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Our Mission & Vision:

Our Mission Statement:

The ADCF is an inter-Church Fellowship. We want to help Deaf, hearing impaired and deaf/blind people.

The ADCF is for Deaf, hearing people and deaf/blind people.

Everything we do, whether socials, worship services or just getting together, are designed for and by Deaf people.

The group is made up of people who meet together to enjoy each other’s company and worship together through the Deaf way.  We believe that being able to communicate is most important and because of this, we make sure everyone can take part in what we are doing, whether Deaf, hearing impaired, deaf/blind or hearing people. The services are signed, with  voice, and interpreted for deaf/blind.

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A Short History of the Auckland Deaf Christian Fellowship:

The ADCF started in 1971, in the Deaf Club rooms of the ADS in Balmoral.  It began with a group of Deaf people who wanted to worship God in a way which honours Deaf culture and community.  In the early 80’s the meeting place changed to the Aotea Chapel opposite the Town Hall in Queen Street, Auckland. 

            We continue to meet together on the 1st and 3rd Sundays every month, except January.  We have Communion on the 1st Sunday of the month and family worship on the 3rd Sunday.  Kidz Time, for children, is part of both services. 

            Visual language is a necessary part of our services  and interactive worship is something we consider to be of high importance.  We believe worship is for everyone, and make sure that everyone can take part. 

In 2009, the ADCF moved from Aotea Chapel, Queen Street, to the Rosebank Peninsula Church, 212 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand, where we are thought of as an important part of the worshiping community.