Accessibility to All
We are not 100% there yet for accessibility, but we aim to be churches which are open to all, including those with mobility, hearing or visual impairments. This varies from church to church in our group.
New service sheets aim to use larger print as standard and follow advice from the visually-impaired themselves.
Masham church is wheelchair accessible and has flat access from the road, as does North Stainley church. At Masham, a wheelchair is available for visitors who do not have their own with them.
Assisted wheelchair access is possible at Healey, West Tanfield and Well churches. Please ask a steward or churchwarden for details on arrival, or phone ahead (see contact details for individual churches).
Hearing loops are installed in Masham, Healey, West Tanfield and North Stainley.
Masham Church has two toilets which are open all the time the church is open. One of these toilets is a fully accesible toilet suitable for those in wheelchairs and restricted mobility.
Our team of Pastoral Visitors seek to ensure that elderly, sick and isolated members of our community know they are not forgotten.
If you think you might be able to join this team who make regular home visits and then periodically meet together to pray for those they visit please contact the vicar.
Likewise, if you know of anyone who would welcome home visits, please let the vicar know.
Pop-in Coffee Group
This group meets in Masham on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 11am and is designed to help people who have lost a spouse to gain confidence in going out socially once again.
Phone Lesley Hunter for details on 689828