Welcoming D/deaf people to Church

Did you know over 10 million people in the UK are Deaf or living with hearing loss? Over 151,000 people use British Sign Language, now recognised as an official language. In Lincolnshire there has been a strong link between the D/deaf community and the church, with centres for deaf community and deaf church in Scunthorpe, Grantham, Sleaford and Lincoln.

Are you looking for services with British Sign Language interpretation?

Each week on Facebook and YouTube there is a service in BSL led by different Deaf Church leaders. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BSLChurchWorship  

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@BSLChurchWorship

The Church of England includes in-vision interpreters on the regular Sunday services as well as many of its other videos, available to watch via the Church of England’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@TheChurchofEngland


Looking to welcome D/deaf people to church?

‘Through the Roof’ have created a training resource for welcoming D/deaf people into church, by Rev Neil Robinson.  You can see it here: https://youtu.be/bNQfFO6Pa7U and can download it here: https://bit.ly/deafawarenesstraining


Looking for BSL interpreters for services or life events?

‘Signs of God’ hold the list of Christian Interpreters (CIN). Use them to find a Christian BSL signer who can interpret for church events. https://www.signsofgod.org.uk/search/cin

For financial support in covering additional interpretation costs or further information contact: [email protected]


BID Services Lincs is a charity working in partnership with children, young people and adults and their families and carers across the UK. BID Lincs supports people who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired or have a dual sensory loss. http://www.bidlincs.org.uk/