The Guild of Health was founded in 1904 to bring together members of the clergy and the medical professions together to study and promote the healing ministry of the Church, is the oldest organisation in the UK working in the field of Christian healing. It is unique in that it seeks to be truly ecumenical and to draw on a broad spectrum of Christian traditions, whilst scientifically being clear that medical outcomes should be evidence-based. The Guild of Health rejoined with the Guild of St Raphael (which separated from the Gyuild of Health in 1915) in 2015.
Presidents: The Archbishops of Canterbury and York
Registered charity (E&W): 211016. Registered company (UK): 487460
Director of the Guild of Health & St Raphael
The Revd Dr Gillian Straine