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…Details
“Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you” Romans 15: 7 Jesus is for everyone Worship is for everyone All are welcome How do our places of gathering, the way we worship and our activities reflect this? To make our communities and worship more inclusive we need to give reasonable consideration to how…Details
Professor June Andrews Introduction Being a dementia friendly church is about much more than the physical building. It is about how the church welcomes people with dementia and their carers. It is about how you support them and help them to worship in spite of the common trials and tribulations that dementia brings. You can…Details
The Scottish Churches Disability Group encourages churches and individual congregations to appoint a suitable person as a Disability Adviser.
We have compiled some guidance resources for this position.
Most church members will know their way around their church buildings including their halls. For visitors and those members who have failing eyesight, dementia, dyslexia and other conditions, clear and informative sings are indispensable. Many churches around the country are beginning to address this challenge by the simple and relatively inexpensive addition of relevant signage…Details
In the first instance, please just be friendly to me – smile at me and speak to me. Please could you invite me to go with you to a Church event? I would love to help in the church. Is there a job you think I could do? It would be great if you could…Details
The team from Disability and Jesus have put together an impassioned plea for churches to apply three principles in all the literature they produce: Accessible Cool Equal Their argument is based on two premises: firstly, that many visually impaired people are embarrassed to acknowledge their difficulty in reading and go to some lengths to cover it…Details
It is a long process following a dream, believing in a vision. At St Matthew’s Church of Scotland in Perth, we had long had the dream that everyone in our congregation would enter our church by the front door. Our church was built in 1871 and, if you used a wheelchair or had mobility problems…Details
This section contains details of some books of interest Pilgrims in the dark “This important book is a must-read for everyone who is convinced that diversity is a gift of God and that the inclusion of those most easily overlooked in church and society is a Gospel imperative and a practical enrichment. ”Rt Rev Pete…Details