Here to help
Bishop's Adviser to the Deaf
Since last year I have been licenced as Chaplain to the Deaf and have developed relationships with a group of people that I have met, worked amongst and have on my heart to spread the Good News of our faith in Jesus.
Over the years, I have met and learned from the work of other chaplains of the Deaf and Deaf worship groups in other areas, visited their own faith conferences, preached to and signed for the Deaf and taught basic Bsl and Deaf Awareness to different groups and denominations and I’m keen to help others reach out too, to those from any Deaf community seeking a faith in Christ.
We are a diverse team of Christian signers, and right now, we are serving Deaf groups in schools and the Church community; it is hoped that we can spread the Good News about Jesus to other Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities and offer service to the Lord as we meet with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, to help them worship and grow in faith and talk with them about their own faith journeys.
If any churches feel they would like to reach out to the Deaf and hard of hearing community or have signers or Deaf in their group, please get in touch with me on the links below. We need to hear from you.
Do you sign? Please get in touch as I’d love to chat with you.
Do you know of anyone that is Deaf or with reduced hearing that is seeking a welcoming church where they can worship? If you would like support or advice on Deaf Awareness or welcome or matters such as how to welcome the Deaf into your faith community, we are here to help.
Training in Deaf Awareness
I would like to offer our diocesan churches and groups the opportunity to learn about Deaf needs and receive some informed discussions on Deaf Awareness and History as to their needs and how they can contribute too, in church settings. Did you know for example that in other parts of the country, there are Deaf faith groups flourishing within hearing churches?
I do hope we can help your church or yourself by offering guidance on any Deaf matters from training on Deaf Awareness, to some basic British Sign Language and how to welcome and worship with any Deaf or hard of hearing that is on your heart to support; or if you simply want to know more about how we can offer inclusion in your setting.