Leading the service will be the Rt Revd Dr John Inge, Bishop of Worcester and the guest preacher will be the Rt Revd Dominic Walker, who is former Bishop of Monmouth and well respected in the ministries of healing and deliverance. Individual prayer ministry and anointing will be offered during the service for those who wish it.

The service is part of a festival of healing taking place in the Cathedral on the Saturday. There will be a number of stands from different local and national Christian healing ministries and at 10am Bishop Dominic will give a talk based on the text "By His wounds you have been healed", followed by coffee and a time for discussion, questions and answers.

Dr. Michael Harper is part of the diocesan Health and Healing Group which organises the annual event. He said: "There is great interest in healing ministry - we all get sick at some time or another, and so do our friends and family. And at least 20% of the Gospels is devoted to the healing ministry of Jesus. Yet getting healed clearly isn't like getting something from a slot machine. Our wariness about being disappointed often discourages us from seeking healing through prayer, whether for ourselves or for others. But the bible encourages us to pray and we hope this festival will be a place where we can talk about the issues together and encourage each other."

The morning workshop starts at 10am and there is a £5 charge to cover expenses. Please email peterandsue@gmail.com if you would like to attend. The service will be in the Cathedral at 2pm.

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The Diocese of Worcester is one of 42 dioceses in the Church of England. It covers an area of 671 square miles and includes parishes in the County of Worcestershire, the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, and a few parishes in northern Gloucestershire, south east Wolverhampton and Sandwell.

From: Sam Setchell, Press Officer for the Diocese of Worcester and the Bishop of Worcester.

Tel: 01905 20537 Mobile: 07852 302516
Email: ssetchell@cofe-worcester.org.uk