SPRED

spred    SPECIAL RELIGIOUS DEVELOPMENT

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AIMS
That all learning disabled people take their rightful place in the parish community.
That the weakest members of our communities will be the leaven to transform our churches.

The mission of SPRED is:-
To form small communities of faith in parishes to welcome children and adults with learning disabilities.
To provide an appropriate method of catechesis.
To foster full inclusion in assemblies of worship.

WORK
The Archdiocese of Glasgow comprises 100 parishes reaching out beyond the city to Bearsden, Bishopbriggs, Clydebank, Cumbernauld and Dumbarton.

Parishes are arranged into 9 deaneries each consisting of 10 -12 parishes.

Within each parish there are families or group homes where there are learning disabled people.

SPRED offers the parishes the resources and training necessary to foster full inclusion in assemblies of worship.

It does this by forming small communities of faith within a parish/deanery. These faith groups then welcome children and adults who have a learning disability, providing them with an appropriate method of catechesis.

We have an active SPRED group in our parish which hold fortnightly group meetings on Tuesday evening between 7 and 9pm.
We are always looking for additional help and drivers.