The ODCD Easter Service held at Cox Green witnessed Katie’s first sermon and celebrated Vera Hunt MBE as she was offered cards and flowers to note her 25th anniversary of priesting.
Katie reflected upon Jesus as being on the margins:
“His teaching was a message of liberation and salvation – to those on the margins.
His miraculous encounters with broken people were with those on the margins.
His support group were women – whose gender placed them on the margins.
His death was as a criminal and outside the walls of the city – on the margins.
His resurrection happened on the margins.”
Noting to all of us who feel marginalised by society, “To be on the margins, to feel at the very edge of things, is actually to discover that we are in the presence of Jesus!"
As the service ended, we surprised Vera with a card signed over the weeks by members of the Deaf Churches, and a bunch of flowers to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her priesting.
A signed Church Service is held on the first Sunday of every month at 10.30am. Everyone is welcome. //MORE
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, all Deaf Church Services have been suspended //MORE
Easter Service included Katie’s inaugural sermon and celebrated Vera’s 25years as a priest //MORE
The service of licensing of Katie will be led by Rt Rev'd Bishop Steven, Bishop of Oxford at 3:00pm on Sunday 7th April at Reading Deaf Centre //MORE
It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Leon Hunt on 13th December 2018. //MORE
The Diocese and ODCD are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Lead Chaplain amongst Deaf People and Diocesan Disability Adviser, Rev'd Katie Tupling. //MORE
Church Services for the Deaf starting Sunday 18 February, 3pm, Newbury //MORE
Deaf Churches of the Diocese featured in Diocesan newspaper 'The Door' //MORE
A day led by National Chaplain for the Deaf, Gill Behenna //MORE
ODCD works with deaf and hard of hearing people across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. //Find a church
Our Chaplaincy team are actively involved in supporting the deaf and hard of hearing in a variety of ways. //Meet the team
There are services and events taking place across the Diocese that you can get involved in. Our calendar provides details. //Find a service
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