The Chaplain


The Revd Catherine Carlyon was appointed as Chaplain among Deaf and Deaf Blind people in the Diocese of London in December 2014.

Catherine trained as a Registered Nurse at St.Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield and the Homerton Hospital in Hackney in the mid 1980’s. Afterwards she moved back to Cornwall where she was born and brought up. She worked as a surgical nurse in Plymouth and Truro before training and working as District Nurse in the Truro area.

In 2000 she trained as a priest at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Nr Oxford and completed her training as a curate (trainee priest), in the parish of Launceston, Cornwall. She then took up her first appointment as Chaplain among Deaf People in the Diocese of Exeter (Devon) and part time priest of the parish of Sandford, Nr. Crediton.

Catherine’s interest in British Sign Language began in 1992 when she attended a level one course and eventually achieving her Level 3 in 1999. She completed her interpreter training in 2012 at the University of Central Lancashire (Preston).

Catherine has many interests including quilting, drawing and painting, music and growing sweet peas.

She lives in Upper Holloway with her Border Collie dog called ‘Piran’ and three chickens.