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St Mary Redcliffe Church

Redcliffe Hill, Redcliffe, Bristol, BS1 6RA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the church, cafe and a bookshop.
  • Comments View
    • The church is open Monday to Saturday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Sunday services are held at 08:00, 09:00, 11:15 and 18:30.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bristol Temple Meads.

COVID-19 Information

Parking (Blue Badge Holders)

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located outside the South entrance.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Colston Parade.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Blue Badge Holders should call the church ahead of arrival to check whether the spaces outside the South entrance are available.
    • There is a car park in Portwall Lane across the road from the North entrance with both Blue Badge and standard parking available.

Outside Access (South Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).

Level Change (South Entrance Approach)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

Level Change (South Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Outside Access (North Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 97cm (3ft 2in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 62cm (2ft).

Level Change (North Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre.

Counter (Queries & Information)

  • The counter is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the entrance.
  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • The height of the counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Please call in advance as staffing at this desk is seasonal. There are however staff always present within the church itself.

Inside Access (Church)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Inside Access (St Johns Chapel)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a small open plan shop selling books within the chapel.

Inside Access (The Lady Chapel)

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (The Lady Chapel)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading into The Lady Chapel.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is portable.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • Please contact the venue in advance.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading into The Lady Chapel.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Church Grounds

  • The church grounds contains walkways, memorial plaques and benches.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • There is currently an accessible temporary toilet in the South churchyard which has level access and is located just outside the South Door which also has level access.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located next to the North entrance leading down to the cafe and toilets.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located within the church grounds.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Home visits / services are available.