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St John's Church

Church Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6BX

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Introduction

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    • Details of the programme of church services and events are available on the church website.
    • The church is also generally open Monday - Saturday from 09.30 - 14.00 for private prayer.
    • The building may be unattended at this time and only the main entrance open.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Sidcup.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Sidcup.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is in front of the church hall, to the left of the church.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The nearest designated bay is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the accessible church entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • 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
    • There is a sign on the wall to indicate Blue Badge parking next to the building.

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 doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 67cm (2ft 2in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The second door is to the right of the lobby on entering the church.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in frony of the gate and the main entrance.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is further medium step at the second door.
    • This door has a handrail to the right.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right hand side of the church.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 122cm (4ft) wide.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located immediately after the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are low.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • Comments View
    • There is a portable ramp to overcome the step inside the doors.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Most of the seating is in fixed pews.
    • There is space in front and at the rear of the pews for wheelchair users.
    • There are also unfixed tables and chairs at the rear of the church.

Level Change (Side Chapel)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located from the right hand aisle into the chapel.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are low.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • There is also one step up from the main seating area to the altar platform.
    • This step could be overcome using the portable ramp.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Access to Toilets)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the left of the church.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Additional Info

  • Children are welcomed at the venue.
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    • The photograph shows a children's play area and book corner at the rear left of the church.