This page gives information about access to the Abbey for people with disabilities or other special needs.
The main entrance
The Abbey is approached by a tarmac pathway which is virtually level. There are no steps. There is limited car access for those who need to get close to the door, but we do ask that you drive carefully – we have a lot of walkers along our paths! You may park near the main entrance if you are a blue badge holder.
A wheelchair accessible toilet is available inside the Abbey – just ask the steward for directions.
Baby Change Facilities
Baby change facilities are available within the wheelchair accessible toilet. Please speak to the duty steward who will be able to assist you.
Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs
Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome in the Abbey at all times.
The Abbey is equipped with a hearing loop system which is in use during services. Please switch your hearing aid to "T".
Taking part in worship services
There is level access to the areas of the Abbey where services are normally held. On Sundays, at the main Sung Eucharist service, wheelchair users and others may either come up to the altar rail or ask the duty churchwarden for the sacrament to be brought to them where they are sitting.
We use vegan wine, and gluten free wafers are available at all Eucharist services. Should you wish to receive a gluten free wafer, please make this known to one of the sidespersons or the duty Churchwarden before the service.
If you have any questions or comments about access, please contact the Parish Office - details on the Contact Us page