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        What is Sight Loss Friendly Church?

        Torch is enabling churches across the UK to include people with sight loss in every aspect of church life.

        Join our network of churches to access training, advice, resources and to be added to our Sight Loss Friendly Church finder. Best of all, it’s all free of charge!

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        Jesus is for everyone

        Everyone has the right to a fulfilling spiritual life, but feeling left out or unable to join in at church often means that people stop attending altogether. They then miss out not just on regular services, but social activities, a sense of community and a feeling of human connection. Churches may not realise that anyone in their congregation or local community has sight loss, and if they do they may not know how to provide support. Sight Loss Friendly Church is here to help.

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        If you're living with sight loss or know someone who is, we have an easy way to find a church which will offer you a warm welcome and work towards meeting your needs.

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        Being sight loss friendly is a state of mind

        Torch Trust can help your church to become more aware of how to support people with sight loss. We can help you become more accessible and more able to confidently engage everyone in your church, and those who would like to join.

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        Join a free online Taster Session

        If you would like to explore what it means to become a Sight Loss Friendly Church, the benefits of becoming one and how to go about it, why not join one of our free Taster Sessions on Zoom? These sessions will last no more than 30 minutes and there will be an opportunity to ask questions of the SLFC team.

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        Sight loss in the UK is a growing concern

        We know that churches want to give everyone the best possible welcome – but it can be hard to work out just how to do that.

        People with sight loss can easily feel unable to join in with or attend church, leading to a lack of community support and human connection. Becoming part of Sight Loss Friendly Church means that we can help you give the warmest welcome to people with sight loss, making your church a place where they can thrive.

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        Why Sign Up?

        Sight Loss Friendly Churches will have free access to Torch’s advice and guidance, the opportunity to book personal consultations or workshops for your church and access the Torch catalogue of accessible Christian literature. Your church will then feature on our map to encourage people with sight loss in your area to your congregation.

        You’ll also receive a free members’ pack with a booklet, poster and window sticker for your church! Best of all, Torch does not charge for any of these fantastic services.

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        Practical sessions held via Zoom, with personalised options for your church available.

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        “At my church my sight loss is not an issue.”

        They welcomed me, got to know me and included me. Now I am in the worship team and help lead a home group.

        Find out more about Torch

        Torch Trust believes people with sight loss have an equal and valuable part to play in church and communities. By working together we reach and enable people with sight loss to have fulfilling Christian lives.

        Torch changes lives by providing accessible Christian resources and support, encouraging people to have confidence in God and themselves. We change communities by providing expert advice and guidance, enabling churches and Christian communities to be inclusive of people with sight loss.

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        Torch provides advice, support, opportunities for fellowship and library services free of charge to registered blind and partially sighted people. Help us to continue our vital mission by contributing your gift to continue the ministry.

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