The Episcopal Diocese
of New York

1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Tel: (212) 316-7400

Ministries to the Deaf

The Diocese of New York seeks to welcome all of God’s people into the life and worship of the Church. Within our boundaries we have the oldest church in the United States for people who are Deaf, St. Ann’s Church for the Deaf, founded in 1852. At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine we regularly interpret major services, such as the annual Blessing of the Animals. A number of our parishes now offer assisted listening devices for people who are experiencing hearing loss. And in the future we hope to have new accessible ministries throughout the diocese.

Please feel free to explore our various services and ministries, and let us know how we may assist you.

Resource Contacts for People Who Are Deaf

Ms. Patrice Harrington (Holyrood Church):

The Rev. Deacon Dr. Gene Bourquin (St. Ann’s Church for the Deaf, Holyrood Church/Santa Cruz)