The Council consists of the Acting Chairperson, Chris Emery, who works together with Trustees to manage and grow the work and mission of ODCD. The full Council meets at least three times a year.
They oversee and support the organisation's ministry among deaf and hard of hearing people, as well as promoting the organisation and representing its interests to the wider church and community, to increase awareness of hearing churches to the needs of the deaf and the potential contribution they can make to local churches and communities. There are opportunities to attend services, meetings and events throughout the year.
Trustees are nominated by the Bishop, Archdeacon, Diocesan Synod or the ODCD Council. Their role is to contribute to the wellbeing and smooth running of ODCD in accordance with the constitution under the authority of the Charity Commission. They are also responsible for the financial running of the organisation by the approval or otherwise of the annual accounts. The Trustees therefore contribute to the spiritual, social and general wellbeing of the deaf and hard of hearing, and support the Chaplains to the deaf and hard of hearing across the Anglican congregations and churches of the Diocese.
Our current list of Trustees are listed here:
Mr Christopher Emery
Current Council Trustees
Mr Christopher Emery
Revd. Heather Carter
Mrs Teresa Carter
Revd. Joan Hicks
Mr Ken Dyson
Mrs Julie Dziegiel
Could you become a Trustee?
We are always looking for people who can contribute to the aims of ODCD and support the work of the organisation, especially but not exclusively if they are part of the deaf or hard of hearing community themselves.
At the moment, we are particularly looking for people who have experience in working with or supporting the young deaf or hard of hearing. If you are interested in supporting the work of ODCD in this way, please contact Revd. Tim Edge, Chairperson in the first instance.
Being a trustee of an organisation like ODCD can be a very rewarding and important role. If you would like to consider supporting the ongoing development and growth of ODCD please do contact Chris Emery, Acting Chair, in the first instance:
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Churches near you
ODCD works with deaf and hard of hearing people across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. //Find a church
The Chaplaincy Team
Our Chaplaincy team are actively involved in supporting the deaf and hard of hearing in a variety of ways. //Meet the team
Events near you
There are services and events taking place across the Diocese that you can get involved in. Our calendar provides details. //Find a service