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Christmas is a a time for Singing and Carols and many of us like to watch signed Christmas Carols

Enjoy Some Videos put on You Tube by the Deaf Clergy Group

Read more: Christmas Songs

AFRICA - Building Deaf Bible Translation and Training Center in Kenya (on-going)

D.O.O.R. International is in the process of building a DEAF BIBLE TRANSLATION AND TRAINING CENTER just outside Nairobi, Kenya. A place where DOOR can develop, research and apply translation tools in a Deaf setting. The center will be able to facilitate 8 to 10 different sign language translation to be worked on at the same time. DOOR is encouraging and inviting "work teams" to come and help Wycliffe Associates build this facility. For more information, contact DOOR International.Sign language is the heart language of millions of Deaf people around the world. The sign languages of various countries are rich, vibrant, complex languages with essentially no written form.  The spoken and written language of the country is usually Deaf people's second language, and most core Deaf people never develop fluency or effective literacy in it.  So for over two millenium, most Deaf people have had no Bible in their own language.

Read more: Bible Translation Round the World

 

Here are a selection of websites and links to help you in preparing to lead worship or Preach. Thanks to the clergy of the Diocese of Derby who collected most of them. If you have any other favourites let us know.

LITURGY AND WORSHIP

www.sgmlifewords.com

www.songquery.com

www.faithandworship.com

www.ehymnbook.org

www.sacredspace.com

www.oremus.org

www.ocf.org/OrthodoxPage/prayers/prayers.html

www.visualliturgylive.net

www.liturgy.co.nz

www.churchyear.net

www.catholic-resources.org

www.justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/england

www.liturgicalnotes.blogspot.com

www.cofe.anglican.org/worship

CHILDREN AND ALL AGE WORSHIP AND ASSEMBLIES.

www.sermon4kids.com

www.Talk2children.wordpress.com

www.scriptureunion.org.uk

www.Sermons4kids.com

www.rootsontheweb.com

www.cowo.culham.ac.uk

www.DLTK-kids.com

www.assemblies.org.uk

www.Thebricktestament.com

www.kids.christiansunite.com/Bible

LECTIONARY RESOURCES

www.rootsontheweb.com

www.Workingpreacher.org

www.textweek.com

SERMON AIDS

www.sermonwriter.com

www.elbourne.org/sermons/index

www.Damaris.org

www.torch.op.org

www.workingpreacher.org

www.anglicanhistory.org/lact

www.sermonillustrations.com

www.sermoncentral.com

CULTURAL REFLECTONS

www.rejesus.co.uk

www.texthisweek.com

POWERPOINT

www.sgmlifewords.com

www.buildingworship.com

BIBLE RESOURCES

www.Biblegateway.com

www.biblesociety.org.uk

www.Crivoice.org

JOKES AND FUN

www.Thebricktestament.com

www.Saltforsermons.org.UK

www.parishpump.co.uk

VIDEO CLIPS

www.worshiphousemedia.com

www.wingcliips.com

www.biblesociety.org.uk/real-issues

PICTURES AND IMAGES

www.imagebank.org.uk

www.sxc.ha.uk

www.freefoto.com

 

Deaf Educate Publications


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Tales from Signtown Series
Deaf Fairy Tales from Signtown
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The Birth of Jesus Series
Five stories about the birth of Jesus
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The Brian and Simon Series
Watch the adventures of two boys, Brian and Simon
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The Peter and Kerry Series
8 stories about two young deaf people, Peter Slater and Kerry Button. Peter is oral deaf and Kerry is Deaf.
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The Wheatley Series - Beginners
A series of books about different people working in Wheatley.
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The Wheatley Series - Advanced Readers
A series of books about different people working in Wheatley.
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No One Told Me I Was Deaf
Frank Essery’s journey into discovering his Deaf identity.
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Abbas Comes To College
Story of a deaf refugee going to college and getting lost one day. And he was most calm!
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Leaving Deaf School
Rob is unhappy because he has just left his deaf school and is at a mainstream college. How will he get on?
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Tales from Signtown

Enjoy the stories from Signtown

Author: Nick Sturley
Signer: Frank Essery



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Red Riding Hood
Deaf Red Riding Hood's hearing Granny, who can sign a little, is feeling unwell, so Red Riding Hood sets off from her home in Signtown to visit her Granny at the other side of the Forest of Dean, wearing her favourite red cape and carrying a basket with a cake in it as a surprise. Along the way, she meets her best friend, Goldilocks, and they travel to Five Point Crossroads, north of Signtown, before going their separate ways. Soon afterwards, Red Riding Hood meets a seemingly charming Big Bad Wolf in the forest. Despite having been warned by her mother not to talk to strangers, Red Riding Hood falls under the charm of the preying wolf, who has something horrid in mind...


Price: £14
ISBN 1-905272-41-3

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Goldilocks
After bidding goodbye to her best friend, Red Riding Hood, at Five Point Crossroads, Goldilocks strays off the path and soon gets lost near the Epee Mountains. She discovers a wooden cottage which belongs to a happy family of three bears: Large Father Bear, Medium Mother Bear (both hearing) and their proud Deaf son, Little Boy Bear. The bear family are out for a walk to allow their hot porridge time to cool down when Goldilocks, seeking for help, enters their house and decides to sample their three bowls of porridge, sit on their three chairs and then lie down on their three beds, where she promptly falls asleep. The three bears return to discover that they're not alone in the house...


Price: £14
ISBN 1-905272-42-1

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Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and his mother live in the far south of Signtown and are very poor and hungry; so hungry that Jack sometimes sneaks his school dinners out of Burwood High School to help feed his mother. They survive on milk from their only cow but when it stops producing milk, Jack takes it to Signtown’s main market to sell it for money to buy food. There, he meets a sly old man who exchanges the cow for some magic beans. Angry with Jack for his stupidity, his mother throws the beans out. The next day, outside their house, a huge beanstalk has grown all the way up into the sky. Jack climbs up it and sees a giant castle occupied by a sign language-hating ogre and his golden hearted wife. Jack soon discovers the castle is laden with gold and decides to steal the riches, but can he evade the ogre...?


Price: £14
ISBN 1-905272-43-X

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Three Little Pigs
Signtown is so full that there is hardly any room left to build new homes in the town. On the advice of their mother, Pig Sow, the three little pigs decide to build their new homes outside Signtown. Pig Miles, the youngest of the three, loves straw and wants to build a house made of straw. Pig Miner favours wood and wants to build a wooden house. Pig Maginn, the oldest and smartest of the three, is a bricklayer and wants to build a brick house. But a familiar face, wanted by the Signtown police for a previous assault on Red Riding Hood and her grandmother, emerges and destroys Miles' straw and Miner's wooden houses with his infamous big blows. Can he outsmart Maginn, the smartest pig of all, in order to destroy his beloved brick house and gobble up all three little pigs...?


Price: £14
ISBN 1-905272-44-8

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The Birth of Jesus Series

Read the stories detailing how Mary gave birth to Jesus.

Author: Roslyn Robinson
Signers: Roslyn Robinson/Joselyn Taylor/Trishy Gibson



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Angel Gabriel
How Mary found out that she was to be the mother of Jesus.


Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-00-6

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Mary and Joseph
Mary told Joseph and he was doubtful until an angel came into his dreams.

Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-01-4

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The Little Town of Bethlehem
Joseph and Mary had to travel to Bethlehem and there Jesus was born.

Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-02-2

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The Shepherds
On the hills of Bethlehem, some shepherds were the first to be told of Jesus' birth. An angel told them to find Jesus.

Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-03-0

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The Three Wise Men
Three wise men were seeking for Jesus. King Herod wanted to know where was Jesus so that he could order his soldiers to kill him. He met the three wise men and asked them where Jesus was.

Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-04-9

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The Brian and Simon Series

Watch the adventures of two boys, Brian and Simon in the following books.

Author/Signer: Steve Gibson



Catching a Robber
Brian and Simon see a robbery and try to catch the thief. However, all is not what it seems...


Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-00-6

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The Baby Birds
Simon finds a nest of thrushes in his garden. The boys climb up the tree to find baby birds in the nest. All is well until one day a cat comes into the garden...

Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-01-4

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The Dog
Brian and Simon get a job as dog walkers. Whilst they are in the park the dog sees a cat...

Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-02-2

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The Flowers
It's Mother's Day and Simon wants to buy some flowers for his mum. When he gets to town he doesn't have enough money to pay for the bunch he wants. Will his mother get flowers for Mother's Day?

Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-03-0

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The Lost Key
Brian and Simon go to a football match. On their way home it starts raining, but they've lost their key to get in!

Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-04-9

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Washing Cars
Brian and Simon are cleaning cars for pocket money. This seems easy enough, but things can go wrong...

Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-05-7

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The Kite
Brian gets a kite for his birthday and Simon and Brian decide to go and fly it in the park. However the wind is strong and the kite gets blown away. Will they ever find the kite again?

Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-06-5

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The Video
It's the night of a big England football match. Simon's father has to go out and wants Simon to record the game for him. However, Simon doesn't realise that the tape is not rewound. Will Simon's father be able to see the game?

Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-07-3

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The Peter and Kerry Series

Stories about two young deaf people, Peter Slater and Kerry Button. Peter is oral deaf and Kerry is Deaf. They both go to two different mainstream schools and there they encounter problems. Their paths cross at the end. Will they both accept and respect each other?

Author/signer: Steve Gibson



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That Moment
Peter Slater is at Wickwood School and he is oral deaf. He is very conscious about his cochlear implant and he tries very hard to be “one of them”. He is reasonably happy until one day his world turns upside down.

Price: £14
ISBN 1-905272-08-2

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The Aftermath
Peter has to tell his parents that he has been involved in a fight at Wickwood school. He remembers his sister telling him when he was a baby and he had his cochlear implant. His father talks to him about having deaf friends but he would not have it.

Price: £14
ISBN 1-905272-10-3

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The Realisation
Peter has his hearing best friend, Terry, confronting him on his attitudes. Terry accuses Peter of not accepting a Deaf boy as one of them. Peter realises then he could not accept his deafness.

Price: £14
ISBN 1-905272-12-9

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The Uncertainty
Peter’s school is playing Haslebury school in football and is shocked to see Deaf people watching the match. One of them recognises Peter. He tries to avoid them but they approach him. He makes an awkward situation of it and he feels bad about it. He feels uncertain and now he does not see himself as deaf or hearing.

Price: £14
ISBN 1-905272-14-6

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Kerry’s World
Kerry Button is Deaf and is proud of it. She goes to Haselbury school, a mainstream school, with two deaf children. She feels she is up to it until one afternoon during a class, she experiences something that makes her question her expectations.

Price: £14
ISBN 1-905272-09-9

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Kerry’s Despair
Kerry is unhappy about her expectations and her deaf friends’ acceptance of their futures. She is having a date with John, a hearing person. She attends her review meeting and sees a woman there she has not meet before. She thinks, “Yet another meeting.“ Until the woman signs …

Price: £14
ISBN 1-905272-11-2

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Kerry’s Identity
Kerry is feeling good after the review meeting and seeing the Deaf social worker. She goes to the Deaf youth club where she meets Deaf friends she hasn’t met for ages. She feels a big boost to her Deaf identity.

Price: £14
ISBN 1-905272-13-8

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Kerry’s Pride
Kerry is having a smashing time in a café with John, a hearing boy. Until three hearing friends of John comes along and she feels humiliated. She runs out of the café and her pride is hurt. She is envious of her hearing sister, Holly, for her ability to be hearing and “deaf”.

Price: £14
ISBN 1-905272-15-4

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The Wheatley Series - Beginners

A series of books about different people working in Wheatley.
This series is for readers/signers who are new to reading or BSL.

Author: Steve Gibson
Signers: Frank Essery/Tracey Lawton


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That Butcher
The Butcher at work in Wheatley. Everything is changing and Mr Jones is not happy about it all!


Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-16-2

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The Dinner Lady
Mrs Norris, the dinner lady, hard at work at the school!


Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-18-9

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The Paper Boy
Kevin is the paper boy and he has to get up early to post newspapers.


Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-20-0

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The Postman
Eric Gregory has been posting for 20 years! A long time!


Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-22-7

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The Wheatley Series - Advanced Readers

A series of books about different people working in Wheatley.
This series is for readers/signers who have acquired skills in reading or BSL.

Author: Steve Gibson
Signers: Frank Essery/Tracey Lawton


publication coming soon
That Butcher
The Butcher at work in Wheatley. Everything is changing and Mr Jones is not happy about it all!


Price: £10
ISBN 1-905272-017-0

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The Dinner Lady
Mrs Norris, the dinner lady, hard at work at the school!


Price: £10
ISBN 1-905272-19-7

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The Paper Boy
Kevin is the paper boy and he has to get up early to post newspapers.


Price: £10
ISBN 1-905272-21-9

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The Postman
Eric Gregory has been posting for 20 years! A long time!


Price: £10
ISBN 1-905272-23-5

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No One Told Me I Was Deaf

Frank Essery’s journey into discovering his Deaf identity. He relates his experiences being only the deaf member of his family and his schooling. He went to Alice Elliott and subsequently to mainstream secondary school. He ended up at Doncaster College for the Deaf and there his eyes were opened.

Author/Signer: Frank Essery

Price: £14
ISBN 1-905272-24-2

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Abbas Comes To College

Story of a deaf refugee going to college and getting lost one day. And he was most calm!

Author: Rachel O'Neill
Signer: Frank Essery

Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-25-9

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Leaving Deaf School

Rob is unhappy because he has just left his deaf school and is at a mainstream college. How will he get on?

Author: Rachel O'Neill
Signer: Frank Essery

Price: £8
ISBN 1-905272-26-X

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This resource sheet has been prepared by the Rev Mark Smith, Chaplain with Deaf people in the Diocese of Derby to provide guidance for those working with a BSL Interpreter in Church Services, meetings and special occasions like wedings and funerals.

 

 

 

Read more: Working with a Sign Language Interpreter In Church

Mark Smith has written two "Bilingual poems"  giving a new perspective on some famous Bible passages.

The Lord is  My Interpreter (Psalm 23) and the Signing Hands of God (John 1)

You can read them in this article

Read more: Poems
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