IC Stories: Ruth Wilde

I first came across Inclusive Church at Greenbelt Festival, and I remember thinking ‘that’s what church should be!’ Bob Callaghan was on the stall chatting to people, and I think I made a comment about being pleased to see his organisation present (for those who aren’t aware, he was the National Coordinator before me). Some […]

Mike Bishop

IC Stories: Mike Bishop

I guess I became aware of Inclusive Church when our Parochial Church Council agreed to apply for membership, quite a few years ago. We had always tried to be inclusive and welcoming, and Inclusive Church’s principles seemed to line up with what we sought to do. I didn’t realise just how much this might mean […]

New Inclusive Hymnal project

Multitude of Voyces is a registered non-profit organisation which supports underrepresented, marginalised or vulnerable communities, through the creative use of words and music. We focus on projects relating to church life, exploring ways in which the church’s Inclusive aims can be lived out through its liturgy and music. Following the success of our three-part anthology […]

IC Stories: Krysia Waldock

I had known and heard of Inclusive Church for some time before I got involved with it – I am a PhD researcher and knew that they had an annual disability conference which I ought to go to, given my thesis is on autistic people and religious/humanist groups. I’ve always felt an outsider within church […]

Telling Encounters: Stories of Disability, Faith, Church and God

Telling Encounters was a day-long conference on the stories of disabled and neurodivergent people, hosted for the first time online in partnership with HeartEdge via Zoom. The theme of ‘Telling Encounters’ centred on the stories and experiences of disabled and neurodivergent people in how we encounter God, including our ministry as disabled and neurodivergent people, […]

IC Stories: Anne Dannerolle

I first came across Inclusive Church in 2017, when I invited Ruth Wilde and Peterson Toscano to the church on their UK tour. I am a church minister of Hull Community Church, and over 25 years we had moved from being a conservative evangelical church, to fully inclusive and registering the church for same-sex weddings. […]

IC Stories: Dan Barnes-Davies

I think my first involvement was an invite to Young Inclusive Church in Waterloo back in 2012. Then I somehow became YIC liaison on the board before being persuaded to stand for election at the next AGM. Those 8 years have included my entire process of ordination from first exploration to post-curate; but through becoming […]