On 6th September 2017, Books Beyond Words launched Going to Church, one of its series of wordless books for people with learning and communication difficulties. The book is the first in a mini-series about faith and community.
Lambeth Palace, the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, provided an atmospheric and impressive setting for the launch. The event was attended by 100 people from across the learning disability and religious communities.
Guests heard from Baroness Sheila Hollins, founder of Beyond Words, as well as Anglican Bishop Stephen Conway and Bishop Richard Moth of the Roman Catholic Church.
The speakers emphasised the importance of creating truly inclusive communities where people of all abilities are empowered to fully participate in every aspect of church life. They praised Going to Church as a powerful tool for inclusion, helping people to find a common purpose and uniting communities.
Stephen Hall, CEO of Beyond Words, also outlined his vision for a network of Beyond Words book clubs in Churches of all denominations across the country.
Here is a small collection of other titles. For a fuller list go to https://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/bookshop/