Ministry of Healing and Wholeness

Bishop Rachel presiding churchdown service 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 Sheila Appleton the Bishop’s Adviser for the Ministry of Healing and Wholeness (tel. 07946 723851).

Advice and Support

If you need any further advice or support, please contact the Bishop’s Adviser, Sheila Appleton

Associate Advisers: The Bishop’s Advisor is supported by a team of Associate Advisers based in different parts of the Diocese. One of them may be asked to help with your request. In the first instance, please text, phone or email Sheila Appleton and she will direct your request as appropriate.

Your Circle Gloucestershire

Your Circle is a website with information, advice and support to help you, or someone you look after, stay independent, safe and well.

It has lots of information about local groups, societies, clubs, and services in Gloucestershire.

It can help connect you with places and activities in your community, and navigate health and care options.

For further information and resources click here.


Guidelines for Healing

Growing a Healing Ministry
Diocese of Gloucester Guidelines for the Healing Ministry
The Church of England House of Bishops’ guidelines for good practice in the healing ministry


Further information and personal stories

Personal stories of healing
Read about the Celebration of Healing and Wholeness
Some people spent time working on visual interpretations through Bible Journaling, click here to view one lady’s pictures
A summary of the book Wholeness
(Buy Wholeness here)