Enabling Church

Enabling Church

How can we continue to maintain that our Churches are a place of welcome for all, especially for people living with a disability?

Over the pandemic, many churches have managed to reach out to a wider community with the introduction of online worship, but as we get back to a new normal and Church doors open, is your Church as inclusive as it can be?

How can we continue to maintain that our Churches are a place of welcome for all?

1 in 6 people (at least!) live with some kind of physical or mental impairment. Jesus spent lots of his time and energy showing us that no-one is excluded from knowing and experiencing the love of God.

God's story is often most vividly told to us by and through the lives of those who are commonly overlooked by the 'mainstream'.

If you would like to hear more about our work and how we can help you make your Church more accessible please do not hesitate to contact us Enabling.Church@lichfield.anglican.org - we’d would love to hear from you!

Building a network!

Are you one of these 1 in 6 people with a lived experience of a disability?

The Enabling Church team would love you to join their network. They'lll be offering regular online meetings to help people share their experiences and build relationships with others from around the diocese.

Email them at Enabling.Church@lichfield.anglican.org

A plea to maintain online worship, to ensure Church is accessible for all

Revds Steve Jones and Zoe Heming, disability advisers for Birmingham and Lichfield Dioceses, discuss how the mass uptake of online worship has been a great blessing for many who can't get to church, and make a plea for parishes to not abandon online as in-the-building worship becomes less restricted.

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Rev Zoe Hemming - Enabling Church Advisor
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Zoe Corney - Enabling Church