Resolution 73 - The Ministry of the Church - The Ministry of Healing
The Ministry of the Church - The Ministry of Healing
The Conference commends to the Church "The Ministry of Healing" (SPCK, 1924), being the Report of a Committee set up in accordance with Resolution 63 of the Lambeth Conference of 1920.
Methods of spiritual healing, such as unction or the laying-on of hands, should be used only in close conjunction with prayer and spiritual preparation.
There is urgent need for co-operation between clergy and doctors since spiritual and physical treatment are complementary and equally necessary for true wellbeing.
Seeing that the ministry of the Church is a ministry for the whole man, it is of the utmost importance that the clergy should equip themselves for a fuller understanding of the intimate connection between moral and spiritual disorders and mental and physical ills.