Caring Services

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Services for the Deaf

We aim to provide pastoral care for Catholic Deaf people by providing signed Masses and other services when required, including help and support concerning matters of faith and spirituality for Deaf people and their families

We also offer advice and information to parishes and other organisations, particularly within the Church, on the need and provision of services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people

We advocate that the word "Deaf" (upper case "D") refers to only those people who identify themselves as part of the Deaf community and who use BSL (British Sign Language).
The word "deaf" (lower case "d") refers to all people who have a measurable hearing loss i.e. hard of hearing, deafened (no useful hearing, in later life), prelingularly deaf (from early life) and not members of the Deaf community, and the Deaf community


Signed Masses - All welcome

Sheffield: Usually on third Sunday of the Month at 6.30 pm at the Houlden Hall, Norfolk Row, Sheffield Wheelchair access via lift in Houlden Hall

Doncaster: Usually on the Tuesday following the third Sunday at 7.30 pm. at Our Lady & St Francis, Armthorpe.

Contact Sr. Clare for information and to confirm arrangements


National organisation
Catholic Deaf Association of Great Britain and Ireland
Henesy House, Sudell Street, Collyhurst, Manchester

Pastoral Worker
Sr. Clare Smith, CQSW, T. Cert., ou dip. Deaf Issues
Chaplain: Fr. Peter Hurley

Text only mobile: 07745166890
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Sisters of Mercy
Mylnhurst Lodge
Button Hill
S11 9HJ

Contact times: 10.00 am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Evenings - text mobile