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Healing Ministry

As the 20th century theologian Hans Kung wrote in his book On being a Christian, ‘God’s Kingdom is creation healed’.  This quote helps us understand that Christ’s healing has cosmic significance and impact, for Christ’s healing is for the salvation of the world, which begins with the healing of a person.  The gospel narratives give us explanations of why Jesus came to heal the sick, cast out demons and raise the dead, which was to reveal God’s power in the world and God’s Kingdom in our midst.  As followers of Jesus Christ, like his first disciples and the apostles, we too are sent out to proclaim the Kingdom of God by healing the sick, curing the diseased and casting out demons; so that parishes churches and chaplaincies, as healing communities, can join in, in a holistic way, with what God is also doing through the medical profession and other caring agencies: for all things are inter-connected in the Kingdom of God.  

In my role as the Bishop’s Advisor for the Healing Ministry, I aim to promote a wider understanding of the healing ministry, based on theological and scientific knowledge of it and the safe and appropriate practice of it in the churches the clergy and laity serve, and all of which, is to be administered with Christ-like compassion and love.

This webpage offers some suggestions for further reading, training, and center’s offering the healing ministry; pastoral care and liturgical resources for service planning.  But please contact me if you require further advice or help in promoting the healing ministry in your churches and chaplaincies.

The Diocesan Healing Ministry adheres to the Peterborough Diocesan Safeguarding Guidelines and the House of Bishop’s Guidelines for the Good Practice of the Deliverance Ministry 1975 (Revised 2012)

 

Deliverance Ministry

If you are concerned about any unusual, puzzling or troubling incidents please contact the Bishop’s office: 01733 562492, and an experienced priest will respond sensitively and confidentially.