Register your church today!

Join our network of churches and get access to workshops, advice and be added to our sight loss friendly church finder. Best of all, it’s all free of charge!

Celebrate Sight Loss Sunday!

Sunday 17th October: 20% of your community will experience sight loss in their lifetime. Take part in Sight Loss Sunday and equip blind & partially sighted people to contribute to church life.

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.

Find the dates of the next sessions and register online on our Tasters page.

Online Training and Catch Ups for Sight Loss Friendly Churches

If you are already signed up as an SLFC, we can now offer SLFC Training Workshops on Zoom. These interactive, fun and engaging sessions last 90 minutes and usually take place in the afternoon or early evening.

You are also welcome to join the SLFC team at our new monthly Catch-Up Sessions on Zoom. Meet members of the team and ask any questions you may have, find out the latest tips, resources and advice we have to offer and hear stories from other SLFCs.

Dates for Training and Catch Up sessions are promoted in the quarterly SLFC Newsletter, which is sent by email to all registered Sight Loss Friendly Churches. For more information or to book your place, please email slfc@torchtrust.org

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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Becoming sight loss friendly

It’s actually very simple for churches to make quite small changes so that everyone feels fully included.

Most of these require only a little thought and preparation. By signing up to become a member of Sight Loss Friendly Church, you’ll gain access to a wealth of help, support and advice from Torch; experts with over 60 year’s experience.

We can help make your ministry accessible.

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A Christian response to sight loss

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. Find out more about Torch.

Torch Trust is a registered charity, and we rely on your generosity to carry out our work.

Please consider praying for Torch Trust that we will be able to continue to transform the lives of people with sight loss. If you would like to support us financially then please make a one off or regular donation to support our work.

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