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St Salvator's Chapel

University of St Andrews, St Salvator's Quad, North Street, St Andrews, KY16 9AL

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Introduction

  • Services in the University chapels are organised by the Chaplaincy team, headed up by the Chaplain to the University. Students, staff and members of the public are all welcome to attend the services and prayer meetings in the University chapels.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in St Andrews.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Leuchars.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Opening Times and Services

  • The chapel is open daily Monday to Friday 08:00 to 17:00 and Saturday 09:00 to 17:00 for personal devotion. Access is via the Cloisters Entrance unless prior arrangement is made with the Chaplaincy Team.
  • Services are held at the following times:
  • Monday to Friday 08:40 - Morning Prayer
  • Wednesday 17:30 - Choral Evensong
  • Sunday 11:00 - University Service
  • Sunday 18:30 - Choral Evensong.

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).
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 265cm x 490cm (8ft 8in x 16ft 1in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located opposite the building on North Street.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 240cm x 3000cm (7ft 10in x 98ft 5in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located beside the building on North Street.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (North Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the chapel on North Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is open during services and special occasions. For wheelchair access outside these times please contact the Chaplaincy Team.
    • The stepped cloisters entrance is open daily Monday to Friday 08:00 to 17:00 and Saturday 09:00 to 17:00.

Level Change (Cloisters)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located at the right hand end of the cloisters.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to each archway to the cloisters.
  • There is/are 2 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 not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Outside Access (Cloisters Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building from the cloisters of the Quadrangle.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 91cm (2ft 12in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 114cm (3ft 9in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in the second doorway.
    • There is / are 2 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a second similar entrance at the other end of the cloisters.
    • The stepped Cloisters Entrance is open daily Monday to Friday 08:00 to 17:00 and Saturday 09:00 to 17:00.
    • This North Entrance is open during services and special occasions. For wheelchair access outside these times please contact the Chaplaincy Team.

Inside Access

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

Level Change (Aisle)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located at the end of the aisle leading to the chancel and choir.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is portable.
  • Please contact the Chaplaincy Team (if the ramp is missing) for use of the portable ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the end of the aisle leading to the chancel and choir.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Level Change (Choir Stalls)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located between and at the end of the choir stalls.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are 1 to 3 steps to access the choir stalls at the ends and in between.

Level Change (Altar)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the altar end of the sanctuary.
  • There is/are 3 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are two steps before the altar and a third at the altar platform.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are ground and organ loft.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor.
    • The lighting levels are low.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the organ loft and balcony.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.