Access at St. Mary’s, Cadishead
Access at St. Mary’s, Cadishead
Introduction The parish of St. Mary’s Cadishead is committed to welcoming all people.

As part of this commitment, we aim to continue to improve our access for people with a disability or special need. Please contact us if you have any specific requirements, suggestions or questions; we shall do our best to help.

We hope that you find the following guide useful. All information is correct as of February 2005.

Page contents Visually impaired
Hearing impaired
People with special needs
Wheelchair users
Housebound

Visually impaired Service books or sheets are normally available at all services in large print. At present, no information is available in Braille.

Hearing impaired We use a sound system with amplification for the main services. We also have an induction loop system in the church. There is no minicom phone.

At present, we do not have services signed using BSL. If anyone is interested in services in BSL, please contact Cherry Vann, Chaplain to the Deaf, The Vicarage, 195 Harrowby Road, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 9QU Tel. 01204 572 455.

induction loop sign We have an induction loop system.

You can view a list of churches for deaf people in the diocese of Manchester, with times of services in sign language.

Adults or children with special needs We welcome all people to our services. If you have a child with a special need they are welcome to attend Sunday School. Please inform the Sunday School teachers or a Warden of any particular needs your child may have, so that your child can receive the appropriate care whilst in Sunday School.

Wheelchair users Inside the Church, one pew has been cut away to provide space for a wheelchair user within the main seating area of the congregation. There are two steps from the nave to the chancel. We have recently installed handrails. In addition, we have a portable ramp to allow access to the chancel area. If you cannot negotiate the slope (it is steeper than 1 in 12) a sidesperson or warden will be pleased to help. If you would rather receive communion in the main area, please tell a sidesperson, and they will arrange for the priest to bring communion to you.

Most of the floor area of the Church is flat and with circulation paths at least 1.2m wide. The church hall is flat throughout.

The toilet in the church hall is wheelchair accessible.

There is no designated parking space, but the car park is large and provides flat access to the church and church hall.
People who are housebound If you have difficulties leaving your home (either temporarily or permanently) then we can bring communion to you. Usually either the vicar or a lay assistant will arrange a convenient time to come to your house. Currently, we take communion to a number of people on a monthly basis.

If you would like communion brought to you, please contact us.
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