Deaf Chaplaincy

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Reaching out in His love to the deaf community

Our diocese provides chaplaincy for five deaf centres.

These churches act as the parish church for the local Deaf community, with Sunday or midweek services on a regular basis; nurture groups and fellowship opportunities. Some of our churches are mainly for those who use BSL, others are accessible to anyone whatever their level of hearing loss or sign language.

Please feel free to contact any of the chaplains listed below or come along to a service.
We may also be able to help with baptisms, weddings and funerals and pastoral matters – do get in touch.

All our churches are friendly and welcoming and eager to reach out with Christ’s love to anyone who comes.

Chaplain for the Deaf Church 

Rev Dr Hannah Lewis
07919 411817

Liverpool Deaf Church
Merseyside Centre for Deaf People,
While the MSDP Deaf centre is being rebuilt, the Deaf Church meets at St James Church, Mill Lane
Queens Drive, Liverpool, L13 0DJ.
Services every second Sunday of the month at 2.30 pm in BSL.
Chaplain: Revd Hannah Lewis
or Maureen Green at the Deaf centre.

St Helens Deaf Church
Deafness Resource Centre,
32-40 Dentons Green Lane, St Helens, WA10 2QB.
Services every Sunday at 2.30 pm in BSL and spoken English.
Full text provided for those who can neither lip-read nor understand BSL.
Also second Tuesday of every month at 10.30am a communion service in BSL only.
Chaplain: Vacancy

Southport Deaf Church
Southport Deaf Centre,
19A Stanley Street, Southport, PR9 0BY.
Services in BSL and spoken English and printed words on the first Tuesday of the month at 10.30 am at the same time as the regular Hard of Hearing club.
Chaplain: Vacancy

Warrington Deaf Church
Warrington Deaf Centre,
11-13 Wilson Patten Street, Warrington, WA1 1PG
Services in BSL every third Sunday at 11 am.
Chaplain: Pat Callaghan

Wigan Deaf Church
Wigan Deaf Club,
41 Avondale Road, Wigan, WN1 2BE
Services in BSL and spoken English every 3rd Wednesday at 7.45 pm (overlaps with Deaf social club evening).
Chaplain:  Rev Ann Stein

BSL Messy Church
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, St James Mount, Liverpool, L1 7AZ
Telephone: 0151 709 6271
Takes place four times per year for details click here
Contact:  Rev Hannah Lewis
Tel: 07919 411817 - voicemail or text only

Chaplaincy Work

Deaf People in the Parish Church

The Diocese has a team of volunteers who are always willing to support parishes work with deaf people.  They may be able to provide interpretor services for occasional offices.  For further details please contact Rev Hannah Lewis - email:

Regular BSL Interpreted Services takine place within the Diocese:

Liverpool Cathedral - once per month (for further details click here)

St Lawrence Church, 35 Celia Street, Kirkdale, Liverpool - most Sunday's

Other Deaf Friendly Churches where Deaf people are welcomed and supported in different ways:

St Faiths, Crosby (click here for link to church web site)
St John & St James, Orrell Hey