The Healing Church is one of the main factions within Bloodborne and is responsible for most major events that take place within the game itself.
The Healing Church is a religious organization founded in Yharnam by Laurence, a former student of Master Willem who discovered a special concoction of Old Blood discovered within the ancient labyrinths that could be used in a healing process known as "Blood Ministration" . While Willem did not fully trust the blood, Laurence believed it to be a miracle and created the church to distribute the blood across the city. This process was discovered by the Healing Choir, the highest level of authority in the Church in communion with Ebrietas, Daughter of the Cosmos. The Healing Church was not directly affiliated with the hunters but they did collaborate with them upon the Scourge of Beasts outbreak, the first of these church-empowered hunters being Ludwig.
It was quite common for members of the Healing Church to become hunters, following Ludwig's legacy; so much so that to this day, many Yharnamites attribute modern hunting to the Church, as can be seen throughout the Cathedral Ward.
Quickly, the Healing Church in Yharnam became renowned across the continent, attracting the sick and afflicted, who were seeking refuge from their ailments. However, even if they were cured, none could resist the tantalizing euphoria educed by this mysterious blood concoction, and the townspeople became addicted.
The School of Mensis
- Adella the Nun (blood saint, Healing Church)
- Alfred (Executioner)
- Brador, Church Assassin (Healing Church Hunter)
- Mensis Scholar Damian (School of Mensis)
- Defector Antal (Yahar'gul Hunter)
- Edgar, Choir Intelligencer (Choir)
- Father Gascoigne (Healing Church Hunter)
- Laurence, the First Vicar (founder of Healing Church)
- Ludwig (Healing Church Hunter, likely the leader)
- Martyr Logarius (leader of the Executioners)
- Micolash, Host of the Nightmare (School of Mensis)
- Saint Adeline (blood saint, Healing Church)
- Simon the Harrowed (Healing Church Hunter)
- Tomb Prospector Olek (Tomb Prospector)
- Yurie, the Last Scholar (Choir)
- Blood Minister (Blood minister)
- Queen Killer (Executioner, Tomb Prospector)
- Tomb Prospecter Gremia (Tomb Prospector)
- Madman Wallar (former Tomb Prospector)
- Forgotten Madman (former Tomb Prospector)
- Vicar Amelia (vicar)