The Gathering (Global Conference) // Birmingham, UK October 2017


For years we have seen a growing momentum as God calls His church to seek his face in prayer and worship. We are called to be a presence people. 

So this year we are bringing the prayer and worship streams together, as Worship Central and 24-7 Prayer partner to host a major conference in Birmingham, the UK's second largest city. 

Join us in 2017 for The Gathering


You can either just come to the joint event or add on extra days to come to the Worship Central or 24-7 Prayer stream days, more info below...

JOINT EVENT: Thursday 26th October 2017 - Friday 27th October 2017

To kick off the event we will be gathering up to 3000 people for a joint event at  Birmingham's ICC, packed with prayer, worship and world-class teaching.

After two days together we will split into Worship Central and 24-7 Prayer streams at different locations in the city. 

Additional WORSHIP CENTRAL STREAM: Saturday 28th October 2017

On Saturday the Worship Central Stream will be holding further training for Worship Leaders and teams at St. Luke's Gas Street. There’ll be loads more space for extended times of worship, with lots of teaching as well as a chance to pray into the global vision of Worship Central. 

Additional 24-7 PRAYER STREAM: Saturday 28th October 2017 - Sunday 29th October 2017

On Saturday and Sunday the 24-7 Prayer Stream will carry on the conference at different locations around the city. This ticket will include the Saturday night party and auction in true 24-7 tradition.



THURSDAY (Joint event)
12.30pm // Registration open 
1.00pm // Doors open 
2.00 - 4.00pm // Main session 
4.00 - 4.30pm // Break
4.30 - 5.30pm // Seminars
5.30 - 7.15pm // Dinner break
7.15 - 9.45pm // Main session
10.00pm - 10.45pm // Afterhours Session with Guvna B
 *Registration for evening tickets opens at 6.30pm. Doors open at 7.00pm 
FRIDAY (Joint event)
9.30 - 11.30am // Main session  
11.30 - 12.00pm // Break 
12.00 - 1.00pm // Seminars 
1.00 - 2.30pm // Lunch Break
2.30 - 3.30pm // Seminars
3.30 - 4.00pm // Break
4.00 - 5.30pm // Main Session  
5.30 - 7.15pm // Dinner break  
7.15 - 9.45pm // Main session 
10.00pm - 10.45pm // Afterhours acoustic session with Jeremy Riddle & Amanda Cook
  *Registration for evening tickets opens at 6.30pm. Doors open at 7.00pm 
SATURDAY (Worship Central Stream Day)
9.30am // Doors open
10.00am - 12.30pm // Main Session 
12.30pm - 2.00pm // Lunch Break 
2.00pm - 3.30pm // Main Session 
3.30pm - 4.00pm // Break 
4.00pm - 5.00pm // Main Session 


Joint Event
// 26 - 27 October: £60
Joint Event + Worship Central Stream
// 26 - 28 October: £80
Joint Event + 24-7 Prayer Stream
// 26 - 29 October: £100
Thursday day ticket
(2.00pm - 10.45pm) // 26 October: £40
Friday day ticket
(9.30am - 10.45pm) // 27 October: £40
Saturday day ticket for Worship Central Stream
(10.00am - 5.00pm) // 28 October: £40
Thursday evening ticket
(7.15pm - 10.45pm) // 26 October: £15
Friday evening ticket
(7.15pm - 10.45pm) // 27 October: £15
Thurs & Fri evening tickets
(7.15pm - 10.45pm) // 26 & 27 October: £25

(Early bird rates expired on 10/09/2017, Super early bird rates expired on 31/01/2017)



You have a period of 14 (fourteen) calendar days in which you may cancel your booking, starting from the day after the day you receive the email acknowledgement in the case of Event Tickets. Working days means that Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays are not included in this period.

Flashing Lights

Please note that flashing lights may be used at this event.

No Smoking

No smoking is permitted on the premises.


Worship Central events are suitable for children aged 10+. We are unable to provide crèche facilities for children or babies.

Disabled Access

Please email [email protected] if you require any special assistance.

Sign Language

If you require British Sign Language interpretation please contact [email protected], please note this is only available on request.


Joint Event // Thursday 26 October 2017 - Friday 27 October 2017
Joint Event + Worship Central Stream // Thursday 26 October - Saturday 28 October  2017
Joint Event + 24-7 Prayer Stream // Thursday 26 October - Sunday 29 October 2017



The International Convention Centre
Broad Street
B1 2EA


St Luke's Gas Street
41 Gas St
B1 2JT


Birmingham City Church 
B1 3QQ


The Rep Theatre
Library of Birmingham
Broad St
B1 2EP 


The ICC is located on Broad Street, next door to Birmingham Library and can be easily accessed in a number of different ways. For detailed directions click here


Tim Hughes
Tim leads Worship Central, and along with his wife Rachel have recently pioneered a new church in the city centre of Birmingham, St. Luke’s Gas Street. Tim has written many songs including, Here I Am to Worship, Happy Day, The Way and Hope & Glory.
Pete Greig
Pete is one of the founders of 24-7 Prayer. He is also the Senior Pastor of Emmaus Rd, Guildford, England, an Ambassador for the NGO Tearfund, and teaches at St Mellitus Theological College in London. For 8 years Pete served with the senior leadership team at HTB and Alpha International. Pete has also authored a number of books including Red Moon Rising, God on Mute and 2016's Dirty Glory.
Jeremy Riddle
Jeremy Riddle is a songwriter and worship leader at Bethel Church. Jeremy attended Anaheim Vineyard throughout his teens and later joined their staff as a youth pastor and worship leader. In 2007, Jeremy released his first full-length album, Full Attention, known for his song, “Sweetly Broken”. Jeremy has written many songs on Bethel Music albums, such as “Furious”, “This Is Amazing Grace”, “Fall Afresh”, “God of the Redeemed” and “One Thirst”. Jeremy carries a passion for God’s presence and his worship leading stirs up hunger, freedom, and adoration towards the Lord. In addition to leading worship at Bethel Church, Jeremy continues to minister regionally and internationally. He and his wife Katie have five children and reside in Redding, California.
Amanda Cook
Amanda Cook is a songwriter and worship leader at Bethel Church. Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, Amanda has a dynamic history as a worship leader and songwriter that began at a young age. She has been a part of the Bethel Music family since 2010 and currently ministers in the US and internationally. Her worship wraps words and pictures around what it is like to live honestly and passionately connected to God, discovering greater fullness and wonder in every season with Him. Amanda has written many anthemic worship songs including “You Make Me Brave”, “Closer”, “I Will Exalt”, and “Shepherd”. Her song “You Don’t Miss a Thing” is featured on Bethel Music’s album ​We Will Not Be Shaken.
Housefires is a group of musicians from Atlanta, Georgia, who pursue authentic worship of God. They have equal desire to elevate the songs that are sung in ordinary houses, and write anthems for the gathered church worldwide. They have written songs including "Good, Good Father" and "Yes and Amen" and their latest album is Housefires III.
Guvna B
Guvna B, is a MOBO award winning, rap artist from London. Known for his positive, energetic and inspiring lyricism, his most recent release SECRET WORLD was the UK’s highest charting ‘clean’ rap album in 2015. That is just a snapshot taken over a few years from the life of the inspirational musician and West Ham United fan. He has worked with highly acclaimed artists such as Boy Better Know’s C4, Destiny Child’s Michelle Williams, Nick Brewer, Jocelyn Brown, Keisha Buchanan and more. He is also the owner of ‘Allo Mate’, which is an urban lifestyle brand he founded in January 2013. At The Gathering Guvna B will be performing in one of the late night sessions.
Danielle Strickland
Danielle serves in The Salvation Army as an officer – currently leading the social justice fight in the United States, Western Territory based in LA, California. She is internationally recognised in her capacity as a leader, speaker, writer, justice advocate, mission developer, and church planter. Danielle is passionately committed to seeing God’s Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven, is married, and is the mother of three boys.
Rachel Hughes
Rachel has a background in Television & media and worked for the BBC in London before joining the staff at Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) where she headed up the Creativity & Arts Department. Whilst at HTB, Rachel was involved in teaching and leading as well as pioneering a new ministry for Mums called MOLO with their 4 young children. Rachel has relished leading Gas Street alongside Tim and is passionate about seeing God’s Kingdom come in Birmingham.
Johannes is the director of the House of Prayer in Augsburg, Germany which he founded with his wife Jutta in 2005, and they have been praying 24/7 since 2011. Johannes studied German philology and philosophy, and received a doctorate in Catholic theology in 2007. He is the author of 12 books on spirituality and prayer. Johannes lives with his wife and 4 children in Augsburg.
Pete Hughes
Pete, along with his wife Bee, lead KXC a church in Central London. Pete and Bee planted the church 7 years ago with the vision to recklessly give themselves away to God each other and the people of Kings Cross and beyond.
Luke Hellebronth
Luke helps to lead Worship Central with Tim and is based at St. Luke’s Gas Street Church in Birmingham. He has written many songs including Spirit Break Out, Devotion, Ready for You and Stand Up. Luke is married to Anna.
Jim McNeish
Jim McNeish is the Founder of Neish, a leadership development consultancy.  His professional background has gravitated around the Human Potential Movement ( NLP, Bioenergetics, Spiral Dynamics, Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers etc). His previous jobs include Head of Executive Development for the Kingfisher Group and Head of Global Learning and Development for The Body Shop.  Following 10 years of running an executive development centre, Cantle  on the banks of Loch Tay, he now lives in rural Stirlingshire, where he writes, meets with clients and enjoys huge fire pits in his woods.  
Ben Cantelon
Ben is a worship leader and songwriter. He was previously Worship Director at Holy Trinity Brompton and prior to that Soul Survivor. In November he and his wife Alice along with their two little children are moving to Nashville, USA. He has many widely known and loved worship songs including Praise the Lord (Evermore), The Same Power, Hallelujah and Guardian.
Anna Hellebronth
Anna is the worship pastor at St. Luke's Gas Street in Birmingham, as well as being part of the Worship Central team as a songwriter and worship leader. Anna has written songs including Praise the Lord (Evermore) and Waves. Anna is married to Luke.
Seth Pinnock
Seth leads Symphony Co, best known for its summer event- Midnight Oil which gathers thousands annually. The charity seeks to serve the local church through music, ministry and mission. Seth attends St Luke's Gas Street church. His debut 2015 Gospel album landed in the top 5 of the UK official Christian chart.
Nick Herbert
Nick is a songwriter and worship leader whose co-writes include God's Great Dance Floor, Jesus Saves, The Same Power, The Way and Let It Be Known. He is also the Creative Pastor at St Luke's Gas Street in Birmingham. Nick is married to Ali and they have two children; Gracie & Josiah.
Josh Gauton
Josh is part of the Worship Central team as a worship leader and the ministry’s Creative Director, and is a part of St Luke's Gas Street in Birmingham. Josh released his debut EP, ‘As The Waters Rise’, in 2016 and has written songs including Mercy Road, Waves and Masks.
Nick Drake
Nick is a theologian, worship leader and songwriter based at St Luke's Gas Street and currently studying for his PhD. He, along with his wife Becky, lead a ministry called Worship for Everyone that aims to write songs that can unite the church across generation borders.
Al Gordon
Al Gordon is the co-founder of Worship Central and lives in East London where he leads St John at Hackney. He is married to Olivia and they have three children. Al is a trustee of Charity:Water, Alpha International and Worship Central.
Hannah Heather
Hannah Heather is the UK Director of ‘The Vision Course,’ 24-7 Prayer’s discipleship school.  She loves training and equipping leaders and is passionate about seeing a generation discipled in radical intimacy with God.  Hannah has a background in theology and is currently completing her masters at Oxford University.  Hannah and her husband Adam are the evening service pastors for Emmaus Road church in Guildford. 
Bill Cahusac
Bill is married to Nici and they have three sons. He is Pastor of Emmaus Rd, Guildford where he pioneered their School of Prayer and the Prophetic. Prior to moving to Guildford he served as a curate at HTB for five years where he led The Furnace, a community of intercessors committed to fulfilling the vision of non stop prayer in HTB's 24-7 Prayer room. Bill is passionate about people encountering the presence of God and Fulham FC! Bill loves good stories.
Andy Groen
Andy Groen (M.Div) is a modern monk of serving as Director of the Greater Ontario House of Prayer (GOHOP).  Andy is a trained spiritual director and over his time with GOHOP has helped develop a team of spiritual directors. He is regularly engaged in leading workshops, speaking and teaching on a variety of topics related to prayer and spiritual formation. He also helps lead the Barnabas prayer group, a listening-prayer team that equips the body of Christ to hear and discern God’s voice. Andy is lover of many different church traditions, a “contemplative-charismacademic.”He is married to Gwendolen and they and their three young children live in Hamilton
Jill Weber
Rev. Jill Weber is a Spiritual Director and the Founder of GOHOP, an urban monastery/ 24-7 Boiler Room in Hamilton, Canada.  She serves 24-7 Prayer internationally through their Boiler Room Network Team, bringing support and resource to 24-7 communities and Houses of Prayer.  Jill also helps bring leadership to the Order of the Mustard Seed.


Bedrock Principles // Luke & Anna Hellebronth with guests
Getting the foundations right and setting your team up to win - we’ll be looking at running effective soundchecks, flowing between songs, communicating with each other as a band, plus much more.
The Room - Create to Transform // Nick Herbert & Josh Gauton
Hands on and full of unexpected twists! Come ready for a challenge as we explore how we can embrace our creativity to transform the ‘rooms’ we find ourselves in. Aptly situated in one of the city's most beautiful interior spaces - Birmingham Cathedral. Songwriters, creatives, all welcome.
Culture Creation // Luke & Anna Hellebronth with Nick Drake
If worship is both ‘caught and taught’, our efforts need to be focussed on cultivating an environment of praise within our communities. We’ll look at how we get there - from the macro of our church services through to the micro of our own lives.
So what next? // Luke & Anna Hellebronth with Jeremy Riddle, Amanda Cook and others
What happens once we’ve mastered the ultimate setlist, assembled the best band and learned every worship song in our church’s repertoire off by heart?! There’s so much more we’re yet to discover. We’ll be looking to the future and discussing the next steps for the wider worshipping community in our pursuit of Jesus together.
Discovering Jesus, through Asian eyes // Naujavan
Explore the reality of reaching South Asian people with the gospel. Discovering Jesus through Asian eyes is a resource designed to answer and engage those from Hindu, Muslim and Sikh backgrounds. This session will include real-life stories, training and interactive conversation led by Naujavan, having worked 20 years with British Asian young people and South Asian Concern.
Can a Leader be Whole? // Jim McNeish
The word passion is thrown around in today’s culture but how does it apply to leadership? This seminar will explore how to work with our emotions, personalities and egos, uncovering how to lead with wholeness.
Worship and the City: Waging War on the Idols of the Age // Pete Hughes
This seminar will examine the critical role worship plays in the renewal of the city and ushering in God’s will in the city as it is in heaven. We will be exploring how Paul engages in mission in Athens and Rome (the nerve centres of the Roman Empire) by waging war on the idols of the age, calling people back to worshipping the one true God revealed in Jesus. This is a seminar for worshippers that refuse to settle for a culture of worship in the local church that doesn’t contaminate the surrounding environment with the values of the kingdom of God.
An Introduction to the Prophetic // Hannah Heather
The gift of prophecy allows the Church to express God’s heart and destiny to creation. It is therefore one of the greatest tools of love we have at our disposal. As Corinthians encourages us to “eagerly desire the gifts of the spirit, especially prophecy”, this seminar will explore the biblical framework for this gift, and the invitation to practice the prophetic in our daily lives.
How to Grow in the Prophetic // Bill Cahusac
What does it look like to practically exercise and grow in the prophetic in our day-to-day contexts? Whether you’re new to the prophetic or eager to grow in your gifting, join us in this practical seminar as we unpack the basics and explore together how to grow in the prophetic.
Exploring Ignation Spirituality // Jill Weber & Andy Groen
The aim of Ignatian Spirituality is to help disciples of Jesus be able to discern and wholeheartedly join in with God in His work in the world. This seminar will unpack Ignatius’ ancient practices and how to apply them to our lives today.
A Beautiful Waste // Johannes Hartles
The idea of a place where prayer never stops doesn’t look too revolutionary at first sight. But behind there is an idea of radical love that manifests itself in radical ways. This is a concept that does nothing less than turn our usual understanding of christianity upside down.