Deaf Chaplaincy Service

The Deaf Chaplaincy Service exists to enable people who are Deaf or Deafblind to play a full part in the life of the Church, at every level.

If you a need for a funeral service or baptism service in BSL, please contact Revd Neil Robinson, Chaplain to the Deaf Community, on or (+44) 7717 055219.

Deaf Church in the diocese
Fortnightly Bible Study in BSL: Wednesday at 2.30pm every 2 weeks on Zoom. Zoom Details: Meeting ID: 255 100 1505 and Password: DeafPray.
Coffee mornings: Second Tuesday of every month at 11.15am – 2pm in Trowbridge.
Visual Word Ministry: Visual Word Ministry is a place to hang out with each other and with God and is conducted in pure BSL with an English voice-over translation for hearing non-signers. We welcome hearing BSL users as well. It is vital that we learn together about God and the Bible. We will do our best to meet the spiritual and emotional needs of deafblind people as best as we can. Every Sunday afternoon at 2.30pm on Zoom. Join by contacting Revd Neil Robinson.
Resources on working with deaf people
• Here are some written guidance notes on how to communicate with deaf people.
Disability & the church podcast, hosted by The Church of England.
Frequently asked questions
Q: What is Deaf Chaplaincy Service for?

A: It is being available for all people with various levels of hearing loss ranged from profound deaf with BSL to mild hearing loss, including people who are deafblind.

Q: What kind of chaplaincy does it offer?

A: Funeral service. Christening service. Wedding service. Pastoral Care. Confirmation classes. School Visit. Hospital visits. All is accessed by BSL. Interpreter is available if a hearing family needs one. Deaf Awareness course is available for hearing people.

Q: What is the Deaf Chaplaincy’s motto?

A: The presence of a Deaf chaplain inspires each individual’s heart, soul and mind.


Meet Revd Neil Robinson, Chaplain to the Deaf Community


Revd Neil Robinson

Chaplain to the Deaf Community

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