What is Mahanaim?

These times of worship and encounter have been held in response to a call from God. They are a meeting of heaven and earth. See Genesis 32:1-2 & Song of Songs 6:12-13.

He has told us, Mahanaim is mine and I will do amazing things. He is a faithful God and He does!

God has been awesome at each of our gatherings and many people have been irreversibly changed by deep personal encounters.  If you are one of those and would like to add a testimony to encourage others, then please let us know.

Next Gathering

The next gathering will be on 6th, 7th & 8th January 2020, and we will have the privilege of welcoming Isabel Allum as our guest speaker.

Isabel has an international prophetic ministry and can find out more details on her website here, or from the following which is taken from the website of Forest City Destiny Church in Ontario that she founded in 2010 with her late husband Ivan.

Ivan and Isabel Allum have been involved in various levels of ministry and church leadership for over 30 years. Ordained through Partners in Harvest, they were trained and mentored by John & Carol Arnott, who taught them to love God’s people and bring healing to their lives.

They are best known through their international prophetic ministry, training and equipping people to hear the voice of God, to activate their gift and prophesy from the Father’s heart, to engage in prophetic evangelism, prophetic worship, prophetic strategy, and live in their prophetic destiny.  They are also known as apostolic and prophetic advisors, helping pastors and leaders get vision, direction, and strategy for their ministry, their church, and for the destiny of the people under their care. 

They have been involved in several church plants. They co-founded Highlands Christian Ministries, where they pastored for many years. In 2010 they founded Forest City Destiny Church. In 2018, Ivan Allum’s earthly sojourn was complete and he went to be with the Lord. In June 2019, Isabel Allum transitioned from FCDC and began independently travelling and ministering itinerantly throughout the world, with a passion to see people fulfilling their destinies in Christ.

Programme & Venue

Each day will run from 2.00 pm until 11.00 pm, with a break from about 5.00 pm until 7.00 for a sandwich buffet. However, we allow the Holy Spirit to have control of our meetings and therefore any programme may be subject to change.

The gathering will take place at The Noke Hotel, St. Albans, which has plenty of parking and easy access just off the M25.


Entry is by advanced booking only. We will be subsidising the cost of the event and advance tickets are available through Eventbrite at just:

  • £10 per day, plus £1.37 booking fee, or
  • £25 for 3 days, plus £2.54 booking fee.

These ticket prices include the sandwich buffet, plus tea or coffee with the buffet. Water will be available throughout each day and evening. There will also be a limited number of tickets available for the evening sessions only. These are priced at £7 per evening (plus £1.14 booking fee) with entry from 6.30 pm onward. These evening tickets do not include any food, tea or coffee.

Reduced price child tickets are also available for ages 4-10 years. Under 4 years are free.

We will also be taking up an offering at some point during the conference for the sole purpose of blessing Isabel.

Please note that advance booking for day tickets will close on 23rd December 2019
This is to facilitate with catering. Evening tickets will remain on sale until 3rd January 2020

If you have any other questions, please see our FAQ page here, Otherwise, please use the following link to book.

Previous Gatherings

Saturday Afternoon: “Encouraging and Equipping”, by Sharon Oliver
Saturday Afternoon: “The Harvest is Plentiful”, by Bruce Oliver
Saturday Evening: “It’s all about Jesus”, by Sharon Oliver
Sunday Morning: “Crossing Over”, by Bruce Oliver
Sunday Afternoon: “Following The Spirit”, by Bruce Oliver
First part of talk only – excludes practical demonstration as this contains personal details
Saturday Afternoon: “Overflow”, by Rachel Hickson
Sunday Morning: “Overflow – Part 2”, by Rachel Hickson
Sunday Afternoon: “Overflow – Part 3”, by Rachel Hickson, Gordon Hickson & Helen Azer
Saturday Afternoon: “Further forward”, by Thelma Sparks
Sunday Morning: “Heavenly Citizens”, by Karen Charles
Sunday Afternoon: “Forerunner Ministry” by Neal Sparks
Saturday Afternoon: “Laying hold of who you are”, by Nadya Dyett
Saturday Evening: “Living in two camps”, by Paul Hopkins
Sunday Morning: “Strength in weakness”, by Paul Hopkins
Sunday Afternoon: “Colossians 2”, by Paul Hopkins
Saturday Afternoon: “The Bride”, by Thelma Sparks
Saturday Evening: “Nation Changers”, by Paul Hopkins
Sunday Morning: “Fear of Death”, by Steve Cardell
Sunday Afternoon: “Lifting the Veil”, by Paul Hopkins

Saturday Afternoon: “Golden Vessels”, by Thelma Sparks
Saturday Evening: “Wisdom to See”, by Paul Hopkins
Sunday Morning: “Prophecies fulfilled”, by Steve Cardell

“I felt I was embraced by God’s love so much… He’s got a better plan for me.”

“When I was crying, he gave me comfort and words… the first time I’ve really had a conversation with God, personally. It was really amazing encountering God last night.”

“It was literally being in the presence of God… and there was something in the worship that was breaking new ground”

“I was in the presence of God. I felt I was in deep water and God was saying ‘I’m going to hold you up’.”

“He was talking to me about a new season coming, how we don’t take the leaves of the autumn through to the spring and summer. He was helping me transition and breaking things off. The presence of God was so strong. Great! Wonderful!”

“I was in the middle of a battle yesterday… a sister here prayed for me and opened my eyes for the things I couldn’t see. I felt Jesus was rescuing me from this battle. I felt Jesus pick me up and say ‘be free – you’re free again’, so I just want to glorify Jesus and say thank you for this conference.”

“Thank you so much for the prayer I received during our time together. I have not only been miraculously healed by our Father but I believe this is my second chance to start fresh and begin a new journey with God in my life. I have overcome self-consciousness, depression and anxiety. I am able to see and hear God for the first time in a long time and I can feel his presence once again. I feel like a completely new person and it’s definitely the start of something new for me. I haven’t had a headache since the weekend which I usually get every day. I prayed out loud for others, which is something self-consciousness stopped me from doing. Similarly, I stood up during our time of worship to fully engage with Jesus and I tore out and shredded all my negative journal entries. Once again, thank you for those who prayed for me and stood with me through those dark times. I am over the moon with what God is doing/has done for me recently and I’m very excited to see what’s in store for me in the future. Bless you all. ❤” Eleanor R

“Thank you for the weekend! Such an awesome time, I’m so impacted by Thelma and Karen’s word. Feel so blessed to be a part of this company of laid down lovers of Jesus! Xxxxx” Connie R

“THANK YOU to the team for hosting God-space, and for all being so consistently kind and caring and able to leave room for room-wide encounter with God xxx” Katy C

“The weekend was highly uncomfortable, highly glorious and highly life changing. :-)” Jemma E

“Thank you for everything that you’ve done to make this weekend… such a blessing. I was sorry to leave before the end but my friend had to go. She is SO grateful I invited her! I’m so pleased for her. She’s been deeply, deeply blessed…. The Lord has shown me that today is the first day of my breakthrough. I’ve been waiting for this breakthrough FOR YEARS. I had to have the healing that He gave me over this weekend before He could start the breakthrough, but it’s starting now. I think maybe big things have been accomplished in quiet hidden ways this weekend. That’s certainly the case for me anyway… God bless xxx” Pat W

“For 5 weeks before the meeting I had had serious problems with my womb (constant loss of blood). Many people from different churches had laid hands on me but it hadn’t stopped. During the first session with Paul Hopkins, when he asked for the Holy Spirit, I felt fire in my body. When I flew home the next day, the bleeding completely stopped!! Praise JESUS!! I was called by the Holy Spirit to come to this event (not by people) and the Holy Spirit welcomed me. For me, it was very important to know that it was the Holy Spirit calling me and not the people. After every visit, I keep your country deeper in my heart. Jesus loves the UK :)” Visitor, name withheld on request

“When you were talking about hugs earlier, I had a flashback to when I was a little girl and when my daddy came home from work how I used to go running and leap into his arms and have a hug. He died when I was 12 and I remember not long before he died that he came home from work and I ran into his arms and he said, “Jane, I don’t think you’re going to be able to do this for much longer because my back won’t take it”. But God just brought that to mind today and said, “but you can ALWAYS still jump into my arms, and I will cope, my back is strong enough for you. It doesn’t matter how old you are, I still delight in that hug.” That was quite healing.” Jane H

“The last gathering was AMAZING – loved it!!! 🙂 ” Dan C

“This was the second Mahanaim conference my wife and I have attended and it was the same tremendous experience as first time – a supercharged, highly potent mixture of encounter and worship bringing in a wonderful overwhelming presence of God’s love, combined with terrific speakers who went far beyond what would normally be regarded as teaching, to encourage listeners to open their spirits to a greater expectation of the power of God’s love transforming lives and our traditional concepts of what church is like and what it means to live the Christian life. I cannot recommend these conferences more highly for anyone who is hungry for more of God and the power of his love to change lives and destinies.” Leigh C