Disability and Church

The Bishops' Advisor for Disability has been appointed to provide practical information, links and resources for clergy and laity in parishes on matters of disability and inclusion in the Church.

Contact the Bishops' Advisor for Disability

Checklists for simple actions you can take

The following checklists and guidance is hoped to provide simple and often without cost actions you can take to improve the general accessibility of your church building and services.

  • Checklist - How do people find your Church - click here
  • Checklist - Car Parking at Your Church - click here
  • Checklist - Easy Access to the Building - click here
  • Checklist - For External Noticeboards and Signposts - click here

Further Information

Barrier-Free Belonging - the Church of England

  • Deaf and disabled people are an essential part of the Church, and the Church of England is committed to ensuring the welcome, inclusion, and participation of all as one of its major goals.
  • The Archbishops’ Council which sets the strategic goals for the Church of England includes disability as one of the key areas in which it wants to improve so that people of all abilities can be full members of the Church.
  • Further information and resources can be found on the Church of England website here.

Churches for All

Torch Trust

Deaf community chaplains

Page last updated: Tuesday 7th March 2023 6:29 AM
First published on: 28th November 2022
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