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About CHM

The Christian Healing Mission (CHM) is an online healing charity.  In one format or another, we have existed since 1948 and our aims are still the same – to encourage individuals and churches to seek the living God for relationship, healing and transformation.  


People regularly contact us to share the wonderful ways in which they have found healing and transformation in their lives as a result of prayer.  


“Just wanted to say what a blessing this morning was. It was like a dose of medicine which was just what I needed. Jesus really does always have what we need.”  A


“Thank you for holding me in prayer as I went for the biopsy on the lump in my neck today. When they did the scan prior to performing the biopsy, after a long time, they announced that there was absolutely no sign of any lump!” P


“This encounter has taken away so much of the sadness and loneliness you can feel when losing a loved one, especially a loving father. I see my father in a different light now and have had a lot of healing, thank you Jesus amen.” C


We have called our approach to prayer ‘Encounter Prayer’, and if you are interested you can find more about it on our Encounter Prayer website –  


Have a look at some of the things we offer and don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we might be of help.  We will be pleased to hear from you.

Meet The Team

John Ryeland
John is ordained in the Church of England and is The Director of CHM, where he has been leading the work of Encounter Prayer and CHM since 1997.  Before that, he was a Vicar in Essex for 11 years.
Gillian Ryeland
Gillian is Company Secretary and John’s PA – as well as his wife!  She has worked alongside him in this role since joining CHM at the same time.  
Liz Nicoll
Liz is our Administrator, a role that has grown and evolved since she joined the team back in 2011, and her design skills can be seen in this website. 
Our work is overseen by a faithful and committed board of Trustees:
We are also privileged to have a wonderful Council of Reference to endorse our work: 

Mrs Elizabeth Barker (Chairman)

Mr Gregory George

Mr Stuart Walker

Mr Charles Whitehead

Dr Glennis Williams (GP)

We are also affiliated to:

Christian Healing UK
Evangelical Alliance

The Revd Lyndon Bowring

Dr Michael Harper

Canon J John

Dr Judith MacNutt

The Revd Dr Russ Parker

Mrs Jackie Pullinger-To OBE

Mrs Jennifer Rees-Larcombe

The Revd Oliver Ross

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