Our end of year service schedule is given below and more events are listed on our calendar to download our events calendar, kindly click here.

Sunday, 6 December – Live stream Devotional Service (11.15 am) from Birmingham; Virtual Family Forum 4 – 6 pm (Zoom)

Sunday, 13 December – Live stream Devotional Service (11.15 am) from Manchester; Revival Service at 5 pm (Zoom)

Saturday, 19 December – Combined children Christmas program at 6 pm (Live Stream)

Sunday, 20 December – Live stream Devotional Service (11.15 am) from Bexley; Virtual Christmas Concert at 5 pm (also devotional service with sanctuary audience at all our branch churches at 11.15 am.)

Friday, 25 December – Christmas Day Service at 11 am – Live stream service from Bexley (also local live service at the same time, 11 am. with sanctuary audience at all our branch churches)

Sunday, 27 December – Live stream Devotional Service (11.15 am) from Peckham (also local service with sanctuary audience at all our branch churches at 11.15 am) and Young People’s Revival Service at 5 pm (Zoom)

Thursday, 31 December – Combined Watchnight Service at 10 pm (Zoom)

Sunday, 3 January 2021 – Combined New Year Service (or Zoom) and Combined Conducted Prayer Meeting from 4-6 pm (Zoom).

From Monday, 4 January – Our Annual Combined Daily Evening Prayer, 7.30-8.30pm. (Zoom)

We thank God for the end of the year 2020 as we look forward to another year 2021 of faithful and fruitful service in His vineyard by His grace.

God bless you.

Looking at the landscape of global events and seeing how the world seemed to be tottering from one crisis to the next, finally ending up with the problem of SARS-COV2 which transformed into a pandemic, the leaders of Apostolic Faith Church in Western Europe decided it is time to bring God into the middle of global crises if we hope to see a resolution quickly. Mankind seems to have reached the end of his capacity to deal with a crisis that seemed to be shifting on a daily basis, seems to re-invent itself at the smallest opportunity.

The response of the church was to call for a special prayer week that would allow congregants, even from the comfort of their homes, to virtually call out to the God of heaven for help, with the certain hope that He will hear our cries. The decision was based on the conviction that God is speaking to His world through this crisis and that the world needs to hear and pay attention.

The week started off on Sunday 15 November 2020 and is scheduled to run until Sunday 22 November 2020. The prayer meetings are set up to look through the scriptures and note instances where people had gone astray and rightly received the ire of a righteous God, but wherewith repentance, fervent prayer and fasting God’s anger was turned away and He showed mercy to His people even in quite extreme circumstances, which to human mind would have been unforgivable.

The homily on the opening Sunday drew from Joel 2:12-17 and beyond. It showed an account of the people of God who had transgressed and were in imminent danger of the repercussion for their sins. The message to the people was a warning of dire things that would befall them if they continued along their current path. It was also a message of hope, an urgent call to avoid a “pandemic”!

Before this time, the people of Judah had been subjected to several disasters that had decimated their economy and reduced their lives to greatly uncomfortable levels. This was the place they were in before the warning came of an even greater disaster looming! They needed to respond, quickly. They did. They called a solemn assembly; they assembled the elders and they prayed for God to “spare the people”. When they did, God answered. He promised them safety and comfort.

“Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting and with weeping, and with mourning…..and turn unto the Lord your God; for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness…” Joel 2: 12, 13

We seem to be living in parallel times. The world has been ravaged by many disasters over the past few years. We have reached a point where we need to turn to the Lord…..for He will abundantly pardon.

“Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things”. Joel 2:21.

The week of special prayers continues until Sunday 22 November 2020. Throughout the week, every evening, different passages of scripture will be highlighted showing occasions that demanded prayer and fasting to get a response from God.

 Monday 16 November 2020

The special week of prayers continued on Monday with the focus on an account of the people of Nineveh, who passed from death into life. God sent the prophet Jonah to the people of Nineveh that their cup of iniquity was full and they should expect retribution within 40 days.

“…Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.” Jonah 3:4

The response of the people was swift. From the king, even to the commoners and to their beasts, they all repented and turned to God. The king proclaimed a decree that all of them, including their animals, should observe a season of fasting and prayer.

“But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?” Jonah 3:8-9

The account told us that the people believed God and that was what directed their response. As their response was genuine and they were contrite, God responded.

And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that He had said that He would do unto them; and He did it not. Jonah 3:10

Prayer and fasting brought a great reward to the people of Nineveh. Through prayer and fasting, God can extend grace to us too and save us as individuals and our world as well.

Tuesday 17 November 2020

The Tuesday edition of the Special prayer week focused on asking God for a plan to do even things He has permitted. God allowed a decree for the return to Jerusalem but Ezra still thought it was important to seek the face of God for guidance – the right way to go.

“Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God to seek of Him, a right way for us”… Ezra 8:21

We also need God to guide our steps in our journeys through this our world, especially with the dangers that abound these days, the least of them not being the pandemic.

“….And the hand of our God was upon us, and He delivered us from the hand of the enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way.” Ezra 8:31

Our God will certainly guide us through the stormy waters of this plague that is threatening our world, taking us through all dangers until we reach the gates of heaven.

Wednesday 18 November 2020

The theme of the week of special prayer remains “It is time for thee, Lord, to work” and this was emphasised at the start of prayers. Calling on God to step into situations at the right time remain the best course for a Christian. Even Jesus Christ laid the example when He prayed throughout the night before picking his apostles. He also fasted for 40 days and 40 nights.

As they ministered unto the Lord and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. Acts 13:2

As we also fast and pray to God, the Holy Spirit will speak to us, guiding us through whatever we may need to do. This includes praying for our brethren in areas where the Lord has not yet given us churches and for the Lord to give us our own campsite!

Thursday 19 November 2020

Having just gone halfway through our week of special prayer, it is time to look at how to fast and pray in the right way that will be acceptable unto God.

…Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure and exact all your labours. Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high. Isaiah 58:>3,4

The Lord was able to clearly define through prophet Isaiah the type of fast that would move the hand of God. We also need to examine ourselves and our reasons for fasting and praying as God looks at the heart!

Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Isaiah 58:6.

May God help us as we fast and pray to make all our endeavours acceptable in His sight. May He show us individually, what we need to do so that our fasting and prayer will be accepted of God.

Friday 20 November 2020

God shows Himself merciful in every circumstance. As a matter of fact, the mercy of God is legendarily endless. The prayer today focused on a wicked King of Israel, Ahab, who in spite of his wickedness still found forgiveness and a “stay of execution” upon his rightful judgement.

And thou shalt speak unto him saying, Thus saith the Lord, in the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood. 1 Kings 21:19

This was the judgement that Ahab more than deserved. When he heard those words of condemnation his response was immediate and sober.

And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.1 Kings 21:27

God noticed! He notices my and your reactions to the many messages that He allows to come our way.

Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son’s days will I bring the evil upon his house. 1 Kings 21:29

God has the authority to reverse a judgement that has been passed. In spite of the severity of Ahab’s wickedness, God still took note of his repentance. May His mercy avail for us as we pray fervently during this period.

Saturday 21 November 2020

The prayer this day enjoined us to look at the example of Cornelius, a man who prayed fervently for a deeper experience with God, and God answered him directly by sending a heavenly messenger to visit him.

And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing. And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God. Acts 10:30-31

May the great God of heaven hear our prayers and give us speedy answers of peace. One man prayed fervently. God heard. God acted.

Sunday 22 November 2020

The final day of the special prayer week was a day of thanksgiving. With hearts full of gratitude to a God who offered us the opportunity to pray fervently with constant reminders of people who had carried out similar exercises in the past with attendant blessings and answers to prayers.

Remembering the many victories that have been received in the past, we look forward with hope to the many more that lie ahead, regardless of the many trials and enemies that might lie along the way.  Know that all we have are gifts from the Father of All above. We should give back to Him freely and willingly.

In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you – 1 Thessalonians 5:18.

We can sing with the songwriter:

He brought me out of the miry clay

He set my feet on the rock to stay

He put a song in my soul today

A song of praise, Hallelujah!

We need to take our attitude of gratitude to a new and higher altitude.

The theme of this year’s special meetings was,The hour has come for A NEW YOU’ with reference to the conversation of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4:23. The meeting started with a welcome message from brother Demola Adeyemi, which was followed by some songs in praise and worship unto God. Sis Vivian, one of our Belfast brethren then led us in the opening prayer session, committing the program into Gods hand and asking for the presence of the Holy Spirit for our cups to be filled to overflowing. She read from Romans 12:2, admonishing that there shall be mind-transformation and renewal at the end of the special meetings. 

The prelude included a violin duet, ‘O happy day’ by Precious and Debbie Adeyemi from the archives, and a hymn, ‘Trying to walk in the steps of the Saviour’.

Thereafter, Sister Nike spoke on the theme of the Special Meetings and purpose of the program. This was followed by a solo titled ‘Searching’ before the seminar opened with the first speaker of the night, Bro Solomon Akano, the leader of our Denmark group. 

Bro Solomon read from John 4:23 and highlighted his message with a developmental chat named CYCLE OF A NEW LIFE which helped us to understand that a new life has a cycle with a beginning, growth, benefits and an ending, that leads to eternity. Comparing this cycle with business development where there can be a decline in the cycle, he said in the new life there will be no decline as Jesus said it will be a well of water springing up into eternity. He rounded up with the book of Revelation 21:1-5, delving into what God has in store for us in eternity. He then requested everyone to check where they are in the cycle, and continually make progress in the cycle till the end for an extension of the new life to eternity. The special song for the event ‘Fill my cup Lord’ was sang to round up the session.

After the special song, Bro Funsho Ojo, a minister from our Oceanside New York branch, who was the second speaker of the day, spoke about the ‘New us’ as the beginning of better things. He referred to John 4:23 that Jesus made the Samaritan woman to realise why true worship is essential for a new beginning.  He said just as God called Abraham out for a new beginning, God wants us to make the same decision to retain our relationship with Him and avoid evil associations. Bro Funsho further referred to Daniel and his friends and how God honoured His words in their lives because the “spirit of Babylon” was not in them. He also used the example of Joseph to explain how God is ready to give the young people new visions, promote them and give them great ideas. He challenged the young people to be ready for the ‘New you’ and to ask God for wisdom. He then rounded up by leading a prayer session.

The second day was a Youth forum, organised specifically for our young people.  

After an opening prayer session, Presley opened the programme, welcoming everyone, following which two songs, ‘Our God is greater’ and ‘If creation sings your praises, so will I’, were sang by everyone. Some of the highlights of the day include a violin solo from Debbie, a vocal solo from Ruth – ‘He touched me’, and a Bible knowledge quiz session anchored by Austin and Mary. We also had an archive presentation of AFM UK youth choir, ‘You don’t have to worry’ and the special song for the program – ‘FILL MY CUP LORD.’ 

Bro Joshua Idowu, the Pastor of our Church in St Louis, Missouri, USA spoke on being ‘A New You’ in your spiritual life, using 2 Corinthians 5:17 to encourage the youths to seek to have a true salvation experience and to abstain from sin, as sin will be a hindrance to experiencing continuity in their new life. Victoria and Andrew anchored the second session which was conducted in an interview format with Sister Dupe Yalley. The interview centred on how young people could get into building their own businesses as a career. This was indeed an inspiration for the youths as they were inspired to re-invent themselves in the area of entrepreneurship by investing time in self-development. 

As the third speaker, Bro Tolu Ola-Odudu from our Bexley headquarters Church shared his academic and career development journey. This was again truly inspirational, as God spoke through him to challenge the youths to take their academics seriously, be careful of their associations and follow their dream to be successful. Discussions were concluded with questions from the audience directed at the three speakers.

On Sunday, we attended Western Europe centrally conducted virtually Sunday School at 10 am. Thereafter, the last session of the special meetings, an Evangelistic and Revival service started at 12pm with a short admonition by Bro Demola from the story of Jabez. He encouraged us to pray that God would give us the recipe for a new identity that would bring us into a better relationship with Him. A presentation of the special song for the weekend event, ‘FILL MY CUP LORD’ preceded congregational songs, ‘Give thanks with a grateful heart’ and ‘Holy Spirit, Thou art welcome in this place’ followed by prayer and announcements by Bro Ezekiel Ogundipe. 

Bro Demola opened the testimony session by testifying about the grace of God that saved him from being a bad person even though he was born into a Christian home. He testified of God’s power to keep and provide in a miraculous way during this pandemic. Bro Tobe testified about God’s goodness in saving him from redundancy from his workplace. Sis Grace testified about how God answered all the prayer requests she brought to the last special meeting. Sis Nike testified about God’s safekeeping several times from covid-19 scare in her work environment. 

The song before the sermon was a duet ‘O yes He cares.’ Bro Solomon Akano preached on ‘GOD WILL DO A NEW THING’ with Bible texts taken from Isaiah 43:1-3 and 15-19. He also referred to Numbers 23:19, saying that God is not a man that He should lie; whatever He says He will do. He used examples of Abraham, Jabez and Saul that became Paul. He asked people to allow God into their lives and let Him reveal His glory as He will do many new things as we exercise faith and lay all on the altar. 

Following an altar call, everyone was encouraged to spend some time praying in their homes, after which the closing song ‘Blow ye the trumpet blow, the year of Jubilee is come’ was sung. 

Truly, we are in that season to keep blowing the trumpet as we walk into our year of Jubilee. Our prayer is that all the attendees that had an encounter with Jesus would grow in their relationship with Him and keep the blessings. For the three days of these special meetings, we had over 150 ZOOM connections with some of them having family members rallying round their connections. We had people connecting from many parts of Europe, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and the United States. 

We thank God greatly for His manifold blessings that filled our cups to overflowing, as we look forward to the 2021 edition, should the Lord tarry.

A special message from Rev. Isaac Adigun, District Superintendent, Apostolic Faith Mission UK & Western Europe.

(Online – Special Meeting)

Theme was “Return (Unto Us) O Lord!”

In place of the cancelled AFM Campmeeting 2020, an online special service was organized for the week commencing Sun 26th of July through to Sun 2nd of August 2020. This was a time of spiritual refreshing and revival, where many special blessings were bestowed from God Almighty. There was a variety of services, some current, some archived, testimonies, children church, teaching, sermons, and so on.

All these services were streamed online at 7:30 pm on weekdays, 8:00 am on Saturday and regular Sunday service times starting at 9:30 am.

The uncertainty regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic is still very prevalent even up to this present time. Consequently, we have now cancelled our Camp Meeting which was scheduled for July 25 to August 1, 2020.

During this lockdown period, the suggestions offered by the Superintendent General of the Apostolic Faith, Rev. Darrel Lee, are worth echoing here too:

  • Pay extra attention to your personal walk with God. The daily Daybreak devotionals provide a terrific opportunity to gain a better understanding of God’s Word. Private prayer time before and/or after reading the Bible further nourishes the soul.
  • Join others around the world at scheduled service times for the Portland church webcast, or for webcasts offered by your local Apostolic Faith Churches. See UK scheduled service times for webcast on our homepage. While apart for now, we can still worship “together” virtually.
  • Remember that we are members of a worldwide body of believers. If every member of the body is thriving, the body is thriving. Stay in touch with fellow believers and support each other as you are able.
  • Seize this “social distancing” time as a period of spiritual refinement and character development. May we use this time apart from others for time together with God, modelling Jesus’ example.
  • Pray for and look forward to the time when we can return to the house of God with all our friends. Let’s look forward to camp meeting 2021! Better yet, anticipate the possibility of the Rapture of the Church well before then.
  • Thank you for your prayers and support. Between now and the trumpet sound, may God bless you.

Dear Colleague Workers,

Further to our on-going careful approach to opening our Church buildings to public worship, in line with the Government’s gradual easement of the lockdown, we have been undertaking a pilot at our Bexley church for the past two Sundays. We are now inviting individuals and families among ministers and workers, that so desire, to volunteer to attend our Sunday morning services, at least for the next two Sundays.

As you would appreciate, based on the guidance issued by the government, which includes social distancing and other measures, there is a limit to the number of worshippers that can be accommodated at any service. Accordingly, we have put a system of registration in a place where people that volunteer are registered by the Church and spread over different Sunday morning services to ensure fairness. While efforts would be made to accommodate as many as possible, please note that in addition to this being on a first-come-first-served basis, a number of other criteria may be used to determine when it is the turn of volunteers to attend. Those attending each Sunday will be adequately notified ahead of time. That would then mean that those that do not receive such notification by close of play on a Friday, can assume they are on the queue for a future Sunday service.

Meanwhile, please note that anyone that falls within any of the following groups are excluded from attending for now:

  1. Children that are under 10 years of age or that are above that age but need constant attention
  2. Elderly people that are 70 years and over
  3. Those that have any underlying illness
  4. Anyone that may have had a temperature, persistent dry cough or any other symptom of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  5. Anyone that has received a letter from the NHS/government advising them to shield.

After familiarizing yourself with the additional guidelines herewith attached, kindly register your intention to attend our Sunday service of 26th July 2020 with Bro Olaitan Abimbola using any of his contact details: 07931252981, olaabimbolang@gmail.com.

Government guidelines below: