Disability Conference

Just as I am

just as i amSaturday 14 October –  Sunday 15 October 2017
A weekend of events to mark our 6th annual conference on Disability and Church, a partnership between St Martin in the Fields and Inclusive Church.     

  • Saturday 14 October 1030-1630,  St Martin's Hall

Just as I am: Living Theology

What does it mean to be disabled, and what might that say about God? Do our stories tell us something about God's story? Are we living theology? Through plenary talks and in small groups, with a silent space and a marketplace, we explore the issues arising from our experience and consider how we can resource each other and the church.   Organised by and for disabled people, supporters and people with an interest in disability issues.  

Speakers & Contributors: Details to be announced

Speakers:

Contributors

Cost: £20/£10 concessions

  • Sunday 15th October 1000 -1130

Just as I am: Eucharist and Healing Service

This Eucharist & Healing service for St Luke's Day reflects on the themes of the weekend, using liturgy written by St Martin's Disability Advisory Group and Healing Team.  The service includes the laying on of hands and anointing with oil, accompanied by prayers for healing, for yourself, someone else or the wider world.  All are welcome.
Preacher: The Rev'd Tim Goode. Trustee of Inclusive Church. Disability Advisor for the Diocese of Southwark. Member of the General Synod of the Church of England

  • Sunday 16 October 2pm-4.30pm – St Martin's Hall

Just as I am: Film Screening

A special screening of  a feature length documentary film reflecting on the theme of the weekend.

Conference delegates are being offered priority booking for the film. Use the conference registration form below to let us know if you would like us to reserve you a space.

Register for 'Just as I am' by completing the form below.

This is a conference for, rather than about disabled people, who will receive priority in booking. We also welcome families, friends and people with a professional or other interest.
Please bring your own lunch, or eat at the Cafe in the Crypt. Tables will be reserved. Please save me a space:
We are seeking to make the conference as accessible to everyone. There is step-free access, wheelchair accaessible toilets and an induction loop. A quiet room will be available. We are able to provide additional support or adjustments if requested in advance (notice of large print materials and BSL interpretation by 1 October please). We would be glad to know how we can enable your participation. Please let us know if you have sensory sensitivity or impairment, mobility issues or any other information that you feel is important
Will you be bringing a Personal Assistant?