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About us

Echurch-UK is a small online community of blind, deafblind and partially sighted Christians. Some of us are regular churchgoers and others find this difficult. We all seek to follow Jesus in our daily life, and to trust him as our Lord and Saviour.

We are an online community rather than an organisation. Most of us live in the United Kingdom, but we have international members too. We keep in touch with each other by our mailing list. Some of us have been involved from the beginning. Others come and go and return when they see fit. We encourage our members to exercise their God-given talents and gifts, either in helping out on our list or with our website content. Several of our members have particular callings and ministries outside of our community and we seek to support them in our fellowship and prayer.

We run this website ourselves. Partly to share our faith with others in similar circumstances, but to encourage sighted people too. Someone said it is a wayside chapel on the Web. To some extent it is, but as well as our pages on Christian spirituality, we have many other on the practical aspects of living with blindness.

The Echurch-UK story

Carol and Rob discussing Echurch-UK business

Carol Pearson and Rob Davies started Echurch-UK in May 2001. In common with a lot of visually impaired people, they felt a need for more regular fellowship. Whilst they were both churchgoers, they needed more spiritual contact in the middle of the week. They also wanted to be able to share their faith with others in similar circumstances.

After a lot of prayer, God seemed to bring them together on the Internet. Following this, they launched the Echurch-UK mailing list, along with this website. The next year, Rob's sighted wife, Catherine, became part of the team. Since then, they have been joined by other blind and partially sighted Christians, in this informal initiative.

Whilst Carol left Echurch-UK, in May 2006, her original vision is still at the core of what Echurch-UK is all about. It said, "We have become yet another way of encouraging visually impaired people to feel included into the Kingdom of God. It is also a well of inspiration in which our members help and minister to each other. A place where, by God's marvellous Grace, the Holy Spirit can be active in our lives leading us all to be more like Jesus."

What Echurch-UK believes

We are very ordinary Christians, from different denominations and traditions. We are pleasantly surprised that we have so much in common. The following words sum up our shared faith:

"We are made right in God's sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done." Romans 3:22 NTL

For more of this, go to What we believe.

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Testimonies, stories, poetry, prayers & more
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Sight loss - resources, leisure options & true stories
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Your church & visually impaired people
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Twelve myths about blindness
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What we believe
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