The Rooftop Prayer & Encounter – all are welcome


Zoom1st and 3rd Thursdays, 8pm to 9pm
Meeting ID: 810 337 077

Next is this Thursday 3rd June.

The Rooftop exists to equip Christians to join Jesus in his mission by equipping disciples who make disciples. It is inspired by Peter’s rooftop encounter with God recorded in Acts 10, which led to the spread of the Gospel ‘beyond the walls’ of the church.

2nd October 2022, The Rooftop Global Encounter, will be launched from Chelmsford in Essex, the birthplace of radio and indeed all modern communications. Marconi, a Christian and man of prayer, had a vision of the life changing gospel of Jesus Christ being transmitted across the globe. So do we!

The Rooftop Global Encounter is anticipated to be to be the world’s largest Christian gathering, aiming to realign the focus from inside the walls of church buildings to God’s work beyond the walls.

The Rooftop Prayer & Encounter - no City Prayer logo --amended for twice monthly June 2021

1st and 3rd Thursdays, from 8pm until 9pm, The Rooftop Prayer & Encounter is a time to meet with God, pray into The Rooftop ministry in the UK and to gain understanding of what going to ‘a rooftop’ means.

Everyone is very welcome to log in. Come find out more and journey with us.

The meetings are hosted by UK Pioneer for The Rooftop, David Gilbey.

For further and updated  information you can take a look here:

Worship on the Streets – could you?

We love what Worship on the Streets is doing and through reading their latest newsletter, they are back on the streets of Newcastle and around Northumberland.

Take a look at what Worship on the Streets are all about. Could you do something similar to being the Sound of The Kingdom to your own City, town or community?

Check out this short video clip of Worship on the Streets in Morpeth Market Square just recently.

(Note that Worship on the Streets is not connected to CTNTP or The Rooftop).

Have you considered Prayer Walking your community?

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We believe that increasingly, God has been telling His Church to leave their buildings to be a ‘light’ to their communities.  

Prayer is vital, not only in asking God to bless those where we live, or declaring scriptural truths over our towns and cities, but to listen to His voice for what He is already doing and how we might join Him in His mission.

Prayer Walking our neighbourhoods, streets, highways and by-ways of the UK is an amazing way of engaging with God’s heart. A we go out with our ‘spiritual antennas up’, The Lord will tell us how to pray and what to do.

Here are a couple of organisations that have some great ideas on getting started.

Neighbourhood Prayer Network

A Mile with Jesus book coverThe updated and redesigned the ‘A Mile with Jesus’ Prayerwalking guide, will really help you understand your local community and how to pray for everything within it.  It gives so many hints and tips for Prayer Walking. 

The vision of A Mile with Jesus was originally given to Rachael Fola, the Neighbourhood Prayer Network, A Mile with Jesus Coordinator who has faithfully been encouraging thousands of their members to go and Prayer Walk their local community with some spiritual intelligence. 

More about Neighbourhood Prayer Network at: 

A Mile with Jesus has been produced in collaboration with Hope Together.

Single Copies and Church Packs (60% off) are now available through PetersBrook.  Click Here to Order.


Hope for Every Home – the Oikos Outreach App

Hope for Every homeHope for Every Home -which is part of Hope Together and is a Resource Partner of Neighbourhood Prayer Network –  focuses on the local providing everyday ways to support churches and individuals to share the love of Jesus with their neighbours, friends and communities.

Their website  – – contains a number of prayer resources and uniquely, details of how you can download and use the Oikas Outreach App on your phone.

Oikas Prayer AppThe Oikos Outreach App allows you to tag where you have prayed, cared and shared the love of Jesus with people. Your street, road,  lane, home…it starts wherever you are. The tags are saved on the app. You can see where you have been and where others have been too. Become part of a movement trying to reach the whole nation for Jesus street by street, home by home…to the last home.

The Confused Christian?

The Rooftop talks about Christians who go beyond the walls of the church, joining Jesus in His Mission and making Disciples who make Disciples.

Christians become Confused?

Christians look one way and see a building that has formed their view as to what church is. They usually know that is not actually true, but years of ‘conditioning’ means they can’t help it!

They look the other way and see ‘the world’

Christians are typically taught that Evangelism happens out in ‘the world’, but that Discipleship happens in ‘the church’. There are often special discipleship meetings or a course laid on. Much of the time this is about how to become a good Christian and avoid sin.

But, as Jesus modelled for us, Evangelism takes place outside the church, in the world, a big frightening place, where people seemingly and increasingly don’t understand or like Christians, or our message. A few ‘special Christians’ seem to be called to be ‘Evangelists’ and although we sort of know we should be too, we lack the training or confidence.

Many of us are confused Christians, who do not know what to do, so the easiest thing is to decide to become Disciples rather than Evangelists because then we haven’t got to go out and speak to all those scary people about Jesus!

A Paradigm Shift is needed.

But the Bible teaches that ALL Disciples of Jesus are also on His Mission. We have access to the empowerment of The Holy Spirit to go out and do this. Therefore, we are also all about Evangelism and must be engaged in being Disciples who make Disciples, beyond the walls of the church.

Matthew 4:19: ‘Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”’

Jesus is above everything

So we need to start again, with Jesus. He is head of The World AND The Church – that being us, His followers, not a building. It is not about how full a church building gets, that can often be a reason for mission and unfortunately frequently becomes self seeking and serving.

When we recognise Jesus Christ is at the head of all, Discipleship and Evangelism become the same thing. Maybe we would better have just one word, Evangleship or Discipleism!

This third illustration has been described as a prophetic picture. Christians equipped and trained, filled with the power of The Holy Spirit, leaving their buildings and passionately engaging with the world, as Disciples, who make Disciples.

Which napkin are you on?!

David Gilbey
UK Pioneer, The Rooftop

(Base material for this article and illustrations by Rev. Dennis Pethers, Founder of The Rooftop)

Event 3rd April – Moving Out in Righteousness

You are encouraged to sign up for this online event, being hosted by Suzanne Ferrett, of our Partner organisation, Passion for The

9.30am to 11.30am, Saturday 3rd April 2021


Suzanne writes:

Moving Out in Righteousness – Domination or Dominion?

‘In December 2020, God spoke to me about an ancient key He was releasing – as I have prayed and waited on God, I believe this is to do with the re-setting of what has been a corrupted version of the ‘dominion’ mandate back to the Biblical gift which it was intended to be. This is not about Dominionism, or domination of one upon the other, but the release of a gift which stewards out of God’s heart, for the well-being of those concerned.’ Quote from ‘Unpacking Godly Dominion’.

Amidst all the changes around us, a new movement is beginning, a movement to bring transformation and revival to our land. A Movement of those who know their identity in God; who know their authority in the place of prayer and against the enemy, but also a movement of those who carry His heart and His ways. This is a good moment to allow Him to address any remaining issues in our lives.

Following the testimonies from the Seminar ‘Unpacking Godly Dominion’ we have decided to repeat it for those who were unable to attend the first time. This will have a slightly different focus from the first seminar, as we will look at aspects of ungodly dominion for individuals, families and the church. In the second half of the meeting, we will take some time to talk about what does this mean for us? How do I walk exercising a right dominion over my own life and then as I move out into the world.

I am aware this seminar will be on Easter Saturday; and although I wrestled with the date, I felt this was right, in between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. However, we will begin on time at 9.30am and finish by 11.30 am.

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A Month of Sundays

A Month of Sundays – the world has fast forwarded 10 years in the past year!
As churches resume ‘actual’ services, it might be a good time to STOP for four weeks…!
Not going back to how things were before, but going forward based on what has been learned.
‘Follow a roadmap towards Joining Jesus in His Mission by becoming a disciple-making  community’.

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The ROOFTOP – Prayer & Encounter – starts Thursday 4 Feb

Zoom logoThursdays at 9pm for 30 minutes
Meeting ID: 810 337 077


2019-10-13 20.05.08As we have previously announced, CTNTP has partnered with global ministry, The Rooftop. In conjunction with City Prayer, Chelmsford, (the city where The Rooftop is based), we want to invite you to a new weekly time of encounter and exploration!
The Rooftop exists to equip Christians to join Jesus in his mission by equipping disciples who make disciples.
The Rooftop is inspired by Peter’s rooftop encounter with God recorded in Acts 10, which led to the spread of the Gospel ‘beyond the walls’ of the church.
2nd October 2022, The Rooftop Global Encounter, will be launched from Chelmsford, the birthplace of radio and indeed all modern communications. The Rooftop Global Encounters is anticipated to be to be the world’s largest Christian gathering, aiming to realign the focus from inside the walls of church buildings to God’s work beyond the walls.
The Rooftop Prayer & Encounter
Commencing Thursday 4th February 2021, 9pm to 9.30pm and then every Thursday, there will be a new weekly online meeting.
Together we will:
Explore the vision of The Rooftop
Pray over the emerging work of The Rooftop in the UK.
Pray for the Global Encounter.
and by no means least:
Make space for your own life changing, ‘rooftop encounter’ with God.
All throughout the UK are very welcome to join us and maybe become part of the journey with The Rooftop:
The meetings will be hosted by UK Pioneer for The Rooftop and leader of City Prayer, Chelmsford, David Gilbey.

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The Rooftop – New Website Launched

Be part of the Global Rooftop world map

Find out more and how you can become involved

The Rooftop is a global ministry equipping Christians to join Jesus in his mission by equipping disciples who make disciples. The Rooftop is inspired by Peter’s rooftop encounter with God recorded in Acts 10, which led to the spread of the Gospel ‘beyond the walls’ of the church.

CTNTPhas partnered with The Rooftop, who are organising The Rooftop Global Encounter, the world’s largest Christian gathering to realign the focus from inside the walls of church buildings to God’s work beyond the walls.

To achieve this vision we are empowering Christians globally to unite on October 2, 2022 by hosting their own Rooftop Encounter with God, connecting millions at the same time.

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Behold I do a New Thing -Special Announcement – CTNTP & The Rooftop

An important message from CTNTP UK Coordinator, David Gilbey

David Gilbey Oct 2020Hello everyone, trust that you are continuing to navigate the ‘strange times’ that we find ourselves living in and are finding strength, peace and purpose in The Lord.

Call The Nation to Prayer has always been considered simply ‘a directive’ from The Lord, a move of prayer for this nation, called, initiated and orchestrated by the Spirit of God. (see the Background to CTNTP here). We – that is CTNTPpeter-hill-cropped Founder, Peter Hill and I –  have not considered CTNTP to be an Organisation as such, but it has largely sought and existed to cheer on and be a catalyst to, all who yearn and pray for the coming of God’s Kingdom upon the UK.

In September 2018, Peter Hill and I believe we were led by The Spirit to hold two significant connected gatherings in two different locations, on one day in the centre of England. Called, ‘As One’, we prayed and declared unity and reconciliation; for Believers with emphasis on ‘The Spirit’ and those on ‘The Word’, across the UK Church to come together. We believe that ‘As One’ sent, ‘A revival Ripple’ out across the nation.

Since that time, we have largely felt to wait and to watch for echoes of the ‘ripples’ that went out on that day in 2018, in a sense to return. CTNTP has since been giving voice to many other prayer initiatives and prophetic words that resonate with our Vision for prayer across our nation.

Lockdown and a Shaking!

I, as many who are involved in prayer ministry across the UK and indeed the globe, have been sensing an impending ‘Shaking’. Well at the beginning of 2020, this certainly started. Covid has surely been shaking the whole earth!

Personally, this has caused me to pause, to reflect, to wait. What is The Lord saying through all this? What about CTNTP? What about everything else that I am involved in, which are several other local and national ministries? This has definitely not been a time to step forward and simply ask God to bless, but rather to wait until the Lord beckons to follow.

I encourage you to read an article I published on this website in January 2019 which was a prophetic word from Rick Joiner in the USA, entitled 2019: A Year of Unity and Shaking.

Rick starts by saying:

2018 was a remarkable and wonderful year. 2019 will be even more so. Every year from now on will be more so, but key elements of a great spiritual critical mass will begin to come together in the coming year.

This will begin a spiritual atomic-like explosion in 2020. [shaking] What are the elements that are coming together for this to happen?…

A Time of Great Increase

The first will be a growing relationship and union with the Lord. Many have begun to experience the greatest times they have ever had in their relationship with the Lord. For those who seek Him, this will continually increase. There will also be an increasing unity and cooperation between individuals, ministries, and movements…

The Rooftop – Joining Jesus in His Mission

Logo -sky backgroundA few of you may already be aware of my journey and growing relationship with the expanding global movement known as, The Rooftop. I have been on their UK Board since the latter part of 2019.

The Vision of The Rooftop has a number of parallels to that of CTNTP. One obvious thing, it has a BIG vision! The Rooftop is global, currently developing in thirty plus nations and exists to see whole nations -including the UK  – turn to Christ. Partnership and unity with others with the same heart is at its centre. A key scripture for both The Rooftop and CTNTP is John 17:20-21, where Jesus prays for All Believers to be, ‘As One’.

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. (NIV).

Behold I do a New Thing! – CTNTP and The Rooftop come together

Although The Rooftop is based in the UK through its founder and now International Pioneer, Dennis Pethers, it has not had a specific person to take the ministry forward in the UK itself.

About 4 weeks ago, following the last few  months of covid-enforced pause and reflection, I believe God spoke to me and said ‘follow’, I have a ‘New Thing’ ahead for you and also CTNTP…

… and so, with immediate effect, I am delighted to announce that I have accepted an invitation to serve as The Rooftop as their UK Pioneer. I believe everything that I currently do must gradually distil around this new position.

Zoom David Peter Dennis 231020Discussions have just taken place between myself, Peter Hill and Dennis Pethers and together, we have a peace to become close partners. CTNTP and The Rooftop will for this next season journey together. This is not actually about either ministry, but a overarching desire to join with The Lord to see His Kingdom and the life changing message of Jesus, come in power upon our nation and the nations.

Practically, as a first step, the CTNTP website will shortly be updated to reflect this new partnership and our Blog – News and Views posts will be re-focussed around the collective vision. The CTNTP website has around 1300 visits per month, so will hopefully remain a valuable way of conveying the unfolding story.

A New Chapter - snip of page 1If it is of help, I have prepared a document which will tell you more about The Rooftop and for context, some personal background as to how I find myself now in the UK Pioneer role:

click here to view/download the document as a pdf

You can also read below a summary of The Rooftop ministry. Note that The Rooftop is shortly launching a newly updated website. Details of this will be made known soonest.

Peter Hill and I really hope that you will want to continue and support what is continuing to be a very exciting journey of faith!

Blessings to you all

David Gilbey

UK Coordinator CTNTP and UK Pioneer, The Rooftop

The Rooftop – a brief overview

Founded in 2014 by Essex man, Rev. Dennis Pethers, from small beginnings, it now has a rapidly expanding representation in thirty plus countries around the globe.

Carries a passion to see a vast number of Christians and churches be proactive in sharing their faith, joining Jesus in His Mission.

Based on the moment in scripture where Peter went to a rooftop to pray, he received from The Holy Spirit a fresh vision of God’s heart for the lost, which allowed the Good News to spread to the Gentiles. (Acts 10). Many Believers today also need such an encounter, leading to their own paradigm shift in thinking and vision.

Groups of Christians have their own Rooftop Encounter. If possible on a roof top or high place over their city, town, or region. Together, they take part in a guided time of prayer, listening to God and with opportunity for an encounter with The Holy Spirit. Many leave with a new commitment to relationship and unity in The Spirit to join Jesus in His mission to the lost.

National Pioneers are commissioned in each country and develop relationship and partnership with individual churches, local, regional or national Christian organisations, streams and denominations. In turn, these are encouraged to become Partners and ambassadors for The Rooftop where they are.

Chelmsford to The World – October 2022

2019-10-13 20.05.08The current rallying call of The Rooftop, is The Rooftop Global Encounter which will take place in just under two years time, on 2nd October 2022. Through Partnerships, it is envisaged that potentially thousands of Rooftop Encounters will all take place on one day across the world.

The Global Encounter will be launched in the City of Chelmsford, Essex, ‘The Birthplace of Radio’. In 1920, through the pioneering work of Marconi, the first ever transatlantic commercial radio broadcast was made from Chelmsford. The Rooftop strongly believes that through this amazing legacy and this time utilising modern media and TV/video broadcast technology, Chelmsford has been once again positioned by The Lord to be a most strategic place of global transmission, but this time for the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Intimercy – CD Album now available

In August we told you about a new Album by our friend, with a God given musical talent, Rob Parker – Intimercy – read here.

We are please to announce that the Album has just been launched…

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I am so excited to have finally finished my new album Intimercy

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You can purchase a copy of the Album or any of Rob’s Albums on his website – 


Here is the recording of the 10th October launch on YouTube
 and on Facebook

I praise Jesus for the inspiration for this album that came during lock down and time spent in Ffald-y-Brenin, Wales, StHilds, Whitby, Christ Church, Bridlington and Holy Nativity, Eastfield.
and my prayer His presence will embolden us to be carries of his mercy

WOW…love this dude…
“Intimercy is full of hauntingly beautiful melodies, sounds and songs, stirring our souls to a closer walk with Jesus. Be lifted by the new sound of the new era – a cry, a prayer, a longing to be in Gods presence, and for His presence to flood the earth! Well done Rob Parker on another beautiful album!”
Jarrod Cooper, songwriter, author, broadcaster.

Rob Parker has spent lockdown recording an accomplished album of fine new songs of worship, beautifully performed. As the pandemic continues we Christians need to draw close to Jesus in intimacy, not as an escape from the world, but to be transformed to demonstrate the love and hope that faith in him inspires. That is the theme of the title track ‘Intimercy’ (no misprint). In these troubled times we dare not be consumers of worship but worshippers transformed by Jesus. This album is a gift for these times. +
Bishop Graham Cray.  Former Bishop of Maidstone, and chair of Soul Survivor

this album is “seriously infectious” the 4th Song “*When Jesus Comes*” is difficult to get tired of and one seems to return to it often.
The album’s infectious nature stems from its well-balanced, sound, its positive vibe, and its meaningful lyrics. From the start  with the song “*Breath on Me*” to the exhilarating “*Run into your presence*”, the album is deep, emotional, and prophetic. The lyrics are particularly meaningful and potent,

 *Walter Horner* (D.Min)
Director of Global Missions Now Dallas Texas USA

During lockdown God has been calling His people into His presence.  Intimercy is the fruit of Rob’s time aside listening, loving and worshipping Jesus.  You will enjoy this album and be drawn into a new place of intimacy.

Sue Sinclair CWM