2PM - 2.45PM (BST) - 30th July

The Shape of Acceptance for Parents and Carers

Introducing the themes of the Breathe seminars aimed at parents/carers of children with additional needs, Andy and Michelle discuss what experiencing and knowing real acceptance might look like for us as individual parents/carers, for our families, and our futures.

Andy and Michelle Worthington

Andy and Michelle Worthington have 3 daughters, 2 with physical and language impairments, and are part of Riverside Church, Birmingham. Andy is Head of Church Relations for Open Doors and Michelle just completed her PhD in Disability and Theatre. They love creating space for parents/carers to be themselves and connect with God and others like them. Email them at


Breathe creates space for parents and carers of children and adults with additional needs to connect with God and others like them. Five families, including seminar stream leaders, Andy and Michelle Worthington, share stories of acceptance with us. So, grab a coffee and join the Breathe community as we explore and reflect on what real acceptance might look like for us as individuals, for those we care for, and for our futures. Join the Breathe at New Wine Facebook Group for an invite to the Zoom Gatherings after the Evening Celebration.