What is healing & wholeness?
Healing and Wholeness is Jesus Christ meeting us at our deepest point of need, offering us healing and restoring us to wholeness of life. This may involve being prayed for, worshipping, drawing near to Jesus and being in his presence as well as working alongside the miracle of all that the medical profession can offer in so many different ways.
Prayer for healing and wholeness in our diocese
Prayer is at the heart of our life together and so too is the seeking of Christ’s healing and wholeness. We are blessed through the faithful ministry of The Living Well to help us understand and appreciate the depths of this gift. We are grateful for the hundreds of people throughout our diocese who are prepared to pray with us for wholeness and healing.
The Canterbury Diocese has been part of rediscovery of healing prayer within the Church in recent times, and The Living Well chaplaincy helps to see that the ministry is exercised responsibly. Those who offer prayer with the laying on of hands are trained and approved by their local PCCs. They participate in on-going training and supervision, and appreciate the duty of care that must be exercised in such ministries. If you wish to discover this ministry of prayer or to receive it, please ask your local church or contact The Living Well chaplaincy.
For information regarding the Authorised Lay Ministry course in Healing and Wholeness, click here.
The Living Well
The Living Well is our Diocesan Centre for Healing and Wholeness and holds regular healing services, as well as offering prayers for healing to individuals who are wounded emotionally, spiritually and physically.
Feedback from Deeper Healing Days held at the Centre:
"Welcoming, peace, deep and healing. Thank you."
"Today was amazing! I have been changed by God forever and I am so grateful for this space at The Living Well."
"So lovely to just rest and pray today."
Days of Christian Healing on different themes are also held in different churches around our diocese. Recent attendees have described these ‘hub’ days as "inspiring and encouraging," "inspirational and strengthening," "a privilege" and "freeing."