastor Ruth Rice of the New Life Baptist Church in West Bridgford talking about a prayer room which is at the back of the Renew37 restaurant.

The Finding Direction Through Prayer course is currently closed for more applications. If you are interested in doing the course in the future, send us a Contact form, specifically mentioning the “Finding Direction Through Prayer” course and I will pass your message to the relevant people.



Here is the Christmas Prayer Tree video. The prayer tree was put up in the foyer of Tesco supermarket in Beeston, Nottingham on the 10th December for a few weeks. 160 people wrote prayer requests on labels and tied them to the tree. The prayer requests were prayed for by a team of people two weeks later.