Learning disabilities

Up to 1% of our nation has a learning disability. These resources are designed for those who are interested in making church more inviting and exciting for those with learning disabilities.

These resources were developed for the Learning Disability Conference 2016.

By working through these resources we hope that you will be able to decide what is best for your church and your community.

We want you to reflect on what suits you and what is achievable. We are not here to suggest a one-size-fits-all course of action.

It is our responsibility to ensure that the body of Christ is not broken by exclusion.

Very Rev Dr. Russell Barr

Making worship more inclusive for those with learning disabilities

We all approach and experience God differently. Church tries to be a place for everyone to worship together, but it is a difficult balance to strike. It is perhaps a good time to ask if our church is reaching out to all members of the family, even ones who encounter God in a different manner.

The following presentation can help you examine how inclusive worship is at your church and what steps you can take to make worship more accessible.

Please feel free to download the following presentation for use offline.

What is your next step?

These workshops are a chance for you to move on in your journey of creating more inclusive worship. Explore the questions within a group or on your own

Download the leaders' notes for the Next Steps workshops.

The following documents are handouts for each individual workshop, please download and print them for use during the workshops.


For more information contact Hannah Sanderson at mandd@churchofscotland.org.uk