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Deliver us from evil

Pat Ashworth explains the Church of England’s guidance on deliverance ministry

EXORCISM might be an activity with obvious appeal to the makers of horror films, but it is not a word that crops up much in conversation about deliverance ministry in the Church of England. The need for major exorcisms is rare, the Arch­bishops’ Adviser for the Heal­ing Ministry, the Revd Dr Beatrice Brandon, says. Most of deliverance ministry is about “really good pastoral care for those who are spiritually distressed”.

Current practice dates from 1975, when the Bishops issued ...

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