In conversation with Martin Thomas, from The Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary
The world famous Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary is known for its many years of wonderful work providing contact and distant healing to those in need. Here in conversation with Rob Goodwin, Chair of the Trustees, Martin Thomas shares his views about the current role of the sanctuary, it's history and the pioneering work of it's founder Harry Edwards as well as answering some challenging questions from his host!
As Martin says, "My parents were interested in spiritualism , and although I took no particular interest in it as a youngster, I was aware of the benefits my mother had received from years of absent healing from Harry Edwards in the 1960s. As an adult I also wrote to the Sanctuary myself for health issues, and was deeply grateful for the positive results received from Ray and Joan Branch. About 10 years ago I was finally able to visit the Sanctuary in person, both on Open Days and to receive contact healing which was beneficial.
My active interest in becoming a healer started in 1998 after the passing of my father. I was moving around with my job, but managed to train with the NFSH (now Healing Trust) whilst living in Edinburgh and then in Houston, and finally met the Panel in 2006. I have been a member of the Ashford NFSH Healing Centre for many years, and currently serve there as Chair.
My Mum continued to receive 'The Healer' magazine for all those years, and then one day in 2016, just about the time I was retiring from work, I saw the advert in it for trustees. I applied and was eventually accepted, and stepped up to Chair in July 2018.
I am passionate about the benefits of healing, and will work tirelessly for it to be at the top of our agenda.