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Although we are a Church organization, our concern is always with healing in its widest sense -
the healing of all creation, individuals, society, the environment.
That is what we understand by 'Christ's ministry of healing'.
In the Guild of St Raphael we are dedicated to promoting this ministry, and to
practising it, particularly at the local level. You can learn more about what we do
and what we have to offer by exploring this site, but briefly our aim is to -
- encourage churches and congregations to view the ministry of healing as a normal part of their life and worship
- promote good practice in the use of healing services and especially the sacraments of healing
- engage in research and theological study across the whole field of health, sickness and healing
- share our findings through our journal Chrism and through our other publications
- work in close co-operation with the medical profession and others engaged in the work of healing
About the Guild of St Raphael
The Guild of St Raphael was founded in 1915 and is dedicated to promoting, supporting and practicing
Christís ministry of healing as an integral part of the life and worship of the Church.
The Guild had its origin within the Church of England and its principal witness is still through Branches
in Parishes in many parts of the United Kingdom. However, there are a number of
Overseas Branches and the Guild also welcomes and encourages interest and support from Christians of all denominations.
Its main emphasis is on the actual practice of the healing ministry through its local branches.
Members observe a simple rule of prayer, study and work for this ministry, aiming
always to promote Christís ministry of healing - the healing of the whole person.
The Guild looks too for the healing of communities and of Godís creation itself.
Prayer for healing is at the heart of the Guildís work, as are the sacraments of healing
- anointing and the sacramental act of the laying on of hands. For more information about
the origins and present activities of the Guild please click
[ here ]
to see the latest leaflet about the Guild.