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ENABLING Church Conference 2014


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Enabling Church: Everybody in! Day Conference

Latest: Following the 2014 Enabling Church conference, research on its impact was commissioned by Lichfield Diocese with support from the Saltley Trust.

Enabling Church Evaluation Report_April 2015 (DOC)

Enabling Church Evaluation Report_April 2015 (PDF)

Recordings were made of the most of the Plenary Session talks and of the dedicated Streams on Disability – Dementia – Deafness 
and the Stream for Families and Carers in partnership with Care for the Family.

Play audio recordings of Enabling Church 2014 conference


Watch and listen to the video address specially recorded by Joni Eareckson Tada for the conference …

For access to automated sub-titles use this link to play the video on Youtube.

Read news post on this website: ‘Resounding Success’ says Bishop

Go to Diocese of Lichfield webpage with report of the conference and video

What next from Churches for All?

Disability Sunday is 5th July (2015) – take the messages and meaning of Enabling Church to your local church and make ‘enabling church’ a reality in your community

Visit the Disability Sunday page and download resources

About the Enabling Church day conference …

National Disability Adviser to the Church of England, Roy McCloughry talked about the conference in the weeks leading up to it …

  • Face the challenge of dementia?

  • Enable disabled people?

  • Include Deaf people?

  • Support carers?

Every local church needs to become an ‘enabling church’ that welcomes, includes and involves people with dementia, disability, deafness, their families and those that care for them. The programme involves a majority of speakers with direct experience of a range of disabilities, either for themselves or with close family members.

For more information follow the links …

Audio Recordings and Transcripts from the Conference


Church Stories submitted at the Conference


Conference speaker profiles


Books by Enabling Church  speakers


Conference news


Accessibility information


See a listing of books authored by Enabling Church speakers

Read an article on Dementia by keynote speaker Professor John Swinton


Read the brochure with full details of conference …

Download the Enabling Church brochure (PDF)

Please print the first and second pages as a poster for your church noticeboard.
Please pass on to those you think might be interested via email, etc.

The brochure is available in a number of (accessible) formats …

Download the Enabling Church brochure text (doc)

Download the Enabling Church brochure in 17pt large print (PDF)

Download the Enabling Church brochure in 20pt large print (PDF)

Download the Enabling Church brochure in 25pt giant print (PDF)

Download in the Enabling Church brochure as a braille file (brf) (coming soon)

Listen to the Enabling Church brochure (MP3)


Diocese of Lichfield and Premier Christian Radio.