Accessible Church 1 Day Conference
Please note: Online bookings for this event are now closed but we will be selling tickets on the door (subject to availability).
Additional needs are wide ranging and include anything that prevents someone from participating in an activity, such as physical disability, mental health needs, illness or undiagnosed needs. We want to make sure our church communities are places which recognise and welcome the value of what everyone brings to God’s kingdom; helping every individual to contribute. Part of creating an accessible church can also involve working alongside individuals such as those who are ex-offenders, or have abused substances and may be rough sleeping. Some of the seminars within the conference will enable us to explore this
This one day conference will empower church leaders, volunteers and communities to make church more accessible and inclusive for individuals with additional needs. The day will include both teaching and practical application as well as ideas for how to make your local church accessible for all children, youth and adults. Please note there will be BSL interpretation on the day.
You can now download the Advance Information for this event here.
Woodlands Church, Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 2AA
Woodlands Church is situated on the corner of Belgrave Road (turn right after the BBC on Whiteladies Road) and Woodland Road (this is the Foyer & Main Hall entrance).
Please see here for details regarding parking at Woodlands Church.
Please also see here for information regarding Blue Badge parking in Bristol.
There are regular buses that pass near Woodlands, with the nearest stops being outside BBC Broadcasting House on Whiteladies Road; Clifton Down train station is also a short walk away.
Christy has been part of the Vineyard Movement since it began. She is an author, speaker and television host.
Naomi oversees New Wine's Accessible Church Ministry. She goes to KXC church in London and is also a Children’s Occupational Therapist.
Jess is Head of Accessible Church Ministry. She is part of Woodlands Church in Bristol and works as a teaching assistant.
John leads Enable, a mission team at The Message Trust. He has cerebral palsy and is passionate about seeing those with disabilities meet God.
Part of Livability's Community Engagement team, Charlotte supports churches to take their next steps towards dementia inclusion.
Clare is South West Regional Manager for Home for Good. She is also a mother of 3, Deacon of a Baptist Church and was a teacher for over 20 years
Katy co-leads Our Place at United. She is a teacher for children with special educational needs and is passionate about inclusion in church.
Ros works for Through the Roof and is passionate about seeing churches reach out and value those in their communities with disabilities.
Abigail leads the disability inclusion ministry at her church. She also has Asperger's syndrome and an anxiety disorder.
Luke works as a City Missionary for London City Mission. He is passionate about seeing the vulnerable experience the power and love of Jesus.
Karis works for KXC as Assistant Compassion Pastor and also a Lay Christian Chaplain at HMP Pentonville.
Jo works as an assistant psychologist in mental health and is passionate about the church and mental well being.
- Tickets are £15 each