AGM and Annual Report

The Annual General Meeting of the Guild of Health and St Raphael will take place at 230pm on 12th October at St. Anne’s Church, Moseley. It is open to all members of the Guild of Health and St Raphael and will include an address by Guild president Prof. Jim McManus, Director of Public Health for... Read more »

Mindfulness event

On Wednesday 17th July, author and broadcaster Brain Draper led a day conference exploring mindfulness and the Christian spiritual life. About 30 delegates from all over the country spent the morning engaging in some of the theory about how to live mindfully, which Brian described as ‘Wakefulness, with open-hearted presence’, before we headed into Regent’s... Read more »

Bishop plants a vision for healthy healing churches

On 5th June, the Guild of Health and St Raphael in partnership with The Conservation Foundation, The Church Times and The Church of England ran a day conference at Lambeth Palace to mark World Environment Day and explore the links between gardening and mental health. Christians, including chaplains and other healthcare professionals, gathered at the... Read more »

Green Health Live 2

Following the success of Green Health Live, we are pleased to announced the date for the follow up event Green Health Live 2. Again, we will be exploring the links between gardening, green spaces and well being, with a series of speakers and some advice from the winners of the awards last year. We will... Read more »

Green Health Live 2019

The second Green Health Live will take place at Lambeth Palace on 5 June 2019 – World Environment Day – to continue the work started in 2018 to promote the role of churches in therapeutic gardening. This year we hope to gather Chaplains of various kinds to hear from mental health experts and therapeutic gardeners... Read more »

Healing at St Paul’s Cathedral London

On Saturday 12th January, our Director Gillian Straine led a healing workshop as part of the adult learning program at St. Paul’s Cathedral. It turned out to be one of the most popular workshops they have ever put on, with the room packed and many on the waiting list. In the workshop, Gillian explored the... Read more »