CMH:I annual service of thanksgiving and wholeness

We had a very beautiful and joyful service in St Mary’s, Maynooth – and are deeply grateful to Rev Eugene Griffin for his hospitality, and to Mrs Gillian Kingston for preaching.

Walks of Wellbeing – open to all! April and May 2023

A light shines in the darkness of a cave

“The Light Shines in the Darkness”: CMH:I Advent Retreat

A light shines in the darkness of a cave

‘The light shines in the darkness’

John 1:5

 Take time apart from the ordinary distractions of everyday life and

Come… Rest…

As one church year ends and a new begins, take time apart to rest in the light

of Christ, to restore you on your journey and help you share his light with others.

‘I am the light of the world.

Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’

John 8:12

(image: Bruno van der Kraan on Unsplash)

The Church’s Ministry of Healing: Ireland is delighted to lead this year’s Advent Retreat at the request of the Commission on Ministry. This is the first year that the retreat has been in person since 2019, and the theme has been chosen to reflect this. The retreat takes place in Mount St Anne’s Retreat Centre, Portarlington, Co. Laois, and is open to anyone who needs rest, healing, and quietness at this time of year. It runs from the evening of Thursday 10th November to lunchtime on Saturday 12th, and the cost is €150, which includes accommodation and meals.


Ms Carol Casey is this year’s retreat facilitator. Carol is a diocesan lay reader and a spiritual director. She facilitates quiet days and retreats for the Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer and also for Contemplative Outreach Ireland. She is a guest retreat director at Manresa, the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality in Dublin. Carol has been a member of the board of the Church’s Ministry of Healing: Ireland. She helped develop and present the training programme for prayer ministers and both instigated and shared in the running of Wellspring, the one day retreats organised by CMH:I over several years.


Please contact to book or with any questions.


“Songs in the Wilderness” – CMH:I Quiet Day, 25th June 2022

CMH:I would like to invite you to our Quiet Day in CITI on Saturday, 25th June 2022 starting at 10.30am & finishing by 4.15pm.

“Songs in the Wilderness” will be led by Dr Julie McKinley, Development Officer for the National Bible Society of Ireland. Julie will explore the idea of wilderness as a place of invitation.

The Venue: CITI, Braemor Park, Newtown Little, Dublin 14, D14 KX24.

Coffee, tea & lunch are included.

Suggested donation for the day is: €25.

If you would like to register your interest, please email

All are welcome.

We hope to see you there!


CMH:I Annual Thanksgiving Service & Gift Day, 21st May 2022

This year is the 90th anniversary of the start of the Church’s Ministry of Healing in Ireland.

To mark the occassion we would like to invite you to CMH:I’s Annual Thanksgiving Service & Gift Day on Saturday, 21st May 2022 at 3pm in Clontarf parish. The preacher on the day will be Arcbishop Michael Jackson.

During the service there will be an opportunity for prayer ministry and anointing with oil.

Due to the pandemic, it has been a few years since we were able to have our Annula Thanksgiving Service, so we are especially looking forward to welcoming you this year.

We hope you will be able to join us in order to celebrate Christ’s gift of healing with us.

All are welcome!

“Out of the Silence, Alleluia will Rise” – Quiet Day, 9th April 2022

CMH:I and Clontarf parish would like to invite you to an in-person and online Quiet Day
on Saturday 9 April, 11am-1pm.

In-person venue is Church of St. John the Baptist, Clontarf.
You can also join us via the webcam on

The Quiet Day “Out of the Silence, Alleluia will Rise” will be led by Dr. Iva Beranek, Ministry Facilitator of CMH:I.

We hope you can join us.

Online Healing Service, 16th March 2022

I have heard your prayer. I have seen your tears; I will heal you.” 2 Kings 20:5

CMH:I would like to invite you to join us for our Online Service of Wholeness and Healing on Wednesday, 16th March 2022 via Facebook live.

The service will be led by Rev Lesley Robinson and start at 12noon.
You can find our Facebook page here:

If you would like us to pray for someone during the service, please email their first name before 5pm on Tuesday, 15th March. You can email it to Please put CMH:I healing service in the subject line.

Our new Bank holiday on 18th March is a Day of Remembrance, where we are invited to take time to remember the impact of the pandemic. We will do the same at this healing service.  We hope you can join us as we continue to pray for healing.

Be free to let others know.

Lunchtime Healing Services in St Ann’s, Daswon Street resume on Tuesday, 22nd February

After a two-year break, the lunchtime Services of Wholeness and Healing are resuming at St Ann’s, Dawson street, starting from Tuesday, 22nd February at 12.45pm.

Archbishop Michael Jackson will be the celebrant on the day.

If you are free, we would be delighted if you would join us.

From March onwards, services will take place each week on a Tuesday.

All are welcome!

CMH: D&G Monthly Online Healing Prayer Circle

The Dublin & Glendalough Diocesan Committee of the Church’s Ministry of Healing is offering a Healing Prayer Circle to be held through Zoom. The first Healing Prayer Circle will be at 7pm on Monday, 7th February 2022. From March onwards it will be held on the second Monday of every month. 

It is an hour of prayer given in two sections with a short break between. The first section is a twenty minute session of  the Welcoming Prayer and the second section is a time spent in Centering Prayer. 

The Welcoming prayer reminds us of the words of St. Paul: “Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you” (1 Corinthians 6:19).

Centering Prayer is based on the word of Jesus: “Whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and you Father who sees in secret will reward you” (Matthew 6:6).

Both prayer sessions begin with a short introduction. These two ways of praying are likened to Mary and Martha at their home when Jesus comes to visit (Luke 10:38 – 42). Martha, as we all are at times, is worried and distracted by many things. The Welcoming Prayer helps us deal with our distractions and indeed can help heal the wounds of a life-time. Meanwhile Mary sits at the feet of Jesus and this is likened to sitting in Centering Prayer when we sit at the feet of Jesus. There is a five minute break between the sessions and anyone who needs to leave then can do so.

Centering Prayer 

There are four very simple guidelines for Centering Prayer which are part of the introduction to the prayer. Centering Prayer is a time of sitting in shared silence. We hold the prayerful silence for one another. While the time of silence is offered as a session of Centering Prayer, everyone is free to follow their own preferred way of silent prayer or their own practice of meditation. Sitting together in silent prayer helps us find a greater depth of silence before God and supports us with our individual daily prayer. It is understood that when engaged in Centering Prayer we are praying, not only for the people we know and love, but for the whole world.

Welcoming Prayer 

People are perhaps less familiar with Welcoming Prayer. This is a short description:

We are led through a body scan and given time to bring our consciousness to the body, to our relationship with our body, to our self-talk, and to whatever feelings or memories or pain is stored in the body, whatever anxiety or fears we are carrying. Often we deny or repress whatever feelings we have in order to get on with life. In the Welcoming Prayer we welcome whatever we find, whatever feelings come up for us during the prayer. We honour the truth of what is going on for us in the moment. Our body is the warehouse of every emotion we have ever felt: the container for the unresolved, repressed emotional material of a lifetime. The Welcoming Prayer addresses the wounds wherever they are stored and however they present during the prayer. The practice of this prayer brings healing and freedom. We are  turning to and placing our trust in God, the Divine Therapist. This is a gentle way of transformation.  

The Healing Prayer Circle will be led by Carol Casey who is very experienced in facilitating healing prayer groups. Anyone who would like an invitation to join may contact Revd Ross Styles, Chair of Dublin & Glendalough Diocesan Committee of the Church’s Ministry of Healing at and he will be glad to send you the Zoom link.

All are welcome.

CMH: D&G Monthly Online Healing Service

An online Service of Wholeness and Healing takes place via Zoom at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of each month, hosted by Revd Canon Lesley Robinson of Clontarf Parish. Each service includes an opportunity for scripture reflection and open prayer for those who wish to contribute. All are welcome to join at the following link:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 889 6724 8402

Passcode: 395430

“The is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: ‘I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you.” (2 Kings 20:5)