In a world which conflates value with productivity and worth with wealth disabled people explore the gifts of being, exactly as we are
Reflecting on the ways we are Whole, with our weaknesses (Holes), and ultimately God’s own Holy people. Through art, story and theology, in plenary talks, small groups, workshops and liturgy
Since 2012 we’ve been holding space for disabled people to gather, to resource each other and the church. It’s a partnership between St Martin in the Fields and Inclusive Church, hosted online by HeartEdge.
In a world which conflates value with productivity and worth with wealth, disabled people explore the gifts of being, exactly as we are. We reflect on the ways we are Whole, with our weaknesses (Holes), and ultimately God’s own Holy people. Through art, story and theology, in plenary talks, small groups, workshops and liturgy
“In disabled people’s honest, accepting relationships with our bodies [and minds], we share another way to understand the human experience… to live with the mystery and temporality of all our bodies, knowing that we are each a humble part of God’s unpredictable, diverse creation.”
from: At the Gates: Disability, Justice & the Churches by Naomi Lawson Jacobs & Emily Richardson
Storytellers: Erica Thomas & Ruth Lampard
Plenary: Sam Wells in conversation with Naomi Lawson Jacobs & Emily Richardson, authors ofAt the Gates: Disability, Justice and the Churches
Workshops exploring the nature of holiness, rest as resistance and liberation, contemplative creativity, radical listening, and what it means to belong.
Contemplative Liturgy led by Richard Carter
Further details and contributors to be announced
10.00 First session
11.00 Coffee break
11.30 Second session
12.10 Small Groups
13.00 Lunch break
14.00 Third session
15.30 Tea break
16.25 Thanks & farewell
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£30per person to run this conference. We do not want to exclude anyone on financial grounds. Please pay what you can afford.
The conference will be on Zoom in meeting mode. We will be using a mixture of plenary sessions and break out groups. BSL and captions are both available. Plenary sessions and some workshop content will be recorded and available for catch up.
Detailed access information will be sent out in the conference pack, available from 1 October. If you have particular questions please contact us.
Image description: Photo of orange, white and purple lilies (flowers) growing in a field. Logos for St Martin in the Fields, HeartEdge, Inclusive Church Text – Wholly, Holey, Holy. Saturday 15 October 2022. Zoom. Details & registration – https://Wholly-holey-holy-tickets.eventbrite.com . Twitter @livingedgeconf and #WHHoly
Please tell us if you need BSL, captions, or any other adjustments so we can assign you to an appropriate break out group.
To let us know your access requirements, for questions or further information email Fiona at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up with the latest conference news on Twitter – @livingedgeconf #WHHoly
We prioritise the voices & experience of disabled people as a majority of planners, speakers and delegates. This is because they are rarely heard in church contexts. We warmly welcome family, supporters and those with a professional or other interest. This is in keeping with our conference aim to be a place where disabled people can gather to resource each other & the church.