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Bishop’s Adviser for Healing & Wholeness
Sheffield Diocesan Advisory Group for Healing and Wholeness
The Sheffield Diocesan Advisory Group for Healing and Wholeness was set up with the core purpose of encouraging healing to be a central part of the ministry and mission of the Diocese of Sheffield.
Our aim is to offer guidance and resources to enable this to be done effectively in safe and healthy ways and to provide an environment where experience can be shared.
Modern definitions recognise that ‘health’ is more than the absence of disease. The group recognises that health is to do with human flourishing, and includes aspects of…
- A sense of being in community with others
- Physical and mental health.
We would love to find out what is already being done in the Diocese by way of healing ministry, so whether it’s a well-being café or space, parish nursing, holding healing services or partnering with social prescribing or health services, please get in touch and let us know what you are doing and what sort of support would be helpful.
We will develop this Healing and Wholeness website section, sharing ideas, guidance and resources to release us all to develop this area of ministry.
As a group, we include medical, mental health and hospice chaplains, a parish nurse, a Diabetic nurse who is also a Self-Supporting Minister (SSM), a retired parish priest, and an SSM who is a GP and the Bishop’s Advisor in healing and wholeness. The team also includes a lay pioneer minister with extensive experience in mental health and well-being training.
Liturgy Resources for Healing Services
Church of England Resources
A comprehensive compendium of liturgy from The Church of England site including:
- A Theological Introduction to Wholeness and Healing
- A Celebration of Wholeness and Healing (especially suitable for a diocesan or deanery occasion)
- Laying on of Hands with Prayer and Anointing at a Celebration of Holy Communion
- Prayer for Individuals in Public Worship
- Ministry to the Sick
- The Celebration of Holy Communion at Home or in Hospital
- The Distribution of Holy Communion at Home or in Hospital
- Laying on of Hands with Prayer and Anointing
- Prayers for Protection and Peace
The ‘Useful Prayers’ download includes…
- Prayer at the Laying on of Hands
- Words used when Anointing is administered
- A Short Form of Prayer over the Oil
- The Jesus Prayer
- The Hail Mary
- A Prayer of Protection
- Christaraksha – an Indian Prayer for a person before sleep
Orders of Service Examples and Eucharist
Some orders of services for examples of healing services, with an explanatory sheet for each and some pictures of the services concerned – from St Mark’s Broomhill.
Renew Wellbeing – creating spaces where it is ‘ok not to be ok’, through presence, partnership and prayer
Guild of Health and St Raphael – ecumenical, inclusive and prayerful organisation providing online 4x2hr sessions Everyday healing course and resources and support to become a healthy healing hub:
Acorn Healing Academy – online healing course / Listening course
Sanctuary Mental Health Course Anglicised version – free 8-session small group course to use in your setting. Looks at what the church can do for people with MH issues, creating communities in which people with MH issues can flourish and drawing clear boundaries.
Kintsugi Hope – becoming a mental health-friendly church. Free online training to run Kintsugi Hope well-being groups in your church
St Gabriel’s Church Greystones Sheffield S11 7JB
Quarterly Healing and Wholeness service on Sundays at 11.45am. Please contact Zoey Steele, St Gabriel’s Ministry Administrator
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Regular Healing services at Sheffield Cathedral
Monthly Service of Healing and Wholeness for our Wellbeing at 3.30pm Saturday, Sheffield Cathedral Crypt on the first Saturday of the month. If you’d like to know more, please contact Revd Ann Walton at the cathedral
Quarterly Healing Services Sunday at 4.30pm on the third Sunday of month. Space to be and spend time with God: A Service to explore Wellbeing, Healing and Wholeness (A quarterly H&W service for Rotherham churches or anyone in need of prayer). Please contact Rev Dr Louise Castle, Bishop’s Advisor in Healing and Wholeness.
SaCRed Space at St Stephen’s/ St Columba Crosspool
Monthly service on Sunday evening. Quiet, beautiful, communal space just to be and RE-connect with ourselves and the divine.
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St Peter’s Warmsworth, Doncaster DN4 0TW
A contemporary worship service in which there is an opportunity for prayer for healing; Monthly service at 4.30 on the 4th Sunday of the month.
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St Matthew’s Carver Street Sheffield S1 4FT
Healing, anointing and prayers are offered after mass on the last Sunday of every month. Mass is at 11 and it’s immediately after that so at approx. midday.
St James’ Norton, Sheffield S8 8JQ
Healing, anointing and prayers are offered at the end of the Eucharist at 10.30 am on the third Sunday of every month, starting after Easter.
‘Be Still’ service on the first Sunday of each month. This is a quiet space for Well-being, a lovely place of quiet worship, reflection and stillness. It is USUALLY on the first Sunday of each month at 6 in the evening
Please note this is not a complete list but only includes those churches who have let us know about their healing services to date. Please get in touch with your details so we can add them here so people can find a healing service if they would like to come to one.