Ministries to the Deaf

St. Ann's Church for the Deaf

St. Ann's Church for the Deaf is the center of ministries to the deaf in our diocese.


See our Powerpoint slide shows - click on the links in the right hand menu.

See also Resources for the Deaf

All Are Welcome!


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.

 Tel: 917 502 4935 (Voice/Text)



St. Ann's Practices Radical Hospitality!

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.



Sunday Services

10:30 Every Sunday
St. George's Church
209 East 16th Street (off 3rd Ave)


Coffee is served before the service
Lunch is served after the service


 Religious Instruction
for Deaf Children

is offered at service times on Sundays


Thursday Meetings

From 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

See Also:


Religious Education at St. Ann's


The Rev. Thomas Gallaudet, founder of St. Ann's Church for the Deaf