At St. George’s we want church to be as welcoming and as accessible as possible.
We are a ‘Disabled Friendly Church’- that doesn’t mean we always get it right but that we want to learn and do the best we can so that everyone belongs in our building and community.
If there is anything we can do to help you access our church more easily, we want to hear from you and work out solutions together. Due to the age and listing of the building and churchyard, we sometimes have to get creative in how we do things.
We have already put these things in place.
- We have step-free access from Heyworth Street, through the churchyard and into the building, so wheelchairs and pushchairs can access through the main doors (though please mind the gulleys in the path).
- You’re welcome to sit anywhere you want – if it would help you for us to move a pew or provide a chair we would be happy to do so; please just ask.
- We have a hearing induction loop; to use it please set your hearing aid to the appropriate setting.
- At our 9:00am services we use printed service sheets. Large print copies are also available.
- At our 11:00am services we project the words onto the screen. We also have large print copies of the service if you prefer. Please feel free to ask if you require a specific font or size of type.
- Most of the church building is step free, including the kitchen and toilets. We have a portable ramp to allow access to the chancel and community room.
- We are sorry that our toilets are not currently accessible for all wheelchair users. We hope to refurbish them soon.
- If you have any access needs or require any additional assistance then please do contact a member of the clergy or one of the church wardens or welcomers. We will do all that we can to help.