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St Helen's Church

Fish Street, Worcester, WR1 2HN

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Introduction

  • St Helen's is the oldest church in Worcester and has recently been awarded grant funding for a major refurbishment programme.

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Fish Street.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

Inside Access

  • There is not 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 during services.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Main 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 easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Level Change for Altar & Toilet Access

  • Access is via a single medium step to the altar area (photograph 1), down a medium step to the lobby area (photograph 2) and then down a further shallow step in the doorway to the toilet (photograph 4).
  • There is a slightly raised stone slab at the bottom of the step to the lobby (photograph 3).
  • The floor in this area is a little uneven.

The High Street Pop-Up

  • On Fridays, during term time St Helen's is open between 11:00 and 14:00 to visitors. There is information on the history of the church and coffee is served with donations requested.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

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.