At Church of Christ the King we have a growing community of those with varying levels of hearing loss. They engage in various activities throughout the week and at our Sunday meetings.
Sunday Services: On Sundays at the Clarendon Centre we offer BSL Communication Support at the 10.30am service. There is also a loop system available to assist hearing aid users who are unable to hear clearly. Please note we don't currently have BSL communication support at our Shoreham or Racecourse Sites.
Vision of Church of Christ the King Deaf Community: Creating a safe environment of acceptance regardless of age, background and levels of hearing loss. Seeking to reach our community with a message of love, forgiveness and wholeness through Jesus Christ.
What is the Church of Christ the King Deaf Community? We are a community within the wider church community, made up of people with various levels of hearing loss, and whether they sign or not. We are learning to live out the gospel of Jesus Christ and learning to do life well together!
Small Group: We meet up during the week to study the bible, eat together, worship together and pray together. Just hanging out! You can also find us on Facebook.
Mission: Occasionally we put on events that help us to engage with and serve the Deaf Community in our City.
Alpha: Each term, Church of Christ the King holds an Alpha Course which helps people explore the meaning of Christianity, the person of Jesus Christ, and also provides an environment to discuss the big questions of life. And the format? While everyone is enjoying a free meal, we will host a table with our deaf guests and get to know each other in the relaxed atmosphere. Then when the talk begins, the deaf BSL users will be invited to another room for a full talk given in pure BSL!
Contact Us: You can contact us if you have any questions or would like to introduce yourself to us.
Useful links to organisations providing support for the deaf:
Signs of God - This organisation aims to train Christians to improve their signing skills through various workshops available, and also some useful information as well.
Go! Sign - This is run by Deaf Christians to promote the Gospel within the Deaf Community in the UK through BSL, etc. Their theme is 'Christ in the Deaf Community Through Growth, Renewal, Access, Churches and Evangelism (GRACE)'.
Tabernacle Mission - This is a Christian mission led by the Deaf leadership team to reach out to the Deaf community with the Good News across the South-East England.
British Deaf Association - This is a non-Christian organisation that provides all sorts of information relating to deafness and BSL. They also have a special format that is presented through pure BSL videos.
For more information about the Church of Christ the King Deaf community or to get in contact with them please visit the Church of Christ the King Deaf Community City page.