Healing Ministry

Healing ministry in the Church of England has received a lot of publicity as a result of the publication in 2000 of the General Synod report, A Time to Heal. This excellent report has caused many parishes to think again about the healing ministry and their response to it. Common Worship also brought the first ever official liturgy for a healing service approved by General Synod, which has provided a unique opportunity for ministry. 

Archdeaconry Healing Advisors (see below) encourage and develop the ministry of healing and wholeness.  They are happy to visit parishes or deaneries to talk about healing ministry. The number of archdeaconry healing advisors has also grown, not only because there are now four archdeaconries, but also because we wanted to appoint a hospital and hospice healing advisor. 

The ministry of healing and wholeness continues to grow.

Diocesan Healing Advisors


Bolton Archdeaconry Revd Rod Bevan, St Anne’s Vicarage, Waterfoot, Rossendale BB4 9JE. Tel: 01706 221889; email revrodbev@hotmail.com 

Manchester Archdeaconry
Fr Patrick Davies, 296, Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0UU. Tel: 0161 330 1935; emailfr.patrick@ntlworld.com 

Rochdale Archdeaconry Canon Lindsay Owens, 155 Kings Road, Ashton-Under-Lyne OL6 8EZ. Tel: 0161 330 1935; email ann_lindsay.owens@virgin.net 

Salford Archdeaconry (and coordinator)
Canon Tony Butterworth, Christ Church Vicarage, Schofield Street, Leigh. Tel: 01942 673619; email tony@penningtonchurch.com 

Hospital and Hospice Advisor 
Revd Mark Brackley, Bolton Hospice, Queen’s Park St., Off Chorley New Road, Bolton. BL1 4QT. Tel: 01204 663066