What is Citywide Prayer?

Launched in March 2017 as a joint initiative with City Vision Churches, Citywide Prayer saw 1,500 people gather over four events in its pilot year.

Citywide Prayer is held on a Sunday evening once a quarter in a local city church, with the aim of covering our city, country and world with prayer.

With the challenges that coronavirus has brought, gathering together for Citywide Prayer has been evaluated. We have continued to meet, but taken the gathering online.

The online gathering for Citywide prayer has meant we have been able to continue the momentum of this prayer movement across Derby, as well as have a wider reach.

If you missed our last Citywide Prayer on 21st November 2021, you can watch it again here.

For details about our next Citywide Prayer event here


Christians from a wide range of church traditions, stand together in unity to pray and praise as one body of Christ.

Together, we celebrate through diverse worship styles; from dances by the National Liturgical Dance Network and choral singing by the Cathedral Choir, to sung worship accompanied by the harp and worship bands. 

How do we pray?

Prayer has taken different formats. From corporate prayer, where people have prayed collectively in large groups, to the simple act of praying with 

the person next to you, we have been aware of God’s presence as we pray for His will be to done and His name glorified in our city.  

What an incredible time of prayer, the Holy Spirit was definitely among us


We have been able to pray for many different areas, including:

  • Slavery & People trafficking
  • New businesses in Derby
  • Schools, children in care, fostering and families
  • Government and other leaders during key worldwide elections
  • Our ministry areas including guests, clients and staff.

Let us pray together

This is the confidence that we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.1 John 5:14

Be encouraged to come to the next Citywide Prayer, invite your friends and bring your children too.