Healing Ministry

Healing Ministry

Once a month, at the Wednesday Eucharist, there is a Healing Eucharist, which gives an extra dimension to the peace and beauty of this service. This is a said Communion service with the laying on of hands and anointing with oil. During the service the priest places his hands lightly upon your head and prays that the Holy Spirit will bring wholeness and health. Later in the service the priest will anoint your forehead and the palms of both your hands with holy oil, invoking the Spirit of Christ to give foregiveness, healing and the fullness of life.

While we are pleased to welcome all to the Abbey and are happy to speak with those in need/distress/trouble, it is not possible for us to offer long-term pastoral care to those who live at a distance. We can, with your permission, put you in touch with your parish priest or another local priest who will be pleased to speak with you.

Ministry of Reconciliation

Reconciliation was at the heart of Jesus’ ministry and is at the centre of the Church’s proclamation. When a person’s conscience is burdened with a particular sin, when a person wishes to make a new beginning in the Christian life, or as part of regular personal discipline the Vicar is available to help.

If you become housebound there is a team of lay people who visit regularly with Holy Communion. Staff in the Office will be pleased to arrange this for you.

Healing Ministry

Once a month, usually on the second Wednesday at 7.00pm (during the summer months), there is a Healing Eucharist, which gives an extra dimension to the peace and beauty of the regular Wednesday evening Eucharist.  This is a said Communion service with the laying on of hands and anointing with oil. During the service the priest places his hands lightly upon your head and prays that the Holy Spirit will bring wholeness and health. Later in the service the priest will anoint your forehead and the palms of both your hands with holy oil, invoking the Spirit of Christ to give forgiveness, healing and the fullness of life.

 

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