John Ross Memorial Church for Deaf People


 Kilmarnock deaf Church (services HELD within Ayrshire Mission to the Deaf, Clark Street)

East Kilbride Deaf Church.

HELD within Claremont Church, St Leonard's


History: Church services for the deaf started in 1820 and John Ross Memorial Church was established in 1931. The current minister, Rev Richard Durno, is the 6th ordained minister since 1931 and the 7th since 1820.


Aim: To provide access to pastoral support and worship services in sign language for deaf people in venues nearest to their own town or city.


Church Services: The minister provides weekly and monthly church services in each of the eight venues in the West of     Scotland.


Areas Covered: John Ross Memorial Church covers, from its base in Glasgow, twelve presbyteries and eight shires -

         Glasgow, Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire, Argyll, Inverclyde, Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, Dumfries & Galloway.



Donations: We rely on the voluntary contributions of our members and friends both deaf and hearing. Currently we are not self sufficient and we depend heavily on outside sources to support our work. We would like your help and welcome donations, grants and legacies (Wills).



Further Information: Please contact or send your gifts to:


Rev. Richard C. Durno  DSW, CQSW, Pg Cert PCCS

Community Minister

John Ross Memorial Church for Deaf People

Church Office, 

37 South Portland Street,

Glasgow G5 9JL


Scottish Charity No: SC 027651

Church Services for the Deaf  in Glasgow and West of Scotland   




The Rev Richard Durno takes regular church service at:


Glasgow Deaf Church, Deaf Centre,

100 Norfolk Street
, Weekly,      Sunday at



Kilmarnock Deaf Church, Clark St. Weekly Sunday by rota 2.15 pm. Rev Richard Durno preach on 2nd Sunday of each month at  .



East Kilbride Deaf Church, Claremont Church, High Common Road, St Leonard’s, 2nd last Sunday of each month at 2.30 pm



Greenock Deaf Church, Westburn Church, Nelson Street, last Sunday of each month at 2.30 pm


Barrowfield Deaf Blind, 1 Yate Grove, Barrowfield, Glasgow. First Monday of each month at


Ferguson Anderson House,

66 Caldercuilt Rd
, Summerston, Date of service to be confirmed soon. Former residents of Craigholme lives there.


Hamilton Deaf ChurchDeaf Afternoon Club  St John’s Church Centre,

Duke Street, Hamilton
—Opposite Marks and Spencer.             

           Club weekly on Tuesday. Church service Monthly on Tuesday


Prestwick OAP Club,

Ayr Road
. Every ‘second’ month on a Tuesday at (Temporary suspended)


Kilmarnock OAP Club,

Clark Street
. Every ‘second’ month on a Wednesday at (Temporary suspended)


Trust Housing Association,

200 Abercromby Street
. Monthly on a Wednesday at 10.30 am


Regent OAP Club,

100 Norfolk Street
. Usually on the 3rd Thursday of each month at . Please see full list on church notice board in Deaf Connections’ hall.


Please phone or fax the Rev Richard Durno if you want more

information about the church services.


John Ross Memorial Church for Deaf People

Glasgow G5 9JL  HELD within Deaf Connections, 100 Norfolk Street.