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Spectrum Training

- a provider of cutting edge learning in mission, communication and culture

All Inclusive?

The church and disabled people


A day course
Saturday 11th October
10.00am - 3.30pm
(Registration from 9.30am)
All Saints Church
Park Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3QW

"Being greeted by the words, ‘I don’t know where we can put you’, nearly made me turn around and go home."

The objectives of the day are to:

  • Learn from disabled people about their mixed experiences of the church.
  • Hear about some local initiatives that reach out into communities.
  • Discuss and reflect with others about how we can bring about change.
  • Go away with ideas for action.
  • Help make church communities places where barriers are broken, all people valued and where everyone belongs.
Bishop David Thomson
Keynote Speaker:
Rev Professor John Swinton

Rev. Professor John Swinton is Director of the Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability at the University of Aberdeen. John is internationally known for his research and work with disabled people particularly those with learning disabilities or mental health problems.

With contributions from writers of ‘In our Own Words, Experiences of Disability’ published by the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

Concessions of £10 are available for anyone who is:
A Full time student
On disability related benefits
Accompanying supporters of the disabled