Two sisters enjoyed a song as they help spread the word about an enriching spiritual programme for people with learning disabilities in our Archdiocese.

Rebekah and Rachel, of West Lothian, joined volunteers of SPRED to compile Facebook video stories to highlight its work and encourage volunteers to join.

SPRED (Special Religious Development) has been helping people develop their faith and spirituality in the Archdiocese since 1997.

A spokesperson for group said: "As we look ahead with hope, we’re keen that people know more about SPRED, what it does and its value.

"This is because there are other people who would benefit from taking part in SPRED, more parishes that would be enriched by having a SPRED group and because it is a ministry that is dependent on volunteers."

SPRED forms small communities of faith and friendship where people with and without learning disabilities grow together in faith and trusting fellowship.

The Church recognises that people with learning disabilities are entitled to take their full place in the life of the Church and to be supported in their faith and spiritual development SPRED is one of the main ways that our Archdiocese provides this support.

While meetings have been curtailed due to Covid, groups have stayed in touch via Zoom and social media. There are groups in Dunbar, Livingston, Falkirk, Bannockburn and St John the Baptist & St Kentigern’s Parish in Edinburgh.

To find out more, please email: or phone: 0131 623 8903. Visit the website here. Follow on Facebook and watch the videos here.