Chaplains and minsiters working with Deaf People from across the North of England gathered in Gildersome to encourage each other and share news. Its been a long time since these meeting took place - but they are now set to be a regular event.
Just before Rev Rachel left us in July she was able to join us for a Deaf Churches ramble on Ilkley Moor. You can see Deaf Church rambers about to set off for a walk on Ilkley Moor one or two decided to stay in Ilkley shopping and chatting in cafe’s instead while others set off up the hill. We then all met for delicious cake and coffee in a lovely cafe before walking together to the beautiful and historic Ilkley Parish Church for some prayers together .
Deaf People from all over West Yorkshire gathered st Guidersome Parish Church on November 15th to remember their loved ones who had died, in a special occasion led by Revd Mark Smith assisted by Diane Colville, Susan McCormack and other members of the Deaf Ministry Team.
Everyone brought photos of loved ones they wanted to remember and these were placed on the communion table. Susan had made many cross stitch butterflies and these were given out and then people came forward to attach them to a large wooded cross erected for the occasion.