Telling Encounters: Stories of Disability, Faith, Church & God : 17 Oct, ONLINE

October 17, 2020 | 10:00 am 4:30 pm

Our 9th annual conference on disability and church. It’s a space for disabled people to gather to resource each other and the church.

About this Event

In talks, small groups, workshops & liturgy. Through art, Godly Play, music, public narrative, storytelling & theology. We explore the stories that shape our lives.


include: June Boyce-Tillman, Donald Eadie, Jonathan Evens, Naomi Lawson Jacobs, Christopher Pietroni, Nigel Pietroni, Emily Richardson, Jane Wallman-Girdlestone, and Sam Wells


Please select a ticket type and enter a donation amount:

Types To help us plan the day and balance small groups please choose the ticket that best describes your experience: Disabled/Neurodivergent, Family/Supporter or Professional/Other interest.

Donations It costs £25 per person to run this conference. We do not want to exclude anyone on financial grounds. Please pay what you can afford.

Access Information

The conference will be on Zoom in meeting mode. We will be using a mixture of plenary sessions and break out groups. BSL and live captioning are both available. Please tell us if you need BSL and/or captions – or any other adjustments – so we can assign you to an appropriate break out group.


To tell us about your access requirements, questions or for further information. Contact Fiona or Jonathan at If you prefer a response by phone, please let us know in your email and provide a phone number.

Ethics Statement

We prioritise the voices & experience of disabled people at this conference. This is because they are rarely heard in church contexts. Family, supporters and people with a professional or other interest are also welcome. This is in keeping with our conference aim to be a place where disabled people can gather to resource each other & the church.

A partnership between St Martin in the Fields & Inclusive Church, this year hosted by HeartEdge.

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