The Church’s Ministry of Healing –The Mount, Belfast
Help for you
The help for you which we offer is comprehensive, integrated and discrete to best meet individual needs of those in difficulty, and the needs of parishes and groups who seek to be informed and practice effective prayer, healing and reconciliation. Each helping branch is boundaried and distinctive with professional supervision and audit, yet flexible to encourage confidential progression between the ministries to lead to self-esteem, a vibrant faith, social rehabilitation and church integration.
While each area of help is defined, the Director of Ministry would encourage you to discuss your individual needs with her, to determine what category of help might be best suited to you or your organisation.
Church’s Ministry of Healing (The Mount)
Lockdown arrangements. Most teams will be able to meet via Zoom and notification will be given. If you are uncertain ring the office.
If you need help just phone 028 9079 5832
Down Cathedral Healing Service will continue online on Friday 4th December at 1pm – it can be viewed through the Cathedral Webcam which can be accessed via the Cathedral website, www.downcathedral.org
All other services are postponed.
Hour of Prayer for our Ministry
At our Annual General Meeting we invited others to join the Board members as we pray for the future course of our ministry. This is an explanation to assist those praying friends, who have not taken part in our conversation to date.
In the secular community people face uncertain and challenging situations every day. Every legitimate occupation in our society exists to meet human need, including the needs we have not anticipated. People and organisations find their way forward by their wits and through their own resources. Some problems prove too great for individuals and single enterprises so it becomes necessary to seek help where it may be found. There is an ever present risk that some such might deliver less than what is hoped for; the original problem may become greater still.
When the Board of CMH met to continue its conversation about our future, we decided to take a course that might appear radical to some. We decided to suspend all discussion and, until our next Board meeting at least. we would pray for one hour individually from 7am every Thursday. In our prayer time we would be still and would listen. Words from Psalm 46:10 and Philippians 4:6&7 came to mind.
So here we are today, praying on. When, after several weeks, the process was firmly established amongst the Board members we felt able to invite others to join our hour of prayer, and here you are with us. You are welcome and we hope you will be blessed and be a blessing to all as we grow closer to God through silence and by listening in prayer.
David Matchett prepares weekly notes to focus and co-ordinate or prayer and if you would like to receive these email Rab at email@example.com
Faithful prayer warriors are very special members of our team at the Ministry of Healing The Mount, and especially those who have been engaged on our Emergency Prayer Line for many years. We are sorry that one such combatant, Olly Stapleton, has decided that she should retire from our ranks because of difficulty hearing the phone requests for prayer.
I first met Olly when I became Curate Assistant to Canon Brian Mayne in the Lecale Group. Olly was a member of Ardglass parish. When I later set up prayer groups in the Lecale parish churches Olly because a regular and active member. Our friendship stems from there and spans twenty one years. When I moved to Church’s Ministry of Healing in 2004 I took the opportunity to invite Olly to join our Emergency Prayer line, which operates six teams on rota.
We will miss Olly greatly, but thank her for all that she has done to bring Christ’s peace and healing into troubled situations, and for extending our boundaries. We pray for Olly that she will continue to know God’s enfolding love, peace and joy in the years to come.
If you feel called to such a ministry, or know someone who might wish to join, please phone the office at 028 9079 5832.
DIARY DATES for November
Friday 27 November 10.30 D Team Via Zoom
1.00 pm Healing Service St Anne’s Cathedral Hall cancelled
Monday 30 November 10.30 Craft Group cancelled