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Sight Loss Friendly Church
Posted: 19th August 2019
The Launch of Sight Loss Friendly Church
Celebrating a Century
As cricket is played across the breadth and depth of the UK this summertime, at Torch Trust we are delighted to celebrate our own century, as we reach our first 100 churches who have made the pledge to join us on the journey to become Sight Loss Friendly.
The map at Torch House is being added to as each church signs up, demonstrating across our great country that the needs of those living with sight loss are being recognised; with church leadership teams who want to know more about how they can play their part to enable each person to play theirs.
Visit our website sightlossfriendlychurch.org.uk and sign up so every one can find your church too.
The SLFC team are busy meeting people, visiting and working with strategic and significant contacts to pursue this ministry and our ambitious aim to see all 50,000+ churches in the UK include and involve those with sight loss. From Keswick Convention, New Wine, Sight Village and in preparation for events in the Autumn, Torch are shining the light in communities across the UK to reach those living with sight loss where they are; to support churches to make an impact so everyone can play their part and feel valued in Christian communities.
If you are a SLFC or want to know more, or you know of a church who would like our help, we offer training, advice, resources and transcription service and we would be delighted to be in touch. For more info visit www.sightlossfriendlychurch.org.uk. If you know of an individual with sight loss please do encourage them to contact us on 01858 438260 or email email@example.com and our Client Services team would be delighted to talk to them about our accessible formats of Christian literature and daily Bible guides to support them on the journey of faith and discipleship. We receive so many encouraging letters from people who lives are changed this way, your action today may just hit the right wicket!
Torch in brief
Torch Trust's aims can be summarised as enabling people with sight loss to discover Christian faith and lead fulfilling Christian lives.
Towards this end we provide Christian resources and activities for blind and partially sighted people worldwide. Our services are offered to all who experience sight loss, of all faiths or none, and including those with sight loss who have other disabilities.
Among our services, Torch provides Christian literature, including a free lending library and a range of magazines, in various accessible formats. We also promote Christian fellowship through 110 local Groups across the UK. Torch also runs a varied programme of holidays at our own holiday centre and at other venues around the UK and abroad. Our international arm involves Torch working in partnership with others and being involved in various projects, especially in Malawi which in turn serves the needs of blind and partially sighted people in various other African countries.
Torch Trust has a driving vision for people with sight loss, wherever in the world they may live. Our seven-fold charter is that every blind or partially sighted person may have the opportunity to:
- Explore Christian faith and discover Jesus
- Grow as a Christian
- Enjoy a fulfilling devotional life
- Access Christian activities and resources they need
- Join a church of their choice
- Develop their invaluable God-given gifting
- Contribute to the life of the church
If you would like to support the work of Torch, please visit our support area
CONTACT US to receive regular news updates and information for prayer, to find out how you can volunteer with us, to make donations, to access free literature for a blind or partially sighted person, or to make a link with your local Torch Fellowship Group.
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