The Revd Heather Wright has been involved with the Deafblind Community for over 40 years, firstly within secular employment, and since ordination, alongside serving as a parish priest, for 27 years.
She received the British Empire Medal in 2016 for services to Deafblind people in Norwich and Norfolk.
“Ministry with people who are Deafblind is very much on a oneto- one basis as signing is given and received on hands,” explains Heather. “The joy of this ministry is that Deafblind people and families can receive visits and Holy Communion. It’s a personal and pastoral ministry which is deeply appreciated. My prayer is for an inclusive church that can readily receive all people whatever the need and language. A first step towards this hope is for the church to learn basic sign language, so that more can speak with those within our parishes who may be deaf or deafblind.”
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