ENGLAND

ARUNDEL & BRIGHTON DIOCESE
SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLE1st Saturday of the month (unless otherwise stated) and are published in parish Bulletins, Diocese website, Arundel & Brighton diocesan newspaper and the twice yearly Deaf newsletter.

St John the Evangelist, 3 Springfield Road, Horsham RH12 2PJ
At 1pm
PERSONNELPASTORAL WORKERS/CO-ORDINATORS
Mr Peter Booker and Mrs Maria Booker​

DIRECTOR/CHAPLAIN
Fr Ian Byrnes
Address: C/O St Philip Howard Centre, 4 Southgate Drive, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6RP

ASSISTANT CHAPLAIN
Fr Raglan Hay-Will

CCRS TRAINED DEAF SUPPORT WORKERS
Mr Peter Booker; Mrs Maria Booker; Mrs Maria Plumbley

FORMATION/TRAINING
Mr Peter and Mrs Maria Booker
OTHER INFORMATIONCONTACT DETAILS
Mr Peter & Mrs Maria Booker, Coordinators/Head of Service Arundel & Brighton Pastoral Service for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing.
C/O St Philip Howard Centre, 4 Southgate Drive, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6RP

Email: peterandmaria.booker@abdiocese.org.uk
Email: mag.booker@gmail.com
Mobile: 07970 428601 (text only). Please include your full name at end of message.

LITURGY
Maria Plumbley with support from Peter & Maria Booker

STEWARDSHIP/FINANCE
Mr Peter Booker

OTHER INFORMATION
List of Mass dates and other events are published in the newsletters and sent to all on the mailing list, also published in the A&B diocesan newspaper and the website one month at a time.
Any changes are communicated at Mass prior to the changes being made, or sent via email. The core team meet every 3 months.

www.abdiocese.org.uk/diocese/deaf-community

BIRMINGHAM DIOCESE
SERVICEFor information, contact Rev Fr Gerry Lennon

Email: gerard.lennon@btopenworld.com
PERSONNELCCRS TRAINED DEAF SUPPORT WORKERS
Mr Robert Buckley
Mr Roger Sutton

BRENTWOOD DIOCESE
SERVICEUntil further notice, the service will continue to be covered on a part time basis by Mrs Irena Lindsey

Brentwood Diocesan Pastoral Deaf Service
Cathedral House, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AT

Telephone: 01277 265 289
Mobile: 07989129091
Email: deafservice@dioceseofbrentwood.org
PERSONNELCLERGY WHO CAN SIGN
Rev Fr David Clemens
Rev Fr Bob Hamill
Rev Fr Paul Fox
Fr Daniel Kelly
Fr Dominic Howarth
Fr Frank Jackson

CLIFTON DIOCESE
SIGNED MASSES
WITH DEAF PEOPLE
Every 2nd Sunday of the month
St Nicholas of Tolentino Church.
At 3pm
Priest: Father Richard Mckay
SERVICECONTACT
John Rendell, 94 Carstairs Avenue, Swindon SN3 2DF

EAST ANGLIA DIOCESE
SERVICEHead of Service: Very Rev Mgr. Philip Shryane
Address of Service: 82 Hartford Road, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 1XG
Telephone: 01284 754 358 (voice)
Fax: 01284 700 198

HALLAM DIOCESE
SERVICEContact: Joe McNally
Email: joegmcnally@gmail.com

Sr Claire and Fr Stoker have both retired and Hallam Diocese is now reviewing its service provision for Deaf people.  The Chair (Mr Joe McNally) will be chairing the review meeting soon; they are re-examining all aspects of how the Diocesan Community can support pastorally and spiritually the community of Deaf and Hard of hearing people.
They are working to be able to provide regular signed Sunday Masses. This requires planning, preparation and implementation. It will require patience and our learning new ways to communicate so as to include and understand each other. They are seeking the HELP of people in every parish, initially to learn to ‘sign’ so as to be able to communicate with Deaf people.
If you would like to be involved, get in touch with Mr Joe McNally (email above)

HEXAM & NEWCASTLE DIOCESE
SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLEEvery Sunday at Our Lady of Lourdes Deaf Centre (address see below)
At 6pm
Eucharistic Service as announced.
SERVICEHead of Service: Rev Fr Robert Kinlen
St Cuthbert's, 292 Cowpen Road, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 5JN

Address of Service: Diocesan Deaf Service, Our Lady of Lourdes Deaf Centre
2 Summerhill Grove, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE4 6EE

Telephone: 01670 363458 (voice/answer phone)
www.newcastledeafcentre.org.uk
OTHER INFORMATIONSocial Club Evenings: Every Sunday 7.00 to 11pm
Luncheon Club: Every Thursday 11.00 am to 2pm
Office hours: Mon - Fri 9.00 am to 5.00pm

LANCASTER DIOCESE
SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLEEvery 1st Sunday of the month - Our Lady and St. Edwards church, Marlborough Drive, Preston PR2 9UE
At 3pm

Every 2nd Sunday of the month - St Wilfrid’s Church, Chapel Street, Preston PR1 8BU
At 4.30pm

Every 4th Sunday of the month - St Bernadettes church, Devonshire Road, Bispham, Blackpool
At 9.30am

Every 4th Sunday of the month (Saturday Vigil) - St Wilfrid's Church, Chapel Street, Preston PR1 8BU
At 5.30pm
SERVICEContact person: Ann Mitchell, 07974 779 337
Chaplain: Fr Peter Clarke

Contact person: Ann Mitchell, 07974 779 337
Chaplain: Fr Peter Clarke
Please include your full name at end of message.

CLERGY WHO CAN SIGN
Fr Paul Fletcher SJ
paulmfletchersj@gmail.com

 

LEEDS DIOCESE
SIGNED MASS WITH DEAF PEOPLEInterpreted Mass at St Anne's Cathedral, Great George Street, Leeds LS2 8BE

Every 2nd Saturday of the month

At 6pm
SERVICECONTACT PERSONS
Michael Cudworth (Chair of Leeds Deaf Pastoral group)
Email: michaelcudworth@hotmail.co.uk

Emma Cudworth
Email: emmacudworth@hotmail.com

Claire Roberts
Email: claire: bradburnroad@btinternet.com

LIVERPOOL DIOCESE
SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLEEvery 1st Sunday of the month
Christ the King Church, 78 Queen’s Drive, Childwall, Liverpool, L15 6YQ
At 4.30pm

Every 2nd Saturday of the month
St. Bartholomew's church, Warrington road, Rainhill
At 5.15pm

Every 3rd Sunday of the month
Merseyside Society for Deaf People, Queens Drive Retail Park, West Derby, Liverpool, L13 0DJ
At 5.30pm

Every 3rd Saturday of the month (Fr Martin Kershaw)
St. Austin's, Heath Street, Thatto Heath, St. Helen’s, WA9 5NN
At 6.30pm
SERVICEAddress of Service: Nugent, 99 Edge Lane, Liverpool, L7 2PE

Website: wearenugentcare.org

Telephone: 0151 261 2000
Textphone: 0151 261 2032
PERSONNELMs Denise Armstrong-Hart (Catechetical and Pastoral Worker; Drama/Sign Theatre facilitator)
Mr. Damien Mahon (Community Worker with Deaf people; Sign Language Tutor)

CLERGY WHO SIGN
Rev. Fr. Gerard Callagher
Rev Fr Peter Fleetwood
Rev Fr David Heywood
Rev Fr Martin Kershaw
Rev Fr Anthony O'Brien
Rev Fr Philip Swanson

NUGENT DEAF TEAM OFFER​
Pastoral care to Deaf people and their families
Communication support and interpreting
Support working with Deaf and Hearing volunteers
Social events, retreats and information days to prevent social isolation
Monthly newsletters for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people
Bumper Signpost magazine twice a year
Partnerships with other faith organisations
Strong links with the Catholic Deaf Association
 
For more information on all of our services and for further advice and guidance, please contact us.
Damien Mahon
Mobile number: 07825 033535 (text only)
Email: damienmahon@wearenugent.org
 
Denise Armstrong-Hart
Mobile number: 07917 460791 (text only)
Email: darmstrong-hart@wearenugent.org

CCRS TRAINED DEAF SUPPORT WORKERS
Mrs Cath Corish
Mrs Denise Armstrong-Hart
OTHER INFORMATIONMonthly newsletter available from Nugent.
Provide basic Level 1 Sign Language courses.

MIDDLESBROUGH DIOCESE
SERVICENo official diocesan service to Deaf people

Contact Parish priest:
1 Park Road South, Middlesbrough TS5 6LD
Telephone: 01642 850 113
Fax: 01642 852 122
Email: stpatrickmbro@middlesbrough-diocese.org.uk
 
Other Contact person
Mrs Bridget McLaughlin: 01642 217 156

NORTHAMPTON DIOCESE
SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLESt. Joseph's and The Holy Child, Midland Road, Bedford, MK40 1HU
Every 2nd month
At 3pm
SERVICEChairpersons of Volunteer Groups: Mrs Jean Lillis, Northampton.
Mrs Denise Johnson, Kettering/Corby/Oundle
 
CLERGY WHO CAN SIGN
Rev Fr Pat Bailey, 2 Brereton Road, Bedford, MK40 1HU
Telephone: 01234 352 569

Rev Fr Seamus Keenan, St. Patrick's, 28 Peveril Road, Duston, Northampton.
Telephone: 01604 751 071

Rev Fr John Udris, St Teresa of the Child Jesus & SS John Fisher & Thomas More, 40 Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2P1
Telephone: 01494 673 018

Rev Fr Gerard Byrne, 2 The Grove, Kettering, NN15 7QQ
Telephone: 01536 512 497

Rev Fr Francis Higgins, St. Margaret of Scotland, Luton, LU1 5JD

Rev Fr Brendan Killeen, 1 Meeting Lane, Towcester, NN12 6JX
Telephone: 01327 359 151

Canon Kevin O'Driscoll, St Thomas Aquinas, Bletchley, MK3 7TL

Rev Fr Joe Walsh, St. Peter's, The Hayway, Rushden, NN10 6AG
Telephone: 01933 353 649

CCRS TRAINED DEAF SUPPORT WORKERS
Mrs Patricia Chandler

OTHER INFORMATION
Information of times and dates of Mass is given in Newsletter and Local Catholic Newspaper 'The Vine'.

NOTTINGHAM DIOCESE
SERVICEContact person: Mrs Wendy Raynor
Tel/fax 01522 530 860
Please include your full name at end of message.

PORTSMOUTH DIOCESE
SERVICEDiocesan Chaplain to the Deaf Community: Fr Robin Ellwood
Tel/SMS: 07484 136 329
 
Fr. Robin is a member of the team signing masses for the Archdiocese of Westminster Caritas Service.

SALFORD DIOCESE
SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLEEvery Sunday at 11.30am at
St. Patrick's Church, Livesey Street, Collyhurst, Manchester, M4 5HF
 
Every last Sunday of the month
St John's, Ivy Street, Burnley BB10 1TB
At 3pm
PERSONNELDIOCESAN CHAPLAIN TO DEAF PEOPLE
Canon Paul Daly
The Presbytery, 2 Nobby Stiles Drive, Collyhurst, Manchester M4 4FA

PASTORAL TEAM
Mrs Maria Buckley (CCRS Trained Deaf Support Worker)
Miss Paula Campbell (CCRS Trained Deaf Support Worker)
Mrs Eileen Hosie (CCRS Trained Deaf Support Worker)
Sr Maria McCready (Pastoral Worker and Registered Sign Language Interpreter)
Mr Peter McDonough (Pastoral Community Officer)
Sr Pauline Nolan (Pastoral Sign Support Worker)
OTHER INFORMATIONOTHER LITURGICAL SERVICES
Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) after the 11:30am Mass every first Sunday of the month.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Sunday from 11am till 11:25am

Services of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent as advertised.

OTHER INFORMATION
For more information about St Joseph’s Mission to Deaf People, contact Peter McDonough (Community Officer – Deaf People).
Email: p.mcdonough@caritassalford.org.uk

SHREWSBURY DIOCESE
SERVICENo official diocesan service to Deaf people

SOUTHWARK DIOCESE
SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLEEvery 4th Sunday of the month
Sacred Heart Church (far chapel behind High Altar), Edge Hill, Wimbledon SW19 4LV
At 4pm
With Fr. Gerry Mitchell SJ
SERVICEHead of Service: Bishop Paul Hendricks
401 Ewell Road, Tolworth, KT6 7DG (not Surbiton)
Email: p.hendricks@btinternet.com
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Service co-ordinator: Peter Morrissey, CCRS, CACDP Level 3
Centre for Catholic Formation, 21 Tooting Bec Road, Tooting Bec, London. SW17 8BS
Email: pjmorrissey53@gmail.com
Telephone: 020 86727684
Fax: 020 86728894
OTHER INFORMATIONWebsite/weblink:
https://sites.google.com/site/southwarkcatholicdeafservice/home

WESTMINSTER DIOCESE
SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLE1st Sunday of each month: Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue, Victoria SW1 (to access the hall walk through the Choir School car park)
at 4.30pm

2nd Sunday of each month (except during August) at St Mary & St Joseph, Pekin Street, London E14 6EZ
At 4.30 pm
SERVICEDirector: Michelle Roca RSLI- michelleroca@rcdow.org.uk

Assistant: Sarah Metcalfe – sarahmetcalfe@rcdow.org.uk.

Counsellor: Nikki Dhillon Keane – nikkidhillonk@rcdow.org.uk

Caritas Deaf Service, St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre, St Joseph’s Grove, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4TY
Telephone: 020 8457 6536/020 8203 9745
Fax: 020 8732 8340
SMS: 07779341136

OTHER PERSONNEL
Assistant: Sarah Metcalfe (sarahmetcalfe@rcdow.org.uk), NVQ Level 4 (Language). Signs of Hope, Counselling Service: signsofhope@rcdow.org.uk

CHAIRMAN OF MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: Fr Norbert Fernandes (welwyngdncityeast@rcdow.org.uk)

CCRS DEAF SUPPORT WORKER: Mr Ian Urquhart

CLERGY WHO CAN SIGN
Rev Fr Norbert Fernandes, Our Lady, Queen of Apostles, 141 Woodhall Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL7 3TP Telephone: 01707 323 234
Bishop Paul McAleenan, Archbishop’s House, Ambrosden Avenue, London SW1P 1QJ.
Rev Canon Shaun Lennard, Our Lady and St Vincent, 243 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 2AT
​Rev Fr Willie Skehan, St Mary and St Michael, Commercial Road, London E1
​Rev Fr Keith Stoakes, St Mary and Joseph, Clergy House, 9 Pekin Street, London E14 6EZ
​Rev Fr Jacob Choi OSA, St Augustine, 55 Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8AU.
Fr Paulo Bagini, St Gregory the Great, 447 Victoria Road, South Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 0EG
​Fr Jonathan Stogdon, Our Lady of Willesden, Nicholl Road, London NW10 9AX
OTHER INFORMATIONWebsite address: www.caritaswestminster.org.uk/deafservice 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wddservice
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrWCl2cbndpSogtD-iK0SvQ 
We are on Twitter and Instagram

WALES

CARDIFF DIOCESE
SERVICEInterpreted Mass at 
St Philip Evans Church, Llanedeyrn Drive, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff CF23 9UL.

WREXHAM DIOCESE
SERVICEBishop Peter Brignall signs Mass every three months.

Saturday 28th October at 12 noon

Saturday 6th January 2024 at 12 noon

Masses at Bishop's House, Soudley Road, Wrexham Ll13 7EW

All welcome

For more information, contact Angela Davies (CCRS DEAF SUPPORT WORKER)
Email: deaftraining@yahoo.co.uk

SCOTLAND

GLASGOW DIOCESE
SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLE12pm Mass every Sunday at St Alphonsus Church, 217 London Road, Calton, Glasgow G40 2ST with Canon Tom White
10am Mass every fortnight at St Aloysious, 25 Rose St, Garnethill, Glasgow G3 6RE with Fr Gerard Mitchell SJ
Fr Gerard Mitchell SJ also celebrates midweek Mass on last Tuesday of each month
SERVICE12pm Mass every Sunday at St Alphonsus Church, 217 London Road, Calton, Glasgow G40 2ST with Canon Tom White
10am Mass every fortnight at St Aloysious, Garnethill, with Fr Gerard Mitchell SJ
Fr Gerard Mitchell SJ also celebrates midweek Mass on last Tuesday of each month

NORTHERN IRELAND

BELFAST
SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLE
SERVICEDenise Flack Team Member
Pastoral Worker, Ulster Area
Designator BSL/ISL
M: 00447428178932
E: Denise@reachdeafservices.ie

EIRE

DUBLIN
SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLE4pm every Saturday: Emmaus Chapel, Deaf Village, Ratoath Road, Cabra West, Dublin 7, D07 V4KP, Ireland

Mass can be viewed via Webcam@churchservices.tv/Emmaus Chapel
SERVICEFrankie Berry (Team member/Pastoral Worker/ISL Deaf interpreter)
Email: frankie.reachdeafservices.ie
Mobile: 0053 871004829

John Patrick Doherty (Team member/Pastoral Worker Minster area)
Email: johnpatrick@reachdeafservice.ie
Mobile: 00353 871008201

Fr Paddy Boyle (Chaplain)
Email: paddy.boyle@dublindiocese.ie
Mobile: 00353 861011415

The Catholic Deaf Association was established in 1970. Before 1970 there were already services for Deaf people in a few of the Dioceses in England and in Ireland; however, these services relied on the goodness and charity of certain people who offered their time freely. It was Canon William Hayward, who began the seminal development of diocesan Service to Deaf people, and later Canon Charles Hollywood who helped to established the CDA.
Baptism is birth into the new life in Christ. In accordance with the Lord’s will, it is necessary for salvation, as is the Church herself, which we enter by Baptism. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1277). Through baptism, God calls us to a life of holiness and to be active Christians.
In 1998 a document ‘Valuing Difference’ was published by the Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales. The foreword by the late Cardinal Hume said, ‘The dignity of the human person is at the heart of Catholic teaching. Each and every person is to be valued as God’s creation. The Church’s vision is firmly rooted in the example of Jesus who turned no-one away, but made himself available to all.’
‘Valuing Difference’ explains very clearly that when developing services necessary for people with disabilities we should be ‘working with’ rather than ‘doing things for’ people with disabilities. In order to offer good practical and caring services, dialogue is necessary because only through communicating with people with disabilities will we know what kinds of services they require for equal access and participation.
Of all the disabilities, deafness is the least understood. Deaf people need co-operation and dialogue. The majority of Deaf people in the United Kingdom use British Sign Language (Deaf people in the Republic of Ireland use Irish Sign Language). For Deaf people to gain access to the Church, they must receive and understand everything that is being said/celebrated. The Church will only become the whole Body of Christ when there is full inclusion and equal access for all.
For true and meaningful dialogue to occur we need to be prepared to enter into understanding deafness, its implications and awareness of the Deaf culture and respect for the language. The Catholic Deaf Association is set up not only to provide service to Deaf people but also to provide opportunity for Deaf and hearing people to share their faith and worship together. The Directory gives information about Masses in sign languages: where and when they are celebrated, as well as the various services offered. Not all dioceses have official diocesan service to Deaf people but it is our hope that one day all Deaf people will have full access to the sacramental life of the Church.