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Wholeness & Healing

The ministry of wholeness and healing in the diocese of Salisbury: basic information, guidelines for good practice and forthcoming events


Saturday 19 October 2013
'Beginning at the End'
at Salisbury Cathedral
There are some subjects that we still don’t like to talk about, and death is one of them. We will all have to face our own death someday: we will all be affected by the deaths of someone we love deeply, or even people we didn’t know at all. Coping with our reaction to death is part of life, but it can be difficult to handle the range of emotions we experience, either at the time or afterwards.
‘Beginning at the end’ addressed this uncomfortable topic, exploring ways in which death can actually be the beginning of something new. God’s healing love can truly help us as we face our fears, grieve, and reflect on whether we see death as the end or the beginning.

About Wholeness and Healing

This ministry is not something extraordinary, but a deepening and development of what is always at the centre of the Gospel.

"The Healing Ministry is Jesus’ ministry entrusted to us, always to be exercised with reverence, love and compassion. The guiding principle is to recognise the presence of God in those receiving this ministry and honour his presence in them”

Bishop’s Advisor for Wholeness and Healing
Revd Dr Jane Culliford
01305 264360, janeculliford@aol.com

About the Diocesan Wholeness and Healing Group

Vision: To see this ministry as part of the normal life of every parish and benefice in the Diocese.

Mission Statement: To promote through training and example, the development of good practice in the Christian Wholeness and Healing Ministry within the Diocese.


  • To support local clergy and their congregations and enable them to encourage the healing ministry to be part of everyday spiritual life in the parish.
  • To encourage LLMs, LPAs and all those involved in ministry to gain deeper understanding of the healing ministry.
  • To be available and responsive to parishes, chapters or individual requests for support, encouragement and teaching.
  • To provide opportunities across the Diocese for specific training events and speakers throughout the year.
  • To enable a greater insight into the availability of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
  • To develop links ecumenically and with the medical profession across the diocese

Click here for 'Diocesan Guidelines for Good Practice in the Healing Ministry' 

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