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Refreshed: The Enabling Church Course

Refreshed: The Enabling Church Course

The Enabling Church Course, CfA’s disability access and inclusion course for churches first introduced in 2017 has been reviewed and is now relaunched and available in its latest form. Authored by and with disabled people it’s content is informed by experience, relevant to all churches and supported by a range of resources.  Find out more about The Enabling Church Course and order your pack...

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Make yours an Accessible Carol Service

Make yours an Accessible Carol Service

For many churches the Christmas Carol Service is among the best attended activities of the year. It’s an occasion where many who don’t regularly come to church come. So it makes sense that anyone who comes can get in, join in and be a part of it just like anyone else. To help you make yours an Accessible Carol Service, we have put together a video and guidance pack that you can receive for free. Visit the Carol Services Resources...

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Disability focus at 2018 CRE

Disability focus at 2018 CRE

Actress and comedian Sally Phillips will open CRE 2018 (9.45am, Tuesday 16 October!) and encourage hundreds of churches to put people with additional needs at the top of their agenda. Sally, whose son Olly has Down’s Syndrome, will be joined by a 12-year-old best-selling author – Jonathan Bryan has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and is entirely non-verbal. At the opening ceremony, blind singer-songwriter Marilyn Baker will be accompanied by a choir from Notre Dame School, Cobham using Makaton. To continue reading click...

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CfA at CRE!

CfA at CRE!

Churches for All (CfA) is going to be at the upcoming Christian Resources Exhibition (CRE). Three Churches for All partner organisations are sharing the stand: Torch Trust, The Lodge Trust and Count Everyone In. The show which is at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey opens on Tuesday 16th October and runs through to Thursday 18th. Follow this link to find out more and get your free...

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Families and Additional Needs

Families and Additional Needs

Are Additional/Special Needs Families More Likely To Break Apart? Writing as father of a son with additional needs, Mark Arnold observes,  ‘Additional or special needs parenting is tough, with so much more to cope with than many other families have to deal with’.  If you are interested you can read more on Mark’s blog site: The Additional Needs Blogfather.  Mark is linked with two Churches for All associated organisations: he is co-founder of the Additional Needs Alliance and Additional Needs Ministry Director at Urban...

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Accessible Cathedral Carol Service – 16th December

Accessible Cathedral Carol Service – 16th December

A remarkable accessible Carol Service in a wonderful place, organised by CfA partner Disability & Jesus. This is what they have to say about it: ‘Our first ever national event celebrating an inclusive Christmas will be held on Sat 16th of December in St Nicholas Cathedral Newcastle (starting 1pm). If you’re not from the region come along make a weekend of it, do your Christmas shopping in Newcastle.’ For more information click...

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