Prayer and meditation


Many people speak of Strawberry Field as a ‘thin place’ between heaven and earth, and often comment on the peace they sense here. They are in good company. John Lennon once described Strawberry Field as paradise.

For years, prayer supporters met regularly on site to pray for the whole project. This work continues now and you would be very welcome to join us as we pray for our community, visitors and those connected to us across the world

If you would like to take part in, or receive, prayer, you can:

Visit our Prayer Space on the lower ground floor where you will see a cross made of stones from the original Strawberry Field children’s home. You might want to tie a ribbon in memory of someone special on the large wicker heart, write a message in our guest book, or leave a prayer of thanks on our Gratitude Tree. Seasonal installations also find a home in the Prayer Space so look out for them too.

If you would like somebody to pray with you when you visit Strawberry Field, then please do get in touch with us at sfcommunity@salvationarmy.org.uk, or speak to a member of staff when you arrive.

We are currently meeting as a weekly ‘Prayer Bubble’ on Zoom. If you would like us to pray for a particular issue and you are unable to get to the Centre, then please share these details in the 'prayer requests' contact form below. We will then pray for you anonymously during our online prayer times.

“The plan to open Strawberry Field to the public for the first time - so people can see a unique exhibition about the home, how and why the song was written by John, and allow visitors to explore the grounds as John did as a child - is very exciting.”

Lady Judy Martin OBE