The Church supports the work of three ministers who look after the deaf community in the areas listed below. Following the Government's official recognition of British Sign Language as a language in its own right in 2003, the General Assembly urged congregations to use sign language, support initiatives for deaf people, and provide resources when appropriate.
The West of Scotland
Please contact the Glasgow Presbytery office on telephone number: 0141 332 6606
The North of Scotland and the Western Isles
St John's Church for Deaf People, Aberdeen. Minister: Rev Mary Whittaker. Telephone: 01224 698119
- 11 am, first and third Sundays of the month - the Session Room, St Mark's Church Rosemount Viaduct Aberdeen AB25 1JY
- 3 pm, second Sunday of the month - Moray Resources Centre, Elgin
Other services and venues as arranged St John's Church for Deaf People exists to provide services of Christian worship and pastoral care especially suited for profoundly deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind people who communicate with British Sign Language. The Rev Mary Whittaker, Locum and Auxiliary Minister, is also leading regular Sunday worship in Elgin and Aberdeen. She is tasked to further develop the ministry among deaf people, especially young people and children.