Holy Trinity with St Columba, Fareham

Accessibility

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As a member of the Inclusive Church Network, our parish strives to be accessible and welcoming to all. We are however aware of shortcomings which we continue to try to address. We would welcome feedback to help us in our endeavours. Thank you. 

Holy Trinity Church

There is one direct pedestrian entrance into the church.  This double-width front door faces north, opening onto West Street. There is a single step outside the doorway but a portable ramp is stored in the porch.

In the small car park situated to the side of the Church is a slope, this allows easy access for all. The Parish Centre entrance has double-width external doors next to the small car park.  

Directly inside the door you are greeted by an internal slope leading into the Church. You can either use this as an exit or use the pedestrian entrance.



Most seating in the Church is fixed pews so wheelchair and pushchair are limited for space, however there is plenty of room at the back of the Church with tables and chairs.  

The Chapel area (pictured right) with prayer cross to the east end of the church is not accessible to wheelchair users. There are however more prayer candles towards the front of the main body of the church, without incurring steps.  

    • Large-print orders of service, song sheets and weekly news sheets are available.
    • There is a sound amplification system with hearing loop.
    • Hearing and Blind Assistance dogs are welcome.

The Parish Hall

The Parish Centre is accessed from West Street via side road, to small carpark to west side of Holy Trinity church. There are no steps to the double entrance doors.

A second set of internal double doors lead to male & female toilets and an equal access toilet with nappy-changing facility.

The main hall has double-width access doors, the Lounge a single door. Both halls have smooth carpet and no steps.

    • There is a sound system in the main hall, allowing for a loop system to be used.
    • There is no sound system in the lounge.
    • Visitors to our parish facilities with assistance dogs are very welcome.

St Columba Church

St Columba Outside

St Columba church can be approached from the public pavement along a flat paved path, using the east-facing door. There are no steps.

The west-facing door is accessed from the public pavement down a tarmac path, or from the adjacent church car park. There are no steps.

Inside the church there is a single level hard floor, apart from carpeted central aisle.

 

    • There is a sound amplification system with hearing loop. 
    • Service and song words are usually shown on a single screen at the front of the church but large-print paper versions are available.
    • Seating is flexible, allowing for full choice of position for wheelchair users.
    • Hearing and Blind Assistance dogs are welcome.

St Columba Church Hall

The hall is accessed through double doors, from the car park area, close to the church west-facing door.  There are no steps. Inside there are smooth carpet tiles on the floor.


There are two toilet cubicles but no equal-access toilet. There’s no sound system in the hall and the kitchen is not accessible by wheelchair users.