The Church’s Ministry of Healing –The Mount, Belfast

The Church of Ireland introduced two healing Ministries in 2009, one based in Dublin, the other in Belfast.  They are autonomous charities, and have a formal agreement that two members of each Board attend the other’s Board meetings to provide harmonisation.  There is no hierarchical structure, geographical, diocesan or indeed religious partition in the Church’s Ministry of Healing.  The Church’s Ministry of Healing in Belfast is open to those of any faith and none, and is not geographically restricted.  The Church’s Ministry of Healing in Belfast is free at the point of need where necessary, and therefore depends on financial support from the public, and we welcome contributions to our work. 
The Church’s Ministry of Healing–The Mount in Belfast is a cross-community, inter-denominational outreach of the Church of Ireland to those of any faith or none, who are in difficulty and who need help.  We seek to promote, and give everyone, irrespective of their cultural or religious affiliation, access to God’s healing power through Christian healing, secular counselling and personal ministry, delivered in a non-judgemental, accepting, professional, ethical and theologically sound manner.

The Ministry is grounded in the Christian values of hospitality, belonging and wholeness which fosters opportunities for healing, growth and reconciliation at an individual and communal level so that all can reach their fullest potential.  This is achieved through a wide range of professional and strictly confidential counselling and support services, which are provided in a private, safe, and non-judgemental environment.   

Our mission is to bring peace and harmony in an increasingly troubled world, and this is delivered in a secure, ethical and theologically sound manner, so that all may receive God’s grace.  The ministry is complemented by a professionally supervised, secular, non-judgemental, qualified counselling service.

Our aim is to journey with individuals who struggle with daily life; especially those in physical pain, emotional turmoil and spiritual discomfort to bring them hope and courage, peace of mind and tranquillity of spirit.  

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.

Help for us ………to deliver this Ministry at the point of need…….. 

Healing Services out and about…..

Sunday 17 October 2021

At the invitation of Canon Paul Hoey, I travelled to Eglinton, Co Londonderry,  to take part in a Healing Service on Sunday 17 October, 2021, at St Canice’s Parish Church, Eglinton, accompanied by Billy McAlpine from St Donard’s Parish Belfast.  It was raining as I left Downpatrick to collect Billy in Belfast, but as we travelled the weather improved.  The Glenshane Pass welcomed us with splashes of sunshine illuminating the hills, encouraging us past extensive roadworks, but that was nothing to the warm welcome we received at St Canice’s.  It was so lovely to be back ‘on the road’ again travelling throughout the province to tell of the work of CMH and join in healing prayer with a congregation.  Billy had come with me to tell some of his journey through bereavement accompanied by the Christian Family.  After praying for the Bishop and the Rector, but remaining socially distanced, the congregation came forward to form a large circle round the chancel.  As we approached each person  they said their name and were prayed for individually by name and received a blessing.  So many people wanted to come forward that we had to repeat the process!

What a wonderful way to mark St Luke’s-tide!

 

Diary Dates

 

 

 

DIARY  DATES  AUTUMN 2021

DAY

DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

Mon

20 Sept

10.00 am

Craft Group

Tues

21 Sept

10.00 am

Holy Communion & Prayer for Healing

Wed

22 Sept

2.00 pm

Churches Council for Health & Healing

Fri

24 Sept

10.30 am

D Team

 

 

1.00 pm

Healing Service @ St Anne’s

24 –

26 Sept

 

Retreat @ Dromantine    FCP

 

 

 

 

Mon

27 Sept

10.00 am

Craft Group

Fri

1  Oct

1.00 pm

Healing Service @ St Anne’s

 

 

1.00 pm

Healing Service @ Down Cathedral

Sat

2 Oct

10.00 am

Newtownbreda Baptist Prayer Day

 

 

 

 

Mon

4 Oct

10.00 am

Craft Group

Tues

5  Oct

10.00 am

Holy Communion & Prayer for Healing

Thurs

7 Oct

10.30 am

Book Club

Fri

8 Oct

1.00 pm

Healing Service @ St Anne’s

 

 

 

 

Mon

11 Oct

10.00 am

Craft Group

Tues

12 Oct

11.00 am

Prayer for Israel & the Nations

Fri

15 Oct

1.00 pm

Healing Service @ St Anne’s

 

 

 

 

Mon

18 Oct

10.00 am

Craft Group

Tues

19 Oct

10.00 am

Holy Communion & Prayer for Healing

Wed

20 Oct

10.30 am

Contemplative Prayer FCP

Fri

22 Oct

10.30 am

D Team

 

 

1.00 pm

Healing Service @ St Anne’s

 

 

 

 

Mon

25 Oct

10.00 am

Craft Group

Fri

29 Oct

1.00 pm

Healing Service @ St Anne’s

 

 

 

 

Sun

31 Oct

11.00 am

Kilmore Wholeness & Healing Service

Mon

1 Nov

10.00 am

Craft Group

Tues

2 Nov

10.00 am

Holy Communion & Prayer for Healing

Thurs

4 Nov

10.30 am

Book Club

Fri

5 Nov

1.00 pm

Healing Service @ St Anne’s

Fri

5 Nov

1.00 pm

Healing Service @ Down Cathedral

 

 

 

 

Mon

8 Nov

10.00 am

Craft Group

Tues

9 Nov

11.00 am

Prayer for Israel & the Nations

Fri

12 Nov

1.00 pm

Healing Service @ St Anne’s

 

 

 

 

Mon

15 Nov

10.00 am

Craft Group

Tues

16 Nov

10.00 am

Holy Communion & Prayer for Healing

Wed

17 Nov

10.30 am

Contemplative Prayer FCP

Fri

19 Nov

1.00 pm

Healing Service @ St Anne’s

 

 

 

 

Sun

21 Nov

1.00 am

Inch Parish Church

Mon

22 Nov

10.00 am

Craft Group

Fri

26 Nov

10.30 am

D Team

 

 

1.00 pm

Healing Service @ St Anne’s

 

 

 

 

Mon

29 Nov

10.00 am

Craft Group

Thurs

2 Dec

10.30 am

Book Club

Fri

3 Dec

1.00 pm

Healing Service @ St Anne’s

 

 

1.00 pm

Healing Service @ Down Cathedral

 

 

 

 

Mon

6 Dec

10.00 am

Craft Group

Tues

7 Dec

10.00 am

Holy Communion & Prayer for Healing

Fri

10 Dec

1.00 pm

Healing Service @ St Anne’s

 

 

1.00 pm

Healing Service @ Down Cathedral

 

 

 

 

Mon

13 Dec

10.00 am

Craft Group

Tues

14 Dec

11.00 am

Prayer for Israel & the Nations

Wed

15 Dec

10.30 am

Contemplative Prayer FCP

Fri

!7 Dec

1.00 pm

Healing Service @ St Anne’s

 

 

 

 

Mon

20 Dec

10.00 am

Craft Group

Tues

21 Dec

10.00 am

Holy Communion & Prayer for Healing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Break

 

 

 

Office reopens Tues 4 January 2022

 

Holy Communion with Prayers for the Sick

10.00 am Tuesdays:   bimonthly

Prayers for Israel & the Nations

11.00 am Tuesday:  monthly

 Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer

10.30 am Wednesday:  monthly

 

Healing Services

1.00 pm Fridays at St Anne’s Cathedral

 

We are open for one-to-one prayer and counselling by appointment at 162

(phone 90795832)