History of Healing Rooms @ Costa
Following the establishment of Healing Rooms in many locations around the UK, Healing Rooms England and Wales was given the opportunity in 2012 to follow a vision to explore taking Healing Rooms into the ‘Market Place’. In the same manner in which Jesus engaged with people where they were it was felt that it was important for the ministry to be taken out and made available to a wider audience. At the same time contact was made with the Costa coffee organisation who agreed to support the work and allow access to their premises.
The first of the Healing Rooms @ Costa was opened at The Freeport Shopping Mall in Talke, North Staffordshire in September 2012 followed 18 months later by opening in the Costa shop in Tesco at Congleton, Cheshire. These two have become the pattern for others to develop the “market place” approach and move into their own local Costa coffee shop.
In 2015, Havering Healing Rooms @ Costa opened in the Hornchurch branch of Costa coffee. Followed by Havering Healing Rooms @ Costa in Upminister in 2017.