We are using the following practices to try to ensure everyone is, and feels, safe:
- Please feel free to wear a mask within the church if you wish to do so.
- Hand sanitiser remains at the entrance for your use as you enter the building.
- Continue to keep a distance between yourself and others if you wish.
- If you do not wish to take part in singing that is fine, you may also prefer to sit in the South aisle (to the right of the entrance) or in the Guild Chapel area if you wish.
We hope that everyone feels comfortable and welcome in our church. Below are some details that may be helpful to you.
Hearing Loop: – we have a hearing loop which is used in the services where the pa-system is used.
Large Print – we have large print hymn books available on the welcome desk as you enter church. Please ask the sides person if you would like one.
Toilet Facilities: there is a toilet, which is accessible for a wheelchair user. You need to go through the choir vestry to find it.
Level Access: paths to the church are quite steep and made from uneven slabs which are tricky for a wheelchair to negotiate. Once you are inside the church it is mainly level apart from: a shallow step up to the chancel, and another to the altar; a shallow step into the choir vestry. There is a deeper step up into the Lady Chapel.
Seating: There are pews in the nave with a shallow step before you enter them. There are chairs (without arms) in the North and South Aisles and the Lady Chapel. There are various places around the church where a wheelchair user can sit comfortably.
Taking Communion: If you wish to take communion but are unable to go up to the altar then please make a sides person aware of this. The minister will bring communion to you in your seat.
We love to have children as part of our congregation. They have their own area within the church with toys, crayons, paper and books. During the services there are often separate activities available for the children as part of Sunday Club. When the Sunday Club is closed and the leader is away, parents are very welcome to use the Club Corner with their children. If your children prefer to sit with you we also have service books suitable for them to use. A baby changing pull-down table is available in the toilet.