The Revd Elizabeth Baxter honoured at Lambeth Palace

Thirsk priest honoured by Archbishop of Canterbury Each year the Archbishop of Canterbury presents a range of awards to people he considers to have given exception service to the community.  Among these in 2018 was Rev Elizabeth Baxter, Executive Director of Holy Rood House in Sowerby, Thirsk, who received the  Langton Award for Community Service... Read more »

Faith and Fitness event – will you join me?

The woman issued the commands. ‘Arms, body, legs, body, arms!’ No, this wasn’t some strange version of heads, shoulders, knees and toes, rather this was me attempting to learn how to use a rowing machine. The voice was that of Susan my personal instructor as she gave me the sequence of steps for efficient and... Read more »

The Director tweets

All this week, the Director is tweeting on: Tweets by OurCofELike She is recording the day to day activities of the Guild – follow to find out how she is working to promote the Guild and the healing ministry of the church. It is amazing to see the comments, and to connect with a new... Read more »

Faith and Health Awards 2018

The Guild of Health and St Raphael is proud to support The Faith and Health Awards 2018 run by FaithAction. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS,  FaithAction are celebrating the valuable contribution that volunteers and faith communities play in supporting the NHS and improving health and wellbeing in their communities by launching the FaithAction Health... Read more »

Branch visiting – Northampton

On Thursday this week I visited our Northampton branch! Meeting in St. Michael and All Angels church, we had a short prayer meeting, in which we held in our prayers those  in need of healing and support. We then had a cup of tea and discussed the various ways that the Guild can support this... Read more »

Faith and Fitness event blog – faith, family and community

The African proverb reads: “It takes a village to raise a child.” I learnt something of what that meant last week. As I am on my five/five fitness drive I have been reflecting on times when I was fitter than I am now.    Those periods were almost entirely before my children came on the... Read more »