1 in 6 people (at least!) live with some kind of physical or mental impairment. Jesus spent lots of his time and energy showing us that no-one is excluded from knowing and experiencing the love of God.
God's story is often most vividly told to us by and through the lives of those who are commonly overlooked by the 'mainstream'. In the Bible, Jesus says "The Kingdom of God belongs to such as these... Truly I tell you, what you do for the least among you, you are doing to me…". Could we even be excluding GOD?!
The Good News is that when we try to experience church life from the point of view of those who are most in need of Gods comfort, strength, healing & hope we discover more of God too.
None of us are getting any younger so ask one another what may be causing people to stay away (uncomfortable seating / struggling to read the small print / walk to the Communion rail etc).
The role of the Diocesam Enabling Church Advisor is to offer resources and advice so that no-one finds themselves on the outside of the community you enjoy and want to sustain.