St Stephen's - Bath

St Stephen’s Church, Bath Lansdown Rd, Bath BA1 5SX

Disability and autism access for Rainbow Church service

Church website

https://ststephensbath.org.uk

Parking

https://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/near/st-stephens-church-14/?arriving=201905011630&leaving=201905011830

Disabled Parking   

Parking is available on the adjacent streets, Lansdowne Rd and Richmond Rd but there is no designated parking for access by wheelchairs.

St Stephen's Church - Bath

St Stephen's - Bath

There are 3 access points into this church, which is situated high up between the two main roads

St Stephen's - Bath
St Stephen's - Bath
1. The access from this (West) side is via a long flight of steps and a path that leads round to the right and the main door is on the south side
2. This access leads to the social space at the rear of the nave
3. A more level access can be found on the north side of the church with a gateway next to the bus stop on Lansdowne Rd

The doorway on the North side leads directly into the nave of the church, via two narrow doors and some shallow steps.

Access for wheelchairs

4. The gateway on the Lansdowne Rd next to the bus stop also leads to a level path around the east end of the church to take wheelchairs to the main North Door access.

If you are a wheelchair user, please read the information on access to the toilet before making your way into the church!

The interior of the church: Flooring

Once inside the building, the nave of the church is light and airy. The central aisle has a reflective surface.

Refreshments and WC facilities

Refreshments and WC facilities

Tea and coffee will be served from the counter to the rear of the nave

Serving area for drinks

Seating area

Beneath the church you will find the church offices and the WC facilities. They can be accessed by stairs to the right of the serving area.

Accessible toilet for wheelchair users

There is a wheelchair accessible path around the west end of the church that takes wheelchair users round to the accessible access beneath the church and the wheelchair accessible toilet.

The outer door will be open during the Rainbow Church service, but help may be needed to negotiate the steep path access).

Please note that there is no quick wheelchair access from inside the church. You have to leave the church and go completely around it to get to the basement level and the accessible toilet.

It is MUCH quicker to do this from Landsdown Road. Ignore the entry point to the church and continue up the road to the access to the office.

If you take the wheelchair all the way round to the accessible entrance, you will have to retrace all your steps to access the toilet!

There are paper hand-towels and non-scented Carex antibacterial hand wash in the toilet.

Access to 1st door to toilet

No noisy hand driers in the wc.

Quiet spaces:

At the back of the nave is a quiet area.

There are also some semi-enclosed side chapels for quiet space

Hearing loop : yes

Large print hymn books : yes

Any other comments

No auditory disturbances were noted at the time of audit.

The organ is to the south side of the chancel.

Overall the church seems well lit. There are ceiling spots high above the side aisles and good daylight coming from west and east through the centre of the church.

No noisy lighting or heating was observed.