church service with four individuals in view: r-l Jim Lindsay, Frances Croft (signing), interpreter Richard Ellis, and Rev. Betsy Bagioni

St. Barnabas' Deaf Church

C/O Church of the Ascension
205 S. Summit Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

NOTE: we meet in the white chapel on corner of 355 and Summit Ave (not the big red brick church)

We meet at chapel at 10 AM most Sundays.  However, on months where there are five Sundays, on the fifth Sunday we join Ascension (in the big red brick church) at 10 AM with an ASL interpreter.  We will announce exceptions to this schedule in our newsletter.

For special events: see calendar below

Ascension viewed from Route 355

Welcome to our church, a mission within the the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.   ASL is the primary language.

Our Partners in Deaf Ministry:

Church of the Ascension 

Episcopal Conference of the Deaf serves as a central clearing house concerning all aspects of work among Deaf people in the Episcopal Church.

National Cathedral offers ASL interpreters upon request, and regularly on Christmas Eve, Christmas and Easter.  (To request an ASL interpreter, contact Scott Sanders, Verger, at

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