What can the Chaplaincy team offer you

Do you want to get Married?

The Chaplain will offer you the chance to have Wedding Preparation. We use a DVD or book called ‘His Needs Her Needs” which helps couple think about their relationships and future marriage.
If you want to be married in Church the Chaplain can conduct your Wedding in BSL with an English Voice Over for hearing members of your family.
If you wish to be married in a Registry Office or other Licensed building, you may wish to have a Marriage Blessing afterwards or on a separate occasion. Talk to your Chaplain about this .
The marriage ceremony gives you a new Legal status and so there are certain Legal requirements that must be fulfilled
Look at the Church of England website for answers to lots of questions you may have.

Do you want to get Baptised?

If you are a Christian family you may want to have your baby baptised or Dedicated to God .
Baptism is a sign of God’s love and acceptance into His family .
If you are baptised as a baby, your parents and God parents make these promises on your behalf, until you are able to commit yourself to God.
You can be baptised as an Adult to show your faith and commitment to God. We often use Godrevy beach just by the Lighthouse, or an indoor swimming pool in colder times.
Look at the Church of England website for answers to lots of questions you may have.

Do you need to organise a Funeral?

When you have lost a loved one, it is natural to feel a great sense of loss and devastation. We aim to support you through this difficult time .
There are some things to think about :

Tell the Funeral Director when there are Deaf Friends and family members who will be coming.

If the service will be in the local Crematorium:

Most Crematoria allow 20 minutes for the actual service, because the other 10 minutes is the time it takes for people to walk in and out of the Chapel. For signed services, this may not be enough time, especially if members of the family or friends wish to take part. If you feel you need more time, please ask the Funeral Director to book a double slot. However, you may be charged extra for this.

If the service will be in a Church:

There can be more time flexibility by having the service in the Church. It is also easier to use a screen to project the words of the service and pictures of the person who has died, as this is often greatly appreciated by the congregation.

It is wise to discuss what you want to have in the service before booking the time, as the priest will know how long to allow. The Funeral Director will then be able to make all the bookings so the Church service can be smoothly followed by a Committal in the Crematorium or at the graveside.

Think about which language you would like:

For the funeral – full BSL, or English. Do you need a qualified interpreter, with a hearing priest, or would you prefer for a priest to be able to sign the service? The Chaplain is available to lead funeral services, or sign for the service or just be available for advice.

Who pays for the interpreter?

If the service is led by a Church of England priest then the chaplaincy will pay for the interpreter, but please be in touch with the chaplain as soon as possible if you wish to have her help or interpreter costs covered.