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"We believe in inclusive Church - church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ."

Living on the Edge

Living on the Edge: Disability Conference It felt like a watershed moment, a new chapter in the disabled Christian movement. Sixty delegates, the majority with lived experience of disability. Twelve speakers, each with their own perspective on disability and the Christian church Read More »

General Synod Update

General Synod Update In November Inclusive Church was at the first meeting of the new Church of England General Synod. Having worked with our partners to get over 80 ‘inclusive’ candidates elected, the real work began as Synod convened again. It was great to see some of our newly elected ca Read More »

Wake Up!

Wakey Wakey Of course I always do what my trustees tell me, well sometimes. So when Dan Barnes Davies, IC trustee currently training for ordination at Westcott House told me to read Dave Tomlinson’s ‘How to be a bad Christian’ I have obediently obeyed. Read More »

Unwanted?

Unwanted? In churches across the country, it will soon be time to get the crib figures out. There will be kings, donkeys, shepherds, Mary and Joseph and of course a baby. Sylvia Sands in her poem Advent Absentee reminds us that we never see the innkeeper in any of these crib scenes. It Read More »

National Coordinator in Lycra!

National Coordinator in lycra for Sport Relief On Saturday 19th March Bob Callaghan, National Coordinator of Inclusive Church will be taking part in a Spinathon as part of this year’s Sport Relief. The event is being organised in partnership with Sainsbury’s, one of the official sponsors of Sport Relief. In the

Accessible Bible

Accessible Bible Information about a project to produce an accessible Bible was available at the Disability Conference in October.  At Biblica (previously known as the International Bible Society) we know that many people face a number of barriers to reading and understanding the Bible. In the UK alone Read More »

Sibyls London Meetings

SIBYLS LONDON EVENING MEETINGS NEXT MEETING:  11 FEBRUARY 2016 6:00 p.m. at St Anne’s Church, Dean Street, Soho.  Meet on the Second Thursday of every second month for a Service at St Anne’s Church, followed by a meal together   Read More »

Research Request

Research Request Inclusive Church has been contacted by a student at York St John’s University who is engaged in research exploring how non-heterosexual Christians experience religion. The research is ultimately open to learning more about this often contested issu Read More »

Annual Lecture 2016

Annual Lecture July 2016 The Inclusive Church Annual Lecture and AGM will take place at Liverpool Cathedral on Wednesday 13th July. Loretta Minghella, CEO of Christian Aid will deliver the 4th Inclusive Church Lecture. It would be great t Read More »

Modern Church Conferences

Modern Church “Grounded: Finding God in the World – A Spiritual Revolution” led by Diana Butler-Bass A one day conference at Carrs Lane Church, Birmingham on Saturday 14 May when Modern Church joins with PCN Britain, St Marks CRC and Free to Believe Read More »

Letter to the Archbishops

Letter to the Archbishops The Chair of Inclusive Church, Dianna Gwilliams, is one of the signatories of a letter that has been sent to both the Archbishop of Canterbury and York ahead of the meeting of Anglican Primates that has been convened for 11-16 January 2016 in Read More »

A Big Thank You

A Very Big ‘Thank You’ In January our dining table is awash with bank statements and record cards as I prepare to submit the annual Inclusive Church Gift Aid Claim.  I’m pleased to say it is an increasingly arduous task – and also a Read More »

Inclusion at Exeter

Inclusion and the Church Monday 18th January 2016. 7.30-9 p.m. MethAng: The University of Exeter’s Methodist and Anglican Society are hosting an event exploring

Responses to Primates' Meeting

Responses to the Anglican Primates’ Meeting Ahead of the Anglican Primates in January, Inclusive Church was supportive of the letter that was sent to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. Dianna Gwilliams, Chair of Inclusive Church and Dean of Guildford was one of the Read More »

Conversation with Giles Goddard

A Living Conversation with Giles Goddard Enjoy lively conversation considering key questions for local churches, including treating everyon Read More »