The Church’s Ministry of Healing –The Mount, Belfast
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.
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…..
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Billy McAlpine, St Donard’s Parish, Belfast; Rev Pat Mollan, Church’s Ministry of Healing; Canon Paul Hoey, Rector St Canice’s Parish Eglinton.
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!
Visit of the Primate and Archbishop of Armagh
Each Thursday the CMH Board prays between 7.00 and 8.00 am for the Ministry of Healing, and we invite you to join us…….
Church’s Ministry Of Healing – The Mount
Hour Of Prayer For Our Ministry – Thursday 20 January 2022
Our prayers over recent weeks have centred upon some of the extraordinary events that coincided with the birth of Jesus. An angel was sent to announce to Mary that she was to be the mother of Israel’s true king. Caesar made a proclamation and everyone moved, Wise and wealthy men from abroad journeyed to Jerusalem and the whole court was upset. Herod went into a spin and the chief brains of Judaism were called to the palace. Several other extraordinary things marked the Saviour’s birth, too many indeed for our weekly sessions to accommodate for the moment.
Unique and supernatural as the incarnation stands in all history we might also remember that Jesus, our Lord, was placed into a family in an ordinary setting whose way of life was not to be remarkably different from their neighbours’. The Lord Jesus was entrusted to a humble setting and aside from all the signs and wonders that attended his birth there are intimations of the ordinary.
We read in Luke 2:21 “And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. Such was the custom for little boys born under the covenant between God and Abraham, just as for everyone else it must be for Jesus.
Luke continues in equally matter of fact style,“And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord.” (Luke 2:22).
Our Lord’s parents offer by their action an honourable example. A great deal rests in doing the things that are commonly expected of us. They were blessed with special commissions disclosed to them by angels, yet they were diligently attentive to their duty towards God.
The hearts of these pilgrims bearing David’s greater son to David’s City, might on that day truly have aptly resonated:
I was glad when they said unto me,
“Let us go to the house of the Lord!”
As we make our approach in the ordinary place to the Lord who no longer dwells in temples made by human hand, let us offer our service and prayer today in simple faithfulness.
Christmas Break 23 December to 4 January
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
1.00 pm Every Friday at St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast
1.00pm First Friday in month Down Cathedral, Downpatrick
8.00 pm First Tuesday in month St Molua’s, Stormont, Belfast
We are open for one-to-one prayer and counselling by appointment at 162