Ministry Among Deaf People
Worship, support and fellowship among deaf people in the Exeter Diocese.
The Reverend Catherine Carlyon is responsible for providing pastoral and spiritual care for anyone in the Diocese with a hearing loss, but most particularly to those for whom British Sign Language is their first or preferred language. This includes offering regular opportunities for worship and fellowship in sign language as well as providing assistance with booking interpreters for church services, including baptisms, weddings and funerals.
She holds a level 3 certificate in British Sign Language and is currently studying part time for her interpreting qualification at the University of Central Lancashire.
The role includes much advocacy work to ensure that those who have a hearing loss are able to take as full a part in church life, at all levels, wherever possible. This includes pastoral support, provision of interpreters (where appropriate) and deaf awareness training in the parishes and the Diocese as a whole.
Catherine is also a part-time (2 days per week) assistant priest in the Benefice of Crediton, Shobrooke and Sandford with Upton Hellions, with particularly responsibility for Sandford with Upton Hellions.
Please contact Catherine if you would like further information or assistance
The Council of Mission and Unity. The Old Deanery, The Cloisters, Exeter, EX1 1HS
Tel / Fax / Minicom 01363 772163
SMS text 07855 098953
Or contact Catherine via email
Devon Deaf Church Newsletter
Signs of God
A registered charity that encourages people to develop and improve their use of BSL in Christian settings through workshops and training days.
Christian Deaf Link UK
The aim of Christian Deaf Link UK is to meet the social and spiritual needs of Deaf people through innovative Christian work. It is a member of the Evangelical Alliance
Bible Translation Project
The BSL Bible Translation Project has been set up to translate the whole Christian Bible into British Sign Language.
Christ in the deaf community