Offering a regular chance for prayer in Norwich
Norwich Healing Rooms is a place where anyone can go to for prayer, no matter what the need, whether physical, emotional or spiritual.
It opened in September 2013 and is currently operating from St Edmunds Church, Fishergate and St Stephen’s in Norwich city centre.
The Norwich Healing Rooms is part of The International Association of Healing Rooms, with over 2,000 centres worldwide. The ministry has a close connection with Norfolk Healing Rooms, headed up by Ray Scorey, and has shared training sessions with them.
Norwich Healing Rooms is open every Thursday from 7.30 – 9.30 pm at St Edmunds Church Fishergate and every second Saturday of the month at St Stephens Church, Norwich from 12 – 2 pm. It is completely free of charge.
Charles and Vivien Strafford are Directors of Norwich Healing Rooms. They explain: “Our team is dedicated to seeing the same healings which took place in the Bible take place today, because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”
“The impact on the people that come to visit us is very powerful. We are the hands and feet of Jesus and our commission is to tell others about the Good News of the gospel, pray for the sick in all areas of a person’s life and see them healed in body mind and spirit. We are totally scriptural in all we do, led by the Holy Spirit."
Here are some personal stories from local people:
Man with severe back pain who had to use a bridge in his shoe, and who had suffered from this condition for many years. As prayer was ministered his leg grew. He was able to bend over without pain. He has thrown away the shoe support and is back running, which he had not been able to do for a long time.
Lady with bad headaches and eye problems for many months. After prayer she felt different. She has told us that she no longer has headaches and the problem with her eyes has gone.
Lady with depression and other issues. After prayer she was immediately set free and released to go forward into the ministry that she was being called to.
Healing Rooms were originally founded by John G Lake, who was known as ‘God's Apostle to Africa’. He was born in Canada in 1870, and his family soon relocated to the United States, where he grew up. His healing and preaching ministry spanned the years 1898 until his death in 1935.
In 1908, he went to Africa, where his anointed miracle ministry resulted in what has been described as "the most extensive and powerful missionary movement in all Africa." On his return to America, he established a ministry in Spokane, Washington which resulted in no less than 100,000 reported miracles of healing within the space of five or six years.
You can read more about Norwich Healing Rooms at: www.norwichhealingrooms.co.uk
Pictured above with Charles (centre back) and Vivien Strafford (inset) are some of the Norwich Healing Rooms team.