The Church of England set up the NDM many years ago. It wants to make the church accessible to deaf people who live in the areas around Newcastle and Durham.

To enable deaf and hard of hearing people to know more about God.

To make sure that deaf and hard of hearing people can learn about the Christian Gospel.

To provide services that are accessible to all, with deaf and hearing people taking part.

To raise hearing people’s awareness of deaf people’s spiritual needs.

To strengthen the links between deaf and hearing Christians.