Telling Encounters recordings

Since 2012, an annual conference has held space for disabled people- to gather, to resource each other and the church. It’s a partnership between St Martin-in-the-Fields & Inclusive Church, working #withnotfor disabled people. If you want to sign up to receive information about Disability Conferences each year, fill in this sign up form. You can also follow the Disability Conference on Twitter: @livingedgeconf

(Still) Calling From the Edge 2021

This year’s conference is entitled ‘(Still) Calling From the Edge’ and takes place online on the 16th October 2021. Booking and more information is on the Eventbrite page. In addition to the main conference in October, there are two pre-conference online events. The first is ‘Out of the Depths’ and is a music-based workshop. The second is ‘Called to the Feast’ and is an art-based workshop.

Telling Encounters 2020

Telling Encounters: Stories of Disability, Faith, Church and God was our 9th annual conference on disability & church in partnership between St Martin in the Fields & Inclusive Church. You will find videos, texts etc from the speakers at the 2020 conference on the Inclusive Church website at https://www.inclusive-church.org/disability-conferences/. Recordings of sessions from the conference can also be viewed here.

Devised during the pandemic, we were entirely online for the first time and hosted by HeartEdge. It was a steep learning curve to work out how to transition the conference to an online format with talks, workshops, small groups, liturgy, marketplace, chaplaincy and coffee hangout. Thanks to the disabled-led planning team and conference staff for making this work. 

Sadly due to technical issues BSL & captions were not captured on all the recordings. Huge thanks to Rachel Noel, our tech lead, for the enormous undertaking of streaming, recording and rendering the films to be the best they can be. 

Krysia Waldock's blog conference report https://www.inclusive-church.org/2021/03/12/telling-encounters-stories-of-disability-faith-church-and-god/.

Fiona MacMillan wrote about the conference planning in Finding Abundance (ed Samuel Wells, Canterbury 2021).

An archive of materials from earlier conferences can be found at https://www.inclusive-church.org/disability-conferences/