For nearly two thousand years healing has been an integral part of the life and ministry of the church. Following the example of Jesus himself, who performed healings on a regular basis (just read the Gospels to see for yourself!), the early church continued to offer healing through the power of the Holy Spirit (see the book of the Acts of the Apostles!) and we at St Leonard’s are dedicated to maintain this ministry. There are two particular ways in which we do this:
1. We hold a monthly Healing Eucharist on the first Sunday of every month. We pray for those people known to us who are sick and offer the opportunity for those present to receive hands-on prayer, following the tradition of the early church and the example of Jesus himself. For those who desire, healing by anointing with oil is available: it is best to discuss this with the presiding priest to arrange this.
2. We have a dedicated and passionate team of people who pray regularly for healing throughout the year. If you would like to include yourself, or someone you know, in these prayers, please Contact Us. All requests are treated in total confidence.