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Churches Open for All

by Michael Ford last modified 17 Aug, 2018 04:15 PM

Many people have difficulties participating fully in church life as a result of barriers that could often be resolved following good advice and reflection.

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 A Church for Everyone: Listening to Disabled People

How often do we listen to disabled people and ask them what they appreciate, what they find difficult and what would be helpful to them when they go to church?
As part of the Anglican Dorchester Deanery Mission Plan, a small working group did just that. The newly published booklet, ‘A Church for Everyone: Listening to Disabled People’ includes their views. It is for all church members but is particularly relevant for church leaders.
View it here

 
BSL Daily Devotions

A new website hosts daily devotions for people who are deaf and who use British Sign Language. Click here to have a look, or click here to contact our Minister

 
About this page

The term ‘people with disabilities’ is intended to cover a wide range of difficulties that people may have and some of those difficulties are both obvious and quite easy to deal with.

  • A change of print font may make it easier for some people to read our texts.
  • A handy desk-lamp may provide that extra bit of illumination that someone with limited vision would appreciate.
  • Full use of the t-loop system in the church will enable many people with hearing aids to enjoy the sounds of our worship.

Lots of good advice is available for churches. Through the Roof is one organisation that has lots of experience in working with churches on these issues and their website can be visited here.

 
Parish audits

Many parishes will benefit from undertaking an audit of their accessibility and welcome.

Contact the Social Justice Manager, Colin Brady, for advice:
colin.brady@salisbury.anglican.org.

 
Minister with Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

Many deaf people regard themselves as being members of a distinct language group rather than as being disabled. The Chaplain to Deaf People can offer advice to clergy on including deaf people in the full life of their parishes.

Flyer here 

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