Birmingham Deaf Church
Birmingham Deaf Church meets weekly each Wednesday evening at the Deaf Cultural Centre.
Though it is a Church of England Chaplaincy, it is in practice a very mixed group of people of different beliefs and backgrounds. However, everyone is welcome, including those who are hearing and learning sign language and/or interested in working with the deaf community. All services are conducted in sign language – which includes a signing choir – and every attempt is made to match the communication needs of those who attend.
There are two Communion services each month, which are conducted on the first, and third Wednesdays, and ordinary weekday services are held on the second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays. Services begin at 6pm and are usually finished by 7pm in order to accommodate those who are dependent on ‘Ring and Ride.’ The services are informal and relaxed and because it can be difficult with transport, no-one worries about people arriving late or having to leave early. Following the services, there is usually an opportunity to sit and chat over a cup of tea/coffee and biscuits, so that everyone can get to know each other.
So why not pay the church a visit? A warm, friendly welcome awaits you.
The Birmingham Deaf Church for Deaf People has a long history and was, in fact, the foundation stone for BID Services.