Deliverance Ministry, and paranormal and supernatural phenomena
The Bishop’s Deliverance Ministry team supports clergy in matters relating to Deliverance Ministry. Each of them has undertaken the national church’s training course and the team meets regularly under the guidance of the Bishop of Swindon and operates within the House of Bishops’ Guidelines for Good Practice in the Deliverance Ministry 1975 (revised 2012).
Experience of the paranormal or supernatural can be profoundly distressing and it is essential that appropriate ministry is offered, along with the ongoing pastoral support of the local church. It is worth noting that the need for exorcism is very rare and that in every case the permission of the bishop is required.
Clergy and Licenced Lay Ministers are invited to be in touch with the team through the Diocesan Office at Hillside House (0117 906 0100 or fill out a contact form) should they receive a request for ministry relating to paranormal and supernatural experiences. One of the Deliverance Ministry team members will be in touch as soon as possible and will work with you in this ministry.
More information about Deliverance Ministry can be found here.