The next Healing Service is
on Saturday 7th September 2019, 6.30 p.m. in All Hallows Church.
When we read the stories of Jesus, and the
things that he did, one of the things that stands out is the way in which he
healed people. Sometimes he healed them from physical illness, sometimes it was
from anxiety or depression. On other occasions he released people from a sense
that they were held captive by forces they could not understand. In each of
these situations, Jesus responded to the particular needs of those he met by
offering healing and restoring people to wholeness of life.
All that we learn of Jesus in the gospel
stories is also true now, in the present time. Jesus continues to meet
people in their everyday lives at their point of need and he offers the
possibility of change and new life. He also asks us, as Christians, to
follow his example by praying with others for healing and wholeness.
This ministry is not something extraordinary,
but a deepening and development of what is always at the centre of the Gospel.
“The Healing Ministry is Jesus’ ministry entrusted to us, always to be
exercised with reverence, love and compassion. The guiding principle is to
recognise the presence of God in those receiving this ministry and honour his
presence in them”