A deaf baby has become the first person to have their name officially recognized on their birth certificate in British Sign Language (BSL), following a nine-month legal campaign by her parents.
Hazel, who is known by the sign UbOtDDstarL to her family, won the right to have her sign name included on her birth certificate , after her parents overturned the decision made by the Register Office to deny BSL on the official document.
It's hard to believe Deaf Youth for Christ has been going for just 10 years now. They have achieved so much.
Many of the Young people involved in stating this group are now mature strong Christian Adults so they are planning a fun weekend together with members old and new to celebrate 10 years of DY4C and to encourage the group to continue into the future . The have chosen the apt theme of passing on the baton for the weekend!
More information about the weekend can be found in the events diary or by logging into the DY4C Facebook Page
On the 1st December Rev Cartherine Carlyon Starts as New Chaplain for London Diocese
Catherine was ordained priest in the Church of England in 2003. Since 2006 she has been working as the Chaplain among Deaf People in the Diocese of Exeter (Devon) as well as a parish priest of a hearing church, near Exeter. She is a qualified interpreter in English and BSL. Before training as a priest, Catherine worked as a District Nurse in Cornwall where she was brought up. She did her nurse training at St. Bartholomews, Hospital, Smithfield and Homerton Hospital, Hackney in the late 1980’s.
Ruth had one desire in her life - to serve the God she loved with the people with whom HE placed her - the Deaf community. She worked for Chelmsford Diocese as a Chaplain and also served within the London Deaf church. She led worship and Bible groups, visited elderly and sick people and took numerous funerals. She gave no thought to her own life, or her comfort, but focused entirely on mixing among the Deaf, visiting deaf clubs, and travelling miles to participate in deaf events.