Religious Roles

Archbishop

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Archbishop. A senior bishop in charge of a wide area, sometimes known as a province, in the Church of England, Roman Catholic Church, Lutheran Church, and other denominations.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Archbishop. A senior bishop in charge of a wide area, sometimes known as a province, in the Church of England, Roman Catholic Church, Lutheran Church, and other denominations.

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Bishop

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Bishop. In some Churches (eg Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran) a Bishop is the spiritual leader of a geographical area known as a diocese.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Bishop. In some Churches (eg Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran) a Bishop is the spiritual leader of a geographical area known as a diocese.

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Canon (Honorary Title)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Canon (Honorary Title). Honorary title for a person who acts as an adviser to a Cathedral and bishop. See also: Canons (set of Biblical texts) and Canon Law and Canonisation

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Canon (Honorary Title). Honorary title for a person who acts as an adviser to a Cathedral and bishop.

See also: Canons (set of Biblical texts) and Canon Law and Canonisation

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Cantor

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Cantor (Latin term for a singer). The member of a choir who sings solo passages to which the congregation responds.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Cantor (Latin term for a singer). The member of a choir who sings solo passages to which the congregation responds.

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Celebrant

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Celebrant. The person who conducts a ceremony such as a wedding; the person who leads a church service that includes Holy Communion.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Celebrant. The person who conducts a ceremony such as a wedding; the person who leads a church service that includes Holy Communion.

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Chair of the District (Methodist)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Chair of the District (Methodist). The overall leader of the group of Methodist churches within a geographical area.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Chair of the District (Methodist). The overall leader of the group of Methodist churches within a geographical area.

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Churchwarden

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Churchwarden. A lay (non-ordained) officer in a local church, with administrative and other duties.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Churchwarden. A lay (non-ordained) officer in a local church, with administrative and other duties.

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Circuit Ministers (Methodist)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Circuit Ministers (Methodist). One of the team of ministers who serve a group of local churches.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Circuit Ministers (Methodist). One of the team of ministers who serve a group of local churches.

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Clergy

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Clergy. All those who have been ordained for religious duty, especially for the Christian Church.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Clergy. All those who have been ordained for religious duty, especially for the Christian Church.

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Curate (clergy)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Curate (clergy). An ordained person who is an assistant to a vicar, rector or priest.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Curate (clergy). An ordained person who is an assistant to a vicar, rector or priest.

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Deacon

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Deacon. A church assistant. See also: Deacon (in the Church of England)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Deacon. A church assistant.

See also: Deacon (in the Church of England)

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Deacon (in the Church of England)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Deacon (in the Church of England). An curate who has completed their initial training and has been ordained as a deacon to serve in a parish until they are then priested. While a deacon they cannot preside at Holy Communion/Eucharist nor perform marriage

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Deacon (in the Church of England). An curate who has completed their initial training and has been ordained as a deacon to serve in a parish until they are then priested. While a deacon they cannot preside at Holy Communion/Eucharist nor perform marriage ceremonies.

See also: Deacon

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Dean

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Dean. A senior member of the Anglican clergy on the staff of a cathedral.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Dean. A senior member of the Anglican clergy on the staff of a cathedral.

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Elder (Modern church)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Elder (Modern church). A member of the leadership team of a non-conformist church. See also: Elder (Older) and Elder (New Testament church)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Elder (Modern church). A member of the leadership team of a non-conformist church.

See also: Elder (Older) and Elder (New Testament church)

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Elder (New Testament church)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Elder (New Testament church). A member of the team of leaders in the local Christian churches in the period after Jesus' death. See also: Elder (Older) and Elder (Modern church)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Elder (New Testament church). A member of the team of leaders in the local Christian churches in the period after Jesus’ death.

See also: Elder (Older) and Elder (Modern church)

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Evangelist

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Evangelist. Someone who preaches the Christian gospel and seeks to convert others; especially as a public speaker. See also: Evangelical (Advocating) and Evangelical (Denomination) and Evangelise

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Evangelist. Someone who preaches the Christian gospel and seeks to convert others; especially as a public speaker.

See also: Evangelical (Advocating) and Evangelical (Denomination) and Evangelise

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High Priest

Video ThumbnailHigh priests had special responsibilities and duties within the temple. They were required to be of a higher standard of holiness and had to abide by rules and laws even more strict than those which other Jewish priests had to obey. High priests wore garments including a breastpiece an ephodof in colours of gold, purple, blue, and scarlet.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of High Priest. High priests had special responsibilities and duties within the temple. They were required to be of a higher standard of holiness and had to abide by rules and laws even more strict than those which other Jewish priests had to obey. High priests wore garments including a breastpiece an ephodof in colours of gold, purple, blue, and scarlet.

See also: Priest (in Biblical times – Jewish) and Priest (modern day) / Vicar

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Judges (in Biblical times)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Judges. A political and religious leader given authority in Israel in the time between Joshua and the kings See also: Judge (Modern day)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Judges. A political and religious leader given authority in Israel in the time between Joshua and the kings

See also: Judge (Modern day)

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Laity

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Laity. People who are not members of the clergy.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Laity. People who are not members of the clergy.

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Lay / Laity

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Lay / Laity. People who are not ordained.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Lay / Laity. People who are not ordained.

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Levite

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Levite. A member of the tribe of Levi, ie a descendent of Jacob's son Levi. Levites served in the Temple.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Levite. A member of the tribe of Levi, ie a descendent of Jacob’s son Levi. Levites served in the Temple.

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