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Cathedral Church of St. Mary and St. Boniface

45 Cecil Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 5HW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include daily mass, morning and evening prayer and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every day. Times of services will vary and can be checked on the websitehttp://www.plymouthcathedral.co.uk or via the weekly newsletter available in the Cathedral.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include the Cathedral Centre and toilet facilities.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Plymouth.

COVID-19 Information

  • Mas 10am daily. 8 and 6.
  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are hand held.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a Track and Trace system in place.
  • There is a one-way system throughout.
  • The one-way system is clearly marked/signed.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Toilets are currently unavailable.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the side of the cathedral.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 700cm x 600cm (22ft 12in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The main car park is at a lower level beyond the accessible parking bays.
    • On Sundays there is also on-street parking available.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Cathedral)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 230cm (7ft 7in) wide.

Side Entrance - Cathedral

  • There is a small side door to the Cathedral which is open most of the time.
  • The door is to the left of the main entrance, beyond the tower.
  • There are two steps without handrails and the door is 90cm wide.
  • If the main doors are closed visitors can call the Parish Office on 01752 662 537, or call at the office located at 45 Cecil Street, which is adjacent to the Cathedral.

Inside Access (Cathedral)

  • 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 play background music.
  • Music is played depending on events taking place.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Access to Altar, Lady Chapel and Memorial Chapel)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right of the High Altar.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Confessional

  • There is a level access confessional with sufficient internal space to allow a wheelchair to manoeuvre.
  • The entrance door is 100cm wide and the door opens towards you.

Outside Access (Cathedral Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the main entrance.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 230cm (7ft 7in) wide.

Inside Access (Cathedral Centre)

  • 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 bright.

Other Floors (Cathedral Centre)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-B.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are the standard male and female toilets.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located immediately inside the cathedral centre.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 170cm (4ft 11in x 5ft 7in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There are not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 130cm (4ft 3in) high.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested 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.
  • Home visits / services are not available.