St John’s Glastonbury Disability and autism access

St John’s Glastonbury Disability and autism access

Church website
Parking
Access
Church website: http://www.stjohns-glastonbury.org.uk/ Also: http://tinyurl.com/js248ga
http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/glastonbury/?arriving=201701231130&leaving=201701231330

The church has wide access at the front suitable for cars dropping off mobility impaired visitors.

There is also a side access gate into the grounds for visitors parking in St John’s car park.

The wooden entrance door will be opened. Once you have come through that door, there is a wood and glass wall in front of you with a door to enter the church to your left. The wood and glass wall in front of you is also a door. It may be open on the day of the event. The church is wheelchair accessible, but not the quiet room upstairs.

Front access

Side gate

Entrance into church

Floors

The floor of most of the church is even, parts are carpeted. The floors are being repaired. There may be flooring that feels slightly bouncy to walk on. There are bumps where that bit of floor starts and ends.

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Rooms:

There is a kitchen with a seating area. The kitchen has a noisy kettle that can be heard from the seating area. There may be people serving teas and coffees.

Kitchen

Serving area for drinks

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Seating area

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Seating area

Vestry/ toilets/ crafts

At the front of the church to the left, in the vestry, there is an accessible toilet and one other toilet. This area is bright, with a noisy heater and very bright lighting. There is also a water cooler there. During the event, you can get water from the kitchen. This room will have to be cleared before the final Service, because clergy need it.

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Noisy Heater

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Quiet room

For anyone who needs some quiet time, there is a small, carpeted room accessible via a set of stairs from the kitchen. The door can be shut. There is a fluorescent light that can be switched off, and wall lights

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Activities

After the main talk there will be activities on offer. People can take part in as many of them whenever they like. For space reasons, the craft tables will be in the bright vestry room by the toilets. One of the side chapels will be used for prayer/meditation. Another side room is used for a discussion on welcome. The seating area by the kitchen will be for informal chats. If there is enough demand, more discussion space will be created. All activities will be signposted on the day.

 

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Wheelchair Access

Yes, throughout the building, with the exception of the quiet room upstairs

Accessible Toilet

Yes

Hearing Loop

Yes

Large Print Books

Yes

Braille Hymn Bookss

Yes

With thanks to Ann Memmott, a national autism advisor whose autism work informs the Church of England.