A new Healing Side Chapel has been dedicated at St. Peter’s Church, Culmore.
The recent ceremony was conducted by Church of Ireland Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Ken Good.
St Peter’s has a long association with the Derry and Raphoe Diocesan Ministry of Healing with its Rector usually being Warden for the Diocesan Ministry of Healing.
Bishop Good was welcomed to the event by the current Warden of the Ministry of Healing and Rector of St Peter’s, Archdeacon Robert Miller.
He was joined by members of the parish ministry team Rev. Katie McAteer, lay-readers Brian Seaton, Harriet Love and Linda Hughes and a sizeable congregation.
Archdeacon Miller says the purpose of the diocesan Ministry of Healing is to “bring Christ’s healing presence to those in need; in body, mind or spirit and to promote and develop Christian healing ministry in the diocese”.
Christian healing ministry, he says, is founded on the belief that it can work effectively in harmony with the medical and caring professions.
A spokesperson for the diocese said: “The vision of the Select Vestry of the Christ Church, Culmore, Muff and St Peter’s group is to be congratulated.
“Healing ministry has been a vital part of St Peter’s ministry for many years.
“This new side Chapel provides a lovely restful venue for healing services.”
Healing Services take place at St Peter’s on the fourth Sunday of every month at 4pm.