This access statement is aimed at helping you to know what to expect if attending a service or visiting the church. We do have limited facilities for disabled people.
St Eadburgha’s Church has two newly installed car parking / turning places near to the church, accessed down the gated path from the Campden Road. If you need to use one of these spaces to visit the church you will then find a near-level pathway to the church door.
All other vehicles need to use adjacent village roads, taking care please, not to cause any obstruction.
There is step free access and a gentle downward gradient to church via the Campden Road path; there are three steps and a relatively steep upward gradient if approaching from the ‘Three Oaks’ [village centre, near the Pub].
There is a small single step into the church porch. Inside the church [Grade 1 Listed], there is a mediaeval stone font which can limit wheelchair access. Please ask if you need assistance, as access through the chancel door into the area adjacent the Choir-stalls may be more practicable in some cases.
The main door is heavy and people with upper limb weakness may find it difficult to hold and control. Prior to and during Services our Welcomer will assist anyone who knocks on the door.
The church is fitted with an induction-loop system for the benefit of hearing-aid users, with a hearing aid with a ‘T’ switch or similar. The P.A. system is also used at all services.
Large print service booklets and Hymnbooks are available. Our Welcomer will be able to provide you with one of these.
At various times during a service the Vicar may invite the congregation to stand: you are most welcome to remain seated if this is more comfortable for you.
It is our practice for the bread and wine of the Holy Communion to be taken to anyone who might find difficulty in easy mobility or in accessing or climbing the single chancel step. Please inform any member of the church if you would find this of benefit.
Gluten free communion wafers are normally available, if requested before the service starts.
Following most Sunday morning services, worshippers are invited to meet for Tea, Coffee or soft drink and to take the opportunity to meet other members of the congregation. Again, if required, any member of the church will be pleased to assist in obtaining refreshments for you.
Toilet facilities are available in the nearby ‘Ebrington Arms’ during all-day opening hours, with the agreement we have with the landlord.
We aim to be inclusive and to make Worship accessible for all. If you have special needs which we have not considered above, please do ask us, either at church or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- St Eadburgha's Church
- Chipping Campden
- GL55 6NG