Added on 29/10/2012
A new Healing Side Chapel was dedicated on Sunday 28 October 2012, by Bishop Ken Good. The Healing Chapel is in St Peter’s Church, situated at the end of the Foyle Bridge (city side). St Peter’s has a long association with the Derry and Raphoe diocesan Ministry of Healing, with its Rector usually being Warden for the diocesan Ministry of Healing.
Bishop Ken Good was welcomed by the current Warden of the Ministry of Healing and Rector of St Peter’s, Archdeacon Robert Miller. He was joined by members of the parish ministry team Revd Katie McAteer, lay–readers Brian Seaton, Harriet Love and Linda Hughes and a sizeable congregation.
Archdeacon Robert Miller says the purpose of the diocesan Ministry of Healing is to “bring Christ’s healing presence to those in need; in body, mind or spirit and to promote and develop Christian healing ministry in the diocese”. Christian healing ministry is founded on the belief that it can work effectively in harmony with the medical and caring professions.
A spokesperson for the diocese said, “The vision of the Select Vestry of the Christ Church, Culmore, Muff and St Peter’s group is to be congratulated. Healing ministry has been a vital part of St Peter’s ministry for many years. This new side Chapel provides a lovely restful venue for healing services”
Healing Services take place in St Peter’s Church on the fourth Sunday of every month at 4.00 p.m. A warm welcome is offered to all members of the community to receive the ministry of laying–on of hands.
Archdeacon Miller is joined in the diocesan Ministry of Healing by an assistant Warden, Revd Carmen Hayes. Further information can be found on their website www.drhealing.org or on their Facebook page.
Photo L–R: Harriet Love, Linda Hughes, Brian Seaton, Revd Katie McAteer, Bishop Ken Good, Archdeacon Robert Miller
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