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St. Ann's Church for the Deaf is the center of ministries to the deaf in our diocese.
The oldest Episcopal church for the deaf in the United States, St. Ann's held its first service in 1852 and was founded officially in 1854 by the Rev. Thomas Gallaudet, who had previously held his first service in Sign Language on October 3, 1852 in the chapel of New York University.
The current Vicar is the Rev. Maria Isabel Santiviago.
Tel: 917 502 4935 (Voice/Text)
The St. Ann's congregation is diverse in every way. All are welcome as they come together as one from around the city and the state to praise God. Members come from all racial and ethnic backgrounds and are of all ages. They include the deaf, hearing and hard of hearing and fluent signers, so-so signers and non-signers. Families consist of deaf children with hearing parents, hearing children with deaf parents and every other possible combination.
is offered at service times on Sundays
Thursday MeetingsFrom 11 a.m.
Basement of St. George's Church
Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch from the St. George's Soup Kitchen
After lunch: social time in St. Ann's own room including subtitled DVDs
The Rev. Maria Santiviago during a service at St. Ann's
Religious Education at St. Ann's
The Rev. Thomas Gallaudet, founder of St. Ann's Church for the Deaf