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Damon Rose Damon Rose | 00:00 UK time, Thursday, 11 August 2005

Deaf people wanting to train for Christian ministry can now join a new course being taught in sign language.

The Revd. Philip Maddock, Adviser for Ministry of and among Deaf People, explained: "This is the first course of its type to be held in the UK. In the past it has been difficult for deaf people to access training in Christian ministry courses, because they have been exclusively taught in the spoken word and deaf people have had to learn through interpreters."

It's all due to kick off in January 2006, and applicants are being advised to book early. Students will need to have a good level of British Sign Language (BSL) to access the course, and to have the support of their church minister or chaplain for their application.

For an application form and a BSL video info pack, email

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