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You’re invited to meet those who dare to follow Jesus no matter the cost.

Standing Strong is a celebration of all that God is doing in and through His church around the world, thanks to your prayers and support. This is a unique opportunity to hear speakers from Asia and the Middle East about how Christians in those countries are courageously following Jesus, despite the dark and dangerous reality of persecution they face.

At Standing Strong, join with hundreds of others in worship and prayer and find out how you can support your persecuted family. Learn more about the dangers, risks and joys that being faithful to Jesus brings and the work Open Doors is doing to support those whose faith costs them the most.

Standing Strong All-day Events

Featuring speakers from Asia and the Middle East.

An all-day children’s programme for ages 5-11 and optional youth sessions for ages 12-15 are available at Birmingham only.


Location: Arena Birmingham

Date: Saturday 3 October 2020

Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm


Location: Bloomfield Presbyterian Church

Date: Saturday 10 October 2020

Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm


Standing Strong Evening Gatherings EnglaNd & Wales - march

Featuring Mojtaba, a pastor who was imprisoned for his faith in Iran.

In view of the Coronavirus developments, we have decided that the most responsible course of action is to cancel the Standing Strong events that were due to take place at the Vine Christian Centre, Bridgend on Tuesday 17 March, Creech St Micheal Baptist Church, Taunton on Wednesday 18 March and Westminster Chapel, London on the evening of Thursday 19 March. All ticket holders will be fully refunded. We are instead hoping to livestream an event from our office to provide you with the opportunity to hear from our speaker Mojtaba! We are working hard to make this happen and will communicate the details around that next week.

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

If you have any further questions, please contact our Inspire team on +44 (0)1993 460015



Standing Strong Evening Gatherings Scotland - October

Featuring speakers from Asia


Location: Whitburn Pentecostal Church

Date: Tuesday 6 October

Time: 7pm - 9pm


Location: Riverside Evangelical Church,

Date: Wednesday 7 October

Time: 7pm - 9pm


Location: King’s Community Church,

Date: Thursday 8 October

Time: 7pm - 9pm


Standing Strong Evening Gatherings Wales - October

Featuring speakers from Asia


Location: Waterfront Community Church

Date: Wednesday 7 October

Time: 7pm - 9pm