Ordinarily this ministry includes offering the laying on of hands with prayer for healing at some worship services, day-retreats, workshops and courses exploring healing and energy work.
At St. Francis we offer laying on of hands for healing, as a spiritual practice of our faith. We pray we are opened to possibilities for new life. Healing is not necessarily a cure, although it can be. It is a Grace, offering us support and love to live our lives as best we can with presence.
Right now, at a time of social distancing, we are learning to respond to the practice of faith in healing differently. This ministry is coordinated by parishioner Mary Millerd. Mary is a Teacher, Counsellor and a Spiritual Director, educated at UBC and VST.
If you are in need of healing or would like to explore healing as a faith practice please get in touch with Mary through the St. Francis-in-the-Wood Church Office. You may also find it helpful to consider this Video Meditation with Mary Millerd on the Collect for Peace.
However, if you have a pastoral emergency please contact the clergy here.