The Scottish Churches Disability Group is a registered charity which promotes the full inclusion of people with any form of disability or impairment in the worship and community life of all Christian churches in Scotland.
We believe that:
- churches are for everyone, regardless of disability;
- churches fulfil their mission only when everyone can access worship and church life;
- churches need everyone’s talents – including those of people with disabilities.
The charity is governed by an Executive Committee which currently consists of five office-bearers and five ordinary members. SCDG’s autumn meeting incorporates the AGM.
The charity has two objectives:
- To promote the inclusion of disabled people within all Christian churches in Scotland, enabling people with any kind of impairment to reach their fullest potential in participation at all levels of church life.
- To work with Christian churches in Scotland to promote the inclusion of all disabled people.
“Dan is our Chair, he is also the Minister of Bridge of Allan Parish Church. Dan is significantly dyslexic and has close personal experience of chronic debilitating conditions. Dan’s vision of Church is one that echoes the radical openness and inclusivity of God. It is his hope that the Church provides a place of welcome and challenge to us all, helping us work out how we can best live in ways that promote inclusivity, mercy and justice. Dan has a background in mathematics and worked for a number of years as a statistician in the NHS. He also has spent time working in the Church in Malawi and has an interest in how the Church can work with partners to effectively participate in the Mission of God in the wider world. Dan also has a particular interest in the Medieval Church and the Minor Prophets of Old Testament. Dan enjoys playing golf, watching rugby and walks into and around the hills. He also has at least two shelves in his study dedicated to LEGO.”