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Christian faith and healing during a modern day pandemic

How The Guild of Health & St. Raphael is helping others with its daily on-line noon prayer service during these testing times. By The Revd. Dr. Gillian Straine 20 April 2020 Each Thursday, my family and I go to the end of our driveway, the kids armed with roasting tins and wooden spoons. We are... Read more »

Noonday prayer

During the Coronavirus, Gillian will be hosting a short live service of prayers on YouTube. Please subscribe to the channel and join her with your prayer requests.

Consider the Lilies and Covid-19: Attentive Presence for Health and Healing

‘It was as though where Jesus was, God’s will to make whole sick and suffering people asserted itself spontaneously’ This is, perhaps, the loveliest description of Christian spiritual healing that I have read. It was written by John Barton in Love Unknown: Meditations on the Death and Resurrection of Jesus (revised edition, 1999, Fairacres, Oxford:... Read more »

Covid-19: a bioscience-based approach UPDATED

When we think, as Christians, about the current Corvid-19 pandemic, it is important to remember that viruses are a natural part of God’s creation, just as we are; and that they will only spread so far and infect only a proportion of people to the extent that they become seriously ill or die. At the... Read more »

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Advice for church leaders and pastoral workers engaged in the healing ministry UPDATED 03-11-20

All churches are advised to follow the guidance being published by their national church leaders and the latest Government advice. On 10th March, the Archbishop of Canterbury updated the advice for churches: “A letter from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York advises priests to suspend the use of the shared chalice – known as the... Read more »