Approximately once a quarter, we hold a healing service on a Sunday evening starting at 6pm and finishing at around 7pm. These are quiet, simple, occasions which are loosely based on a simplified form of the style of the Celtic healing services held at Jacob’s Well in Cwmbran. A sample Order of Service can be found here.
The church is set out with chairs in two concentric circles. For most of the service people will be seated in the outer circle.
The service begins with an introduction, some songs, readings and prayers. Then there is a short reflection on a Bible passage on a theme related to healing in the Kingdom of God. This is followed by Communion for all those who wish to partake. After this, those wishing to receive prayer for healing are invited to come forward.
You will not be asked why you have come forward or what you specifically want the Lord to do for you, sometimes we do not know this ourselves but God knows that already. The two people ministering will come to you, one will place a shawl around your shoulders which represents being covered by the grace of Jesus and the other will anoint your forehead with oil in accordance with the words of James 5:14:
“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”
Then the congregation say the prayer for healing altogether.
When all who wish to, have received prayer, the service is closed with a blessing.
The service is open to all, whether believers or not.