Links to useful websites

The Christian BSL at Christmas Carol Service.Led in British Sign Language by Deaf Christians, with spoken English interpretation and captions. 4:30pm Saturday 19th December 2020. Broadcast live on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
https://mailchi.mp/fad4f76f049f/carolserviceinvite?e=49779b3ba7
Letter from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York during the second national Lockdown
  

On-line worship

We hope you have been following the weekly services in BSL via the BSL Church Worship FaceBook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BSLChurchWorship/ ) and YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMo0_lugBjEMuL00tzGRdDw)
We will be continuing to post weekly services, occasional devotions, and other services, plus links to interpreted services on FaceBook and YouTube.

 

Covid-19

Up to date guidance on worship, church activities and Coronavirus is available on the Church of England Website: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches If there are any major changes that affect the Deaf Church, we will post a BSL translation. 

With a new National Lockdown in place, here is a reminder of on-line opportunities for worship and learning. 

The BSL Church Worship Group on Facebook and YouTube is still the best resource for information about what’s on.  Each Sunday, a group of Church leaders take it in turns to present a service in BSL. This Sunday is Remembrance Sunday and there will be a service on that theme led by Cathy Nightingale.

Looking for something else this Sunday?

The Church of England streams a service each Sunday at 9am with subtitles and a BSL interpreter.

Mark Smith’s YouTube channel always has a Sunday offering, accessible to hearing and Deaf people.

Word of Hands (Birmingham) have a short act of worship with sermon each Sunday.

Watch out also for their excellent children’s videos under the name of “Lighthouse Kids”

Metropolitan Tabernacle has a Deaf Ministry page on Facebook where you can see interpreted sermons and talks

The Catholic Deaf Association offers a signed mass each week on their YouTube channel

 

Other resources

Two major Christian events moved online this year and worked with Signs of God to make some of their content accessible:

Spring Harvest Home – teaching from this year’s Spring Harvest online event is still available.  Interpreted material is available via their Accessible and BSL playlist.

New Wine United Breaks Out teaching and worship is available via their Accessible Church playlist on YouTube

BSL Daily Devotions – short devotions based on a Bible verse for each day

Go! Sign Website has some lovely videos of parables of Jesus in BSL and If you are looking for Bible Study material, you can see the Christianity Explored Course translated into BSL:

And some beautiful worship songs in BSL

Christian BSL is a resource site offering a searchable database of BSL vocabulary. It also has a prayers and readings section where individual items may be downloaded.

Sign & Word: has Christian reflections, drama and prayers in BSL on YouTube

When you cannot attend a funeral is a short service in BSL based on a service created by the Church of England life events team.  It is in BSL with spoken English and captions and may be used by people in their own homes when they can’t attend the funeral of someone they loved who has died.

 

Streamed services with interpreters:

Many Churches are now making their streamed services accessible by including BSL/English interpreters and/or subtitles. Below is the list as currently known. Do check. Times may change.

Please let us know of any others

King’s Church London (12.30pm)

Merland Rise Church, Tadworth (10.30am):

Rising Brook Baptist Church Stafford: (10.30am)

Bromley Town Church (10am):

Wood Green Church, Worcester (10.30am):

Kerith Community Church (9.30am)

Bilton Evangelical Church (10.30am)

Belfast Christian Fellowship Church (10.00am)

Derby Vineyard (You can select Facebook or YouTube) (10.30am)

St Matthew’s Church, Walsall (10.00am)

Bridgewater Baptist Church Eccles

Holy Trinity Brompton: HTB at home

Emmanuel Bristol

 

Resources for ministers and leaders

 

The Church of England Digital Team offer free webinars to support your on-line services and events.  See what’s on offer and sign up.

 

A Church Near You

Has a resource hub for those that are registered, with videos, pictures, and music that can be downloaded and used under a Creative Commons Licence.  For the Music, you must also have a CCLI licence with a streaming option.  These resources may only be used by Church of England churches. https://www.achurchnearyou.com/hub/home/

Free Evangelism and Discipleship Webinars on a variety of topics are being offered by the Church of England.  Take a look and register here:

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/church-resources/evangelism-and-discipleship/evangelism-and-discipleship-webinars

 

The Church Support Hub has downloadable resources for services to mark baptisms, weddings and funeral.

https://churchsupporthub.org/

 

There is good advice for filming from the Diocese of Manchester here:

https://youtu.be/YOdQXbVNrVA for those preparing online services.

 

Rev Canon Gill Behenna. Deaf Ministry Adviser

Email: gill.behenna@churchofengland.org

mobile: 07715 707135

The Archbishops’ Council is a registered charity (number 1074857).

Resources for accessing worship and teaching online

The Church of England has updated its guidance about the use of face coverings in Church services indoors.  This is because of the announcement from the Government that face coverings will be mandatory in places of worship from  8 August 2020.   Please click on the links below for YouTube video on the guidance and for the written guidelines.

https://youtu.be/jPT9DDyUGk8

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches 

New Wine United Breaks Out 2020

https://breaksout.new-wine.org/utm_campaign=853bdb723d- Accessible%20Church%20Ministry%20Newsletter%20Jan20_COPY_0&utm_medium=email&utm_source=New%20Wine%20Communications&utm_term=0_56ceeaaae9-853bdb723d-93767129

 

Both the  BSL and DANCE UK BLESSING have been released and can be viewed via our BLOG page.  

 

Thy Kingdom Come 

People recorded some wonderful reflections and prayers so there was a different video every day, with a bonus video on some days!  You can still see them all on the BSL Church Worship Youtube channel.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMo0_lugBjEMuL00tzGRdDw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Resources for accessing worship and teaching online

 

With some churches now open, but congregational singing not allowed, I have been thinking about different ways we can worship. Signs and movement have helped me worship when I’m on my own in my living room. Faith and Faithfulness is a song being released by New Wine Worship for UBO. Here it is with BSL interpretation with Chris Sayburn telling the story of how he wrote it. Can you learn it before UBO?

  Please click on the links below to see a wide variety of online services. 

 With a new National Lockdown in place, here is a reminder of on-line opportunities for worship and learning

 

The BSL Church Worship Group on Facebook and YouTube is still the best resource for information about what’s on.  Each Sunday, a group of Church leaders take it in turns to present a service in BSL. This Sunday is Remembrance Sunday and there will be a service on that theme led by Cathy Nightingale.

Looking for something else this Sunday?

The Church of England streams a service each Sunday at 9am with subtitles and a BSL interpreter.

Mark Smith’s YouTube channel always has a Sunday offering, accessible to hearing and Deaf people.

Word of Hands (Birmingham) have a short act of worship with sermon each Sunday.

Watch out also for their excellent children’s videos under the name of “Lighthouse Kids”

Metropolitan Tabernacle has a Deaf Ministry page on Facebook where you can see interpreted sermons and talks

The Catholic Deaf Association offers a signed mass each week on their YouTube channel

 

Other resources

Two major Christian events moved online this year and worked with Signs of God to make some of their content accessible:

Spring Harvest Home – teaching from this year’s Spring Harvest online event is still available.  Interpreted material is available via their Accessible and BSL playlist.

New Wine United Breaks Out teaching and worship is available via their Accessible Church playlist on YouTube

BSL Daily Devotions – short devotions based on a Bible verse for each day

Go! Sign Website has some lovely videos of parables of Jesus in BSL and If you are looking for Bible Study material, you can see the Christianity Explored Course translated into BSL:

And some beautiful worship songs in BSL

Christian BSL is a resource site offering a searchable database of BSL vocabulary. It also has a prayers and readings section where individual items may be downloaded.

Sign & Word: has Christian reflections, drama and prayers in BSL on YouTube

When you cannot attend a funeral is a short service in BSL based on a service created by the Church of England life events team.  It is in BSL with spoken English and captions and may be used by people in their own homes when they can’t attend the funeral of someone they loved who has died. 

 

Streamed services with interpreters:

Many Churches are now making their streamed services accessible by including BSL/English interpreters and/or subtitles. Below is the list as currently known. Do check. Times may change.

Please let me know of any others

King’s Church London (12.30pm)

Merland Rise Church, Tadworth (10.30am):

Rising Brook Baptist Church Stafford: (10.30am)

Bromley Town Church (10am):

Wood Green Church, Worcester (10.30am):

Kerith Community Church (9.30am)

Bilton Evangelical Church (10.30am)

Belfast Christian Fellowship Church (10.00am)

Derby Vineyard (You can select Facebook or YouTube) (10.30am)

St Matthew’s Church, Walsall (10.00am)

Bridgewater Baptist Church Eccles

Holy Trinity Brompton: HTB at home

Emmanuel Bristol

 

Resources for ministers and leaders

The Church of England Digital Team offer free webinars to support your on-line services and events.  See what’s on offer and sign up

A Church Near You has a resource hub for those that are registered, with videos, pictures, and music that can be downloaded and used under a Creative Commons Licence.  For the Music, you must also have a CCLI licence with a streaming option.  These resources may only be used by Church of England churches. https://www.achurchnearyou.com/hub/home/

Free Evangelism and Discipleship Webinars on a variety of topics are being offered by the Church of England.  Take a look and register here: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/church-resources/evangelism-and-discipleship/evangelism-and-discipleship-webinars 

The Church Support Hub has downloadable resources for services to mark baptisms, weddings and funeral. https://churchsupporthub.org/

There is good advice for filming from the Diocese of Manchester here: https://youtu.be/YOdQXbVNrVA for those preparing online services.

 

 

 

Rev Canon Gill Behenna. Deaf Ministry Adviser

Email: gill.behenna@churchofengland.org mobile: 07715 707135

The Archbishops’ Council is a registered charity (number 1074857).

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Both the  BSL and DANCE UK BLESSING have been released and can be viewed via our BLOG page.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thy Kingdom Come – people recorded some wonderful reflections and prayers so there was a different video every day, with a bonus video on some days!  You can still see them all on the BSL Church Worship Youtube channel.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMo0_lugBjEMuL00tzGRdDw

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organisations accepting unwanted hearing aids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rail cards for disabled people

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment for deaf people

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

e.g. to alert people to the door and phone, amplifiers for TV and phone, alarm clocks etc. Deaf and hard of hearing people can also apply for VAT exemption on many of these items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National organisations for deaf people

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local organisations and resource centres for deaf people

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Hello Church www.hellochurch.co.uk This community group seeks to raise awareness among churches in East Sussex of issues experienced by Christians who are British Sign Language Users, lip readers and those with hearing loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre www.eshrc.org.uk This is a registered charity aiming to improve the quality of life for Deaf, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing people living in East Sussex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IVSS-Churchear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.churchear.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Nepal Fellowship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.inf.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Churches for All

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.churchesforall.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Ears Facebook Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter your Facebook account and then search for ‘Open Ears Fellowship Group‘ and then request to join.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charity Commission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evangelical Alliance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.eauk.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christian Action Research and Education (CARE) AfterWorkNet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.afterworknet.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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