Healing & Deliverance

Ministry of Healing

The Bishop of Gloucester has appointed an advisory group as a resource to encourage and enable the development of Christ’s ministry of healing and wholeness. For information and resources contact either the convener Sheila Appleton (tel 07772 759835) or a Deanery Adviser.

Deanery Advisers

Cheltenham – Revd Daniel Papworth 01242 575649
Cirencester – Revd Leonard Doolan 01285 659317
Forest South – Revd Nick Bromfield 01594 542232
Gloucester City – Sue Rodford 07875 401955
Cotswold North – Revd Michelle Porter Babbage 01451 821635
Severn Vale – Revd Philippa Donald 07925 459831
Tewkesbury and Winchcombe – Revd Wendy Ruffle 07768 182769
Wotton – Revd Christine Axford 01453 842175


Guidelines for Good Practice in Healing Ministry
The Church of England’s House of Bishops’ Guidelines for Good Practice in the Healing Ministry

Deliverance Ministry

A Bishop’s Advisory Group supports clergy on matters relating to deliverance ministry in its widest sense. This includes specific cases, encouraging good practice, and providing training from time to time. The group’s remit lies within the framework of national guidelines for deliverance ministry produced by the House of Bishops.

Clergy may contact the group at any time using a dedicated mobile phone number and a member of the group will return the call within 24 hours. If the phone number is not known or mislaid, it can be obtained from the Bishop’s Office, 01452 835511.

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