Ely Healing Advisory Group

A group to encourage our churches to be seen as places of healing and to facilitate this process.

Approaches vary from the more sacramental to the overtly charismatic. We want to offer support to parishes as they explore the various aspects of the Christian healing ministry in their own unique situation.

The Healing Advisory Group is a resource of experienced, ecumenical practitioners who can offer help and guidance to parishes on various healing issues. We are keen to visit parishes for evening or day sessions on various aspects of the healing ministry, for instance:

  • Teaching on the healing services
  • Teaching and guidance on prayer ministry
  • Training and guidance on listening skills
  • Training and advice on issues of forgiveness and reconciliation
  • Advice on healing and disability
  • Advice regarding mental health issues
  • Biblical reflection exploring the practical expressions of this ministry.


  • Alasdair Coles (doctor, Anglican minister)
  • Steve Clark (Anglican minister)
  • Linda Dean (lay minister)
  • Sue Ginsberg (art therapist, bereavement visitor and mental health chaplaincy volunteer).
  • Deborah McVey (hospital chaplain and URC minister)
  • Jan Payne (musician and lay minister)
  • Catherine Price (nurse and Parish Nurse)
  • Kathryn Waite (Anglican minister and former doctor)
  • Terry Barringer (scholar and healing ministry)

Diocesan Guidelines on the Healing Ministry

We recommend following the good practices laid out in:

  • A Time to Heal Handbook: The Development of Good Practice in the Healing Ministry. Author(s): Archbishops' Council 2013. ISBN-13: 9780715110706

Healing Ministry Interviews

First published on: 9th February 2021

The Revd Professor Alasdair Coles, Professor of Clinical Neuroimmunology, has produced a series of interviews on the Healing Ministry, on behalf of the Diocesan Healing Advisory Group. Each interview lasts just less than 30 mins, with Alasdair speaking with a range of guests through the series.

Christian healing organisations

First published on: 9th July 2019

Information on Christian healing organisations

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