(Still) Calling from the Edge

(Still) Calling from the Edge is the 10th annual conference on Disability & Church. It's a partnership between St Martin in the Fields and Inclusive Church, hosted online by HeartEdge.

Since 2012 these conferences have held space for disabled people to gather, to resource each other and the church. They are uniquely for rather than about disabled people, who are a majority of planners, speakers and delegates.

In this year's conference we explore call as challenge, lament and vocation. Through art, music, story and theology, in plenary talks, small groups, workshops and liturgy. It's a cry for justice that marks a milestone: 10 years of calling from the edge.

''Disabled people have a distinct prophetic ministry to the church. In order for the church to fulfil its prophetic ministry to society, it needs disabled people.”   John Hull (Opening the Roof, 2012)


Details & Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/still-calling-from-the-edge-tickets-164001249151   

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Image description: a drop of water falling into still blue water, creating a ripple outward


Two pre-conference workshops are also being held:

  • Out of the Depths will explore the theme of calling from the edge in song and sound. Using Psalm 130, a psalm of lament, as the basis for musical creation in various shapes – chant, hymn or poem ready for musical setting. Participants will be helped with hymn metre and the repetition of chanting traditions.
  • Called to the Feast will help create an exhibition of images and words for an inclusive Last Supper. These can be in any media (drawing, paintings, photographs, poetry, prose etc etc) and can focus on any aspect of the Last Supper i.e. the feast, the table, the guests, Jesus etc. The images and words shared will then be shown in an online exhibition during the conference.

Music - Out of the Depths- Friday 3 September 4.30pm - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/out-of-the-depths-tickets-165160309933 

Art  - Called to the Feast - Friday 10 September 4.30pm - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/called-to-the-feast-art-workshop-tickets-164816778421 

(Still) Calling from the Edge - Saturday 16 October 10.00am - 10th annual conference on disability and church - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/still-calling-from-the-edge-tickets-164001249151