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2 Nobby Stiles Drive

Collyhurst

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DIRECTORY

ARUNDEL & BRIGHTON

Head of Service/Co-ordinators: Maria & Peter Booker

Address of Service: Mr Peter & Mrs Maria Booker

Co-ordinators/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

SMS: 07970 428601 (text only)

SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLE

1st 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.

 

CORE TEAM

Chaplain/Head of Service

Fr Ian J Byrnes
Address: The Presbytery, St Thomas More, 54 Sutton Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1SS.

Pastoral Workers/Coordinators

Mr Peter Booker and Mrs Maria Booker

Communication/Information

Mrs Maria Booker, hearing contact support Mr Jim Mortell

CCRS TRAINED DEAF SUPPORT WORKERS

Mr Peter Booker, Mrs Maria Booker, Mr Colin Dalley, Mrs Maria Plumbley

Formation/Training

Mr Peter and Mrs Maria Booker 

Stewardship/Finance

Mr Peter Booker with support from Peter Cropp & Colin Dalley

Liturgy

Maria Plumbley with support from Peter & Maria Booker.

CONTACT DETAILS

Mrs Maria Booker

(address, see above)
Email mag.booker@gmail.com
SMS 07970 428601 (text only) Please add your full name at end of message.

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.

 

BIRMINGHAM

Head of Service: Rev Fr Gerry Lennon

20 Gravelly Hill North, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 6BQ.

Telephone: 0121 373 0263

Fax: 0121 382 1697

gerard.lennon@btopenworld.com

SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLE

Every Sunday

Sacred Heart Church (address see above)

At 11.30am.

CCRS TRAINED DEAF SUPPORT WORKERS

Mr Robert Buckley

Mr Roger Sutton

 

 

BRENTWOOD

Until 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

SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLE
Sunday 19th May 2019

St Mary and St Erconwald, Ilford Lane 1G1 2RS

11am (communicated)

Sunday 26th May 

St Bede, Bishop's Avenue, RM6 5RS

11am (communicated)

Sunday 16th June

Ilford Lane

3.30pm (signed Mass)

Sunday 21st July 

Ilford Lane

3.30pm (signed Mass)

Sunday 28th July

Chadwell Heath

11am (communicated Mass, Irena)

No signed Masses in August.

CLERGY WHO CAN SIGN

Rev Fr David Clemens

Rev Fr Bob Hamill

Rev Fr Paul Fox

Fr Daniel Kelly

Fr Dominic Howarth

Fr Frank Jackson

CARDIFF

Interpreted Mass at 

St Philip Evans Church, Llanedeyrn Drive, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff CF23 9UL.

CLIFTON

No official Diocesan Deaf Service

Address of Service: Alexander House, Pennywell Road, Bristol BS5 OTX.

SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLE

Every 2nd Sunday of the month

St Nicholas of Tolentino Church.

At 3pm

Priest: Father Richard Mckay

CONTACT

John Rendell, 94 Carstairs Avenue, Swindon SN3 2DF.

EAST ANGLIA

Head 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

SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLE

Dates, venues and times vary. An annual programme is posted to all known addresses in March each year.

HALLAM

Head of Service: Sr Clare Smith

Address of Service: Sisters of Mercy, Mylnhurst Lodge, Button Hill, Sheffield SH11 9HJ.

Telephone: 01142 351 540 (office - voice)

Fax: 01142 351 540

Mobile: 07745 166 890

Email: clare.smith38@btinternet.com

CLERGY WHO CAN SIGN

Rev Fr D Stoker

donald.stoker@talktalk.net

OTHER INFORMATION

Sheffield Organising Committee: Mrs Angela Rowan (secretary) 91 Hallam Grange Rise, Sheffield, S10 4BE.

Telephone: 0114 230 4061
For more information about signed Masses, please contact Sr Clare Smith (clare.smith38@btinternet.com).

HEXHAM & NEWCASTLE

Head 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

SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLE

Every Sunday at 

Our Lady of Lourdes Deaf Centre (see above)

At 6pm.

Eucharistic Service as announced.

OTHER PERSONNEL

Pastoral Worker: Mrs Kath Oyston (part-time)

St. Mary's Parish Centre, 4 Major Road, Stockton on Tees, TS18 2DD.

Tel 01642 355 023 (minicom/voice/fax)

Email: kath.oyston@ntlworld.com

CCRS TRAINED DEAF SUPPORT WORKERS

Mr David Marshall

Email: davidmarshall888@icloud.com

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Social 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

Contact person: Ann Mitchell, 07974 779 337

Chaplain: Fr Peter Clarke

SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLE

Every 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 .

Atg 5.30pm.

CLERGY WHO CAN SIGN

Fr Paul Fletcher SJ

paulmfletchersj@gmail.com

 

LEEDS

Interpreted Mass at St Anne's Cathedral, Great George Street, Leeds LS2 8BE:

13 July Mass Saturday 6pm St Anne's Cathedral interpreted by Anna
23 July Faith meal Boston Spa School 1-4pm please bring food to share
10 August Mass Saturday 6pm St Anne's Cathedral interpreted by Lynn
14 September Mass Saturday 6pm St Anne's Cathedral interpreted by Anna


Contact person: Roslyn Robinson 07515 713 109 (text)

OTHER INFORMATION

St. John's Catholic School for the Deaf, Church Street, Boston Spa, Yorkshire LS23 6DF.
Telephone 01937 848 400
Fax 01937 541 471

 

LIVERPOOL

Address of Service: Nugent, 99 Edge Lane, Liverpool, L7 2PE.

Website: wearenugentcare.org

Telephone: 0151 261 2000

Textphone: 0151 261 2032

SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLE

Every 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.

PERSONNEL

Ms Denise Armstrong-Hart (Catechetical and Pastoral Worker; Drama/Sign Theatre facilitator)

Mr. Damien Mahon (Community Worker with Deaf people; Sign Language Tutor)

Mobile: 07825 033535 (text only)

Email: damienm@nugentcare.org

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

Rev Fr Paul Fletcher SJ

CCRS TRAINED DEAF SUPPORT WORKERS

Mrs Cath Corish
Mrs Denise Armstrong-Hart

OTHER INFORMATION

Monthly newsletter available from Nugent.
Provide basic Level 1 Sign Language courses.

 

 

MIDDLESBROUGH

No official Diocesan Service to Deaf people

 

Every 4th Sunday of the month – interpreted Mass

St Patrick & Sacred Heart Church, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough

6.30pm.

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

No official Diocesan Deaf Service

St. Thomas Becket Foundation, 40 Lloyds Coffee Hall, Milton Keynes MK6 5EB

Email: mpowerhfb@yahoo.co.uk

SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLE

Every 2nd month

St. Joseph's and The Holy Child, Midland Road, Bedford, MK40 1HU.

At 3pm.

OTHER PERSONNEL

Chairpersons 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

No official Diocesan Deaf service

Interpreted Mass at:

St Barnabas Cathedral, Derby Road, Nottingham, 10am
 

Our Lady of Lourdes, Mickleover, Derbyshire

10 am
 

Every Sunday at St Joseph's, Derby

At 10.15 am.

OTHER PERSONNEL

Mrs Wendy Raynor (Secretary)

Tel/fax 01522 530 860

 

 

PLYMOUTH

No official Diocesan Service

SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLE

St Peter's Church, Tavistock Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL5 3AX.

Saturday at 6 pm or Sunday at 3 pm.

CLERGY WHO CAN SIGN

Rev Fr Keith Mitchell, The Presbytery, Tavistock Road, Crownhill, Plymouth, PL5 3AX.
Email address: stp.crownhill@virgin.net

Rev Fr Mark Skelton, The Presbytery, St. Austell Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1SE.

CCRS TRAINED DEAF SUPPORT WORKERS

Mrs Caroline Norrish, 4 Barn Park Cottages, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 5S.

Email: tidlypeels@btinternet.com

OTHER INFORMATION

For newsletters and information, please contact Mrs Caroline Norrish.

 

 

PORTSMOUTH

Diocesan Chaplain to the Deaf Community: Fr Robin Ellwood

Tel/SMS 07392 389560

 

Fr. Robin is a member of the team signing masses for the Archdiocese of Westminster Caritas Service.

 

 

SALFORD

Fr Jim Clarke (Diocesan Chaplain to Deaf People)

 

Address of Service

Hollywood House, 2 Nobby Stiles Drive, Collyhurst, Manchester M4 4FA.

Telephone: 0161 834 8828

SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLE

Every 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.

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 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
Prayer Group every month.
Services of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent as advertised.

OTHER INFORMATION

International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf Persons (ICF), contact admin@icfdeafservice.org
For more information about St Joseph’s Mission/diocesan service, contact the Pastoral Team 0161 834 8828 or email mamcready@hotmail.com or p.mcdonough@caritassalford.org.uk

 

 

SHREWSBURY

No official diocesan service to Deaf people

 

 

SOUTHWARK

Head of Service: Bishop Paul Hendricks

401 Ewell Road, Tolworth, KT6 7DG (not Surbiton)

Email: p.hendricks@btinternet.com

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

Chaplain: Canon Edward Perera

401 Ewell Road, Surbiton, KT6 7DG

Telephone and Fax: 020 83999550

 

SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF PEOPLE

Every 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

Website/weblink:

https://sites.google.com/site/southwarkcatholicdeafservice/home

 

WESTMINSTER

Director: 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

 

SIGNED MASSES WITH DEAF MASSES

A number of regular Masses take place across the Diocese, including:

Signed Mass - the First Sunday of every month in Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue, Victoria SW1 (to access the hall walk through the Choir School car park). 

At 4.30pm.

Sign-interpreted Mass - the Second Sunday of each month at St Edmund of Canterbury, St Edmunds Lane, 213 Nelson Road, Whitton, Middx TW2 7BB.  

At 11.15am.

Signed Mass - the Second Sunday of each month (except during August) at Our Lady Immaculate and St Frederick, Island Row, 636 Commercial Road, Limehouse E14 7HS.  

At 6pm.

Sign-interpreted Mass - the Third Sunday of each month (except during August) at Our Lady of Fatima, Commonwealth Avenue, White City W12 7QR. 

At 6pm.  

  

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 graduate: 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 Anne's Church, Underwood Road, London E1 5AW.

OTHER INFORMATION

Website address: www.rcdow.org.uk/deafservice 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wddservice

WREXHAM

CCRS TRAINED DEAF SUPPORT WORKERS

Mrs Angela Davies.

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.