Disability, Inclusion and Accessibility
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.
St Mark’s welcomes everyone and anyone of any ability, gifts, limits, disabilities, neuro-diversity or special needs.
We also understand that belonging to a church community is not just about being welcomed but about flourishing as part of the church, having your voice heard, and being able to give and receive in many different ways.
The New Testament explains that we are all a part of the body of Christ, and we cannot function without each other. We all have different gifts and different things that we can offer.
If there is anything that we can do to make the services and life of the church more accessible for you, please let someone from the clergy and staff team know. If it would help you to ask for anything specific before you come and meet us, please contact the church office.
St Mark’s has an accessible door into The Link, with no steps. The Link is approached via a gentle slope and has a door directly to the church and the toilets. There is a car park with limited parking and some on road parking. There is a disabled toilet with room for a wheelchair, however, the toilet is of standard height. Please ask for details of the hearing loop and if we can do anything to make the service more accessible such as a large print service sheet for traditional services. If you require the PowerPoint to be printed out, please let us know. The main body of the church is on one level, however, there are 2 steps to the altar and front of the church. If you would prefer to receive Holy Communion in your seat, please let somebody know. St Mark’s welcomes those with learning disability and autism. Please let us know if there is anything else that we can do to help you engage with services and the life of the church.
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:12