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St Andrew's Church Newcastle

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Northumbria Deaf Mission

St Andrew's Church

Newgate Street

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE1 5SS


Tel: 0191 221 0444

Fax: 0191 221 0444

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Staff of NDM




Alma Bell

Alma Bell

Development and Outreach Officer

telephone Alma BellTel: 0191 2210444 Mobile: 07985632357

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Lynne Farquharson

Lynne Farquharson

Chairwoman

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I've been on the committee of the NDM for 18 years, and since I retired I've been able to come to the coffee morning most weeks. A lot of the people who come along are old friends from many years ago, and it's always lovely to see them!

I'm delighted that we now have more deaf people on the committee, as we need their ideas about what we should be doing. We aim to enable deaf people to access the services that the Anglican church provides - and the best way to do that is for deaf people to advise us.


Elizabeth Parker

Elizabeth Parker

Treasurer

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Val Hofmann

Val Hofmann

Pastoral assistant

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Val was our first Pastoral Assistant, and she set to work straight away, getting around the local Deaf clubs, meeting with Deaf people, and telling them about what Deaf church is about. She gave out questionnaires, to find out what Deaf people think is important, and following on from that she has arranged visits and has set up a very successful Signing Choir. Val works alongside Rev. Debbie Loughran, in Durham.


Viv Serginson

Viv Serginson

Pastoral Assistant

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We were very pleased to appoint Viv as our second Pastoral Assistant, as she was already well known in the Deaf community in this area. Viv understands many of the difficulties that Deaf people can have in their daily lives, as she has grown up with a Deaf sister. Viv has set up a fortnightly coffee morning for Deaf people, on Fridays, in the cafe at Sunderland Minster. When Val's questionnaire showed that Deaf people would like to do craft activities together, Viv formed a fortnightly Craft group, at St Andrew's church. She works alongside Rev. Glyn Evans with his Deaf congregation at St Andrew's.