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Old High St Stephen's Church

Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1EY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Old High St Stephen's Church Hall.
  • Related link Old High St Stephen's Church Hall.
  • Comments View
    • The related Old High St Stephens Church Hall is located in Academy Street, 135m from the Main Entrance, via School Lane.

Opening Times

  • Opening times do vary depending on timetabling.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Blue Badge On Street Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 250cm x 600cm (8ft 2in x 19ft 8in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Church Street.
  • Standard On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 240cm x 500cm (7ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Church Street.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main 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 heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 112cm (3ft 8in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 117cm (3ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance at the far end of the building.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • 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.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 144cm (4ft 9in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • There is/are 9 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Inside Access

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

Sanctuary

  • The sanctuary is located to the left as you enter.
  • There are two doors to the sanctuary.
  • The first door is 3m from the main entrance.
  • The second door is 12m from the main entrance.
  • The doors are both single.
  • The doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening for the first door is 74cm (2ft 4in).
  • The door opening for the second door is 90cm (2ft 10in).
  • There are fixed pews in the sanctuary.
  • The pews do not have armrests.
  • There is a shallow step to each pew.
  • There is limited space at the front of the sanctuary to allow space for a wheelchair user.
  • There is further space at the 'Cameron Memorial' area, which is to the right hand side of the sanctuary facing the altar.
  • The aisles are wide enough for a wheelchair user.
  • There are two medium height steps to access the altar.
  • The steps are not clearly marked and do not have handrails.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are low.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are balcony seating.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are available.