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Accessible on Songs of Praise

Accessible on Songs of Praise

On Sunday 13th August BBC Songs of Praise came from New Wine and included engaging coverage of disability inclusion and accessibility at the event – with children and with adults. New Wine is an Associate of Churches for All and seeks to make its annual conferences fully accessible to and inclusive of disabled people.  You can see this in action at this year’s event on the BBC iPlayer by following this link: Songs of Praise...

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Shaping the Future

Shaping the Future

Churches for All partners and associates met for a 24 hour residential to plan for the future of the Churches for All network and its campaign.  The surprisingly peaceful setting of the BMS International Mission Centre in Selly Oak in the Birmingham suburbs gave us opportunity for reflection and prayer. The meeting was fruitful and plans for activities extending through to 2019 were laid. Those present affirmed their commitment to strive for a church where disabled people truly belong. We welcomed Rev Glen Graham to the meeting as the new chair of the partnership. Learn more about Glen Graham here....

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Download now!

Download now!

For those who weren’t there at the 2016 Enabling Church conference – and for those who were – much of the content in now available as free downloads. Go to the Enabling Church Conference Downloads page. Here you will a short video impression of the conference plus audio recordings and transcripts for the plenary sessions along with audio recordings for the streams and some transcripts too. We are grateful to 3 Strands Media for the recordings and to Orla Pearson for the transcripts derived from her excellent speech to text support at the...

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Conference appreciation

Conference appreciation

The recent Enabling Church 2016 conference entitled No Limits: Additional Needs, Disability And The Church drew people from churches across Britain together to  to help create churches where disabled people belong. It was aimed at those who work with or support children, families and youth or simply have a desire to see everyone’s abilities recognised. The Conference opened with worship and an address from Bishop Michael from the Diocese of Lichfield. Here’s a link to the news item on the Diocese website. Lynn McCann, one of the speaking team, reflected on the day, ‘My overall blessing was just the inclusiveness. Worshipping with people of all abilities is what feels like real church to me. Meeting so many people with the same aims was also really special.’ Audio recordings and transcripts of the sessions will soon be posted on the Enabling Church pages of this website, and a video giving an overview of the conference too. Find out more about Enabling Church from Churches for All....

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No Limits-just come!

No Limits-just come!

The Enabling Church: No Limits day conference is coming this Saturday – 12th November – at Friends House, London, opposite Euston Station. There is a still space! Come along – tickets will be on sale at the door – price £25. Doors open at 9:30am. Be there! You can still buy tickets online at http://enablingchurch.eventbrite.co.uk. The day will kick off with a welcome message from Bishop Michael Ipgrave (pictured). This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in seeing disabled people of all ages fully included in life of our churches. We’ve a first class line-up of speakers and a full programme with streams for Children’s workers, Youth workers, and for Families and Adults. For more information click on the Enabling Church tab or go to...

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Next Enabling Church conference coming up

Next Enabling Church conference coming up

No Limits: Additional Needs, Disability and the Church … An event full of ideas and inspiration for all who work with or support children, families and youth, plus anyone with a passion to see the abilities of everyone recognised. When: Saturday 12th November 2016 • 10am – 4.30pm. Where: Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London. Cost: Early Bird Price £20, From 8th October £25. Contact: enabledchurch@gmail.com. For more information about the Enabling Church No Limits day...

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