As with every war, there were thousands who endured the rigours of World War II and who were left injured and traumatised; it was thus that the ministry of Woodlands House of Prayer started in London over 75 years ago. The ministry continues today amidst the peaceful beauty of the historic setting of Brunel Manor, providing a place of physical and spiritual rest to people who have now very different needs.

Whilst the income which we receive from guest covers a significant part of the running costs of the Woodlands House of Prayer, we could not operate without the sacrificial giving of so many, whether it be by volunteering to serve or by giving financially. On these pages you can explore the various ways in which you can support and be a part of this life-changing ministry.


Join the growing number of people who commit to pray for the ministry on a regular basis

Be a Friend


We rely on your generous support to help grow and develop the ministry.

Donate to Woodlands House of Prayer


You may want to spend some time as a volunteer at Brunel Manor. We welcome people of all denominations and nationalities with both residential and day volunteering opportunities.

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Working at Brunel Manor is a challenging but rewarding experience.

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