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Standing Strong 2020

Standing Strong are our series of events that explore the faith, passion and experiences of the persecuted church around the world. These events are 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, you can 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. We’d love you to come along to an evening or all day event – check the links below and see where we’re at a venue near you!

If you’re a youth leader, then do check out the Leader Gatherings page for a chance to get together with other church and youth leaders too (these generally happen on the same days at the evening gatherings, just in the day-time!).

Standing Strong evening events

Tickets for the evening events are £5 each.


Featuring speakers from the Middle East


Location: Life Church, Bedworth
Date: Tuesday 10 March
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm


Location: South Parade Baptist Church, Leeds
Date: Wednesday 11 March
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm


Location: Audacious Church, Chester
Date: Thursday 12 March
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm


Location: Vine Christian Centre, Bridgend
Date: Tuesday 17 March
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm


Location: Creech St Michael Baptist Church, Taunton
Date: Wednesday 18 March
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm


Location: Westminster Chapel, London
Date: Thursday 19 March
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm


Featuring speakers from the Middle East


Location: The Bridge Church, Strabane
Date: Friday 13 March
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm


Location: Hope Church, Hillsborough
Date: Saturday 14 March
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm


Featuring speakers from Asia


Location: Whitburn Pentecostal Church
Date: Tuesday 6 October
Time: 7pm – 9pm


Location: Riverside Evangelical Church, Ayr
Date: Wednesday 7 October
Time: 7pm – 9pm


Location: King’s Community Church, Aberdeen
Date: Thursday 8 October
Time: 7pm – 9pm

Standing Strong all-day events

Featuring speakers from Asia and the Middle East. We’re also planning some optional youth sessions for those aged 12-15 at the Birmingham event.


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

We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.